With a lower top tube than the Classic frame and a slightly more raised top tube than the Sommer, the Mixte is the perfect combination of a men's and women's frame.
This ingenious design retains the easy mounting and dismounting of a step through frame whilst maintaining a super strong frame & slightly elevated handlebars for upright riding.
A classic European bike.
Frame: Powder coated chromoly (CRMO) steel
Frame size: 48cm (19″)
Gears: Nexus Shimano internal hub in 3 or 8 speed. Single speed also avaible.
Brakes: Tektro dual-pivot front and rear caliper brakes.
Tyres: Kenda Kwest 700 x 35c (cream or gumwall)
Protectors: Mudguards & half chaincase
Finish: Crafted, durable leather saddles, grips, toe clips & other accessories
Colours: Navy, Cream, Olive, Black, Birdie, White
Weight: 14 Kg / 30lb
I received the two bikes yesterday and they are freakin' amaze!!!
Thanks again for arranging the COD for me, i collected the bike today from Paul, he was extremely helpful and I'm sure the bike will be much loved by my wife. It certainly attracted a lot of attention on the way back to work.
Love my new Mixte bike! It rides and looks like a gem..Thanks Papillionaire team for all the help!
Perfect for mild to intermediate hills, the 3 Speed Shimano hub is a clean no-fuss gearing system. The gears are spaced well apart to make sure you still get plenty of assistance going up or down hills.
Ideal for more challenging commutes, the 8 Speed Shimano hub offers a wider range of gearing to handle more difficult inclines and for greater power on downhill and flat gradients.
REGULAR (48 cm)
Recommended height 5'1" - 5'11"
The Mixte is Papillionaire’s retro bike. This ingenious design retains the easy mounting and dismounting of our ladies retro bike whilst maintaining a super strong frame & slightly elevated handlebars for upright riding. A classic European commuter bike.
Made from rigid Chromoly (CRMO) Steel, the Mixte is lighter and more durable than most other retro bicycles. 700 x 35C Kenda Kwest tyres help absorb bumps from cracks and cobblestones. Steel mudguards and chainguard protect you from splashes in wet conditions. The Mixte is also designed with a long head tube and mounting points for a rear carrier to hold your retro baskets on the front and rear.
Available in 3 or 8 speed, with low-maintenance internal gearing. The internal Nexus Shimano hub allows for simple gear changes, wide gear ratio and minimal design.
Bike Accessories are available to complete your retro bike.