Japanese Mixte Progress

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kww

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Apr 2, 2011, 5:25:37 AM4/2/11
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Well the old mixte will be done at the painters in a week or two.
I also just finished the front wheel tonight, here's the spec:

Sturmey Archer dynohub with 70mm drum brake
Wheel Smith butted spokes (they made measuring the tension a bit
harder)
Velocity 650b Blunt rims

And to top it off, there are White Grand Bois Hetre's 650x42.
The sidewalls on the tires are soooo supple, the ride for this around
town bike will be incredible!

Photos soon....

Keith Walker

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Apr 2, 2011, 9:42:39 AM4/2/11
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Keith:

What make of mixte? I just picked up a nice, mid-80s lugged Nishiki
Century (mixte) for my daughter at college. It came with 700c wheels
and riser bars, and for her use I think I'm going to leave it as-is
for now. But eventually I'd like to repaint it and lace up a set of
650B wheels. This would require long-reach brakes or drums... hmmm...
Are you using drum brakes for the rear wheel too? (I've laced up a
few sets with the SA 8-speed drum hubs... like em!!!!) I think
there's also a freewheel or cassette version made by SA with drum
brakes, although I can't recall.

I also have build a few bikes with the SA drum-dynohubs. You can't
beat em for the price; they work great.

Please post pics when you can. GOOD LUCK!!

BB

kww

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Apr 2, 2011, 4:39:03 PM4/2/11
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Here's the bike when it started, also a Nishiki:
https://picasaweb.google.com/keithwwalker/NishikiResized?feat=directlink
Will do a rotary shift 3 speed with drum in the back.

kww

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Apr 4, 2011, 3:15:46 PM4/4/11
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