22 May, 2007

Ahren and a Mixte


I like this photo of Ahren Rogers holding an unfinished Velo Orange fillet brazed mixte city bike frame. Ahren also builds most of of our racks. The new shop is nice and roomy!

Mixte versions of the city bike and of the Randonneur frame are now available.

13 comments:

bikeville said...

weird, it doesn't have a derailleur hanger?

neil berg said...

It also doesn't have a seatpost tighting bolt braze-on thingy.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't have paint either ;<)

ahren said...

jeez, everyone's a critic.

JoelMatthews said...

I like it. Nice strong lines. Will paint up well.

Shop is nice too. Especially so because somewhere the stem your shopmate is crafting for me is taking shape!

thefastfifty said...

i like the green ventilation hood in the background.

mhandsco said...

Mmmmm... mixte...

Annette said...

Ahren,

Sympathetic ear, here. I just loved reading opinions on how far forward my seat is mounted...

ANDY said...

Ahren & Chris,

The proportions of that frame are really stunning—both the frame size and tube diameter. It looks like a perfect bike.

Anonymous said...

hate to be a hater...can it really be a mixte without twin lateral tubes running the whole length? i must say: "respectfully, non." now, if it were to develope some, if this is just a prototype, why then...

neil b said...

I think the lateral twin tubes are cheaper to do, but aren't as elegant or stiff as this arrangement. I have an old Raleigh twin tube mixte. It weighs a ton and twists. The traditonal Frnch constucteurs made them this way, so I feel it has as much historical right to the term "mixte" as twin tube factoryy bikes do.

Asher said...

W00t! Looks awesome!

Joel said...

Thanks Neil B.

This is a classic frame and quite a beauty to boot!

Why people get so caught up in thinking there is only one way to do things has always baffled me.

I thought the US was the country where rules were made to be broken ... And in any event, as you point out, this bike is well within the French rules for the bike.