That is the twin to the bike my mom put TONS of miles on back when I was in high school. I did not keep good track, I just knew that she rode it for weekend group rides, and then during the week she mostly rode it instead of taking the car for local errands. I maintained it, but did not watch is closely. (I had school, music programs, fantasies about being a racer, and a job at a bike shop, so mom's bike ended up low on the list) I do remember once she complained that it peddled funny. I determined that the problem was that she had worn the drivetrain so much that the FW teeth were almost missing!
I also sold a bunch of those and customers liked them a lot.
Thanks for the memories!
-Clyde (back in the day) Putman Dallas, TX, USA, Earth
________________________________________ From: email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of email@example.com [firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 5:45 PM To: mitch harris Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: [CR] Motobecane Mixte
Hi all. I just want to add my 2 cents worth. I'm a big fan of Motobecane mixtes built this way. It's a superior design to the typical full twin laterals and much nicer execution. That's all. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.
Interesting drop tube that I haven't seen before. Halfway between the usual twin tube method and the Herse single tube mixte method.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Richard G. Elmendorf <Elmendor@uwyo.edu>wrote:
> I have posted pictures of the bike at
> Dick Elmendorf
> Longmont, CO, USA