Where The Bike Takes Me

Continuing this journey of cycling in efforts to get into shape, lose weight, enjoy the outdoors, and save my knees from their arthritic state at 28 years of age.

The Mixte Gets a Makeover June 17, 2008

Filed under: bike — f8th637 @ 9:10 pm

I picked up the mixte from Bikes at Vienna a little after 7PM (they officially close at 7) and am incredibly ecstatic at how she looks. Aside from the rust spots on the bike she is like a brand new bike. Since I got her I have replaced the tires, the saddle, the handlebars, the grips, the chain, the cassette, and the brake levers. She now shifts like a dream and I’m sure that chain slippage problem is now a thing of the past. Now that I’m so use to the road bike stance of the Kona Sutra it’s actually weird riding on a bike upright. I’ve still got some adjustments to make on the bike like move the saddle back a bit and put the rack and maybe the fenders on it. If I do put the fenders on it then that means they no longer sit on the floor of the spare room. 😛 Pictures to come when she’s done but she now has a Honey Brooks and matching grips. Stay tuned!


One Response to “The Mixte Gets a Makeover”

  1. les johnson Says:

    Check out Bike Club on Washington st Falls Church
    and Race Pace ,Wheaton and other locations…
    Bike Club is “old school” shop with a good attitude about getting you back on your wheels , whatever you may be riding!
    Race Pace is good source for any sort of “upgrade” componetry …no matter where you may be…. was looking for pics of your “mixte”….(how I found your site)

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