1999 Mixte

"Lady in Lavender"
Preston, 1999

Not many lady's Hetchins were made, and only three were made with vibrant stays. The lady's model is known as the Mixte, which refers to the extra stays running diagonally from the dropouts to the head tube. This one was made in 1999. A second of the three vibrant Mixtes is also featured at this site.

The bike is equipped with mixed components: Shimano 105 front changer and long-cage mech with Dura Ace indexed dt levers; 8-sp. cassette, 13-32; Stronglight triple crankset, 48/38/26; the original Shimano 600 brakes have been replaced by Campag Athena at the rear and Monoplaner at the front. The rear brake is mounted on the middle strut, which gives a straight pull from the lever and smooth action, unlike other Mixtes with the brake mounted on the seat stay which requires special bottom-pull mounting hardware and an extra bend in the Bowden cabling. The original saddle has been replaced by a modern Selle Italia Lady gel saddle. Kalloy seat pin, Panaracer clinchers. The color scheme is lavendar metallic with cream panels and gold trim.

Below: Some photos of the bike in original condition and during refurbishment.