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 chain guard 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.
Frame: Powder coated chromoly (CRMO) steel
Frame size: 48cm (19″)
Gears: Nexus Shimano internal hub in 3 or 8 speed.
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, Vermilion, Black
Weight: 14 Kg
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" | 155cm - 180cm
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