This amazing little Ventura Sport Mixte frame came into our coworker Brenna’s life about two and a half years ago. It’s original owner was scrapping it (and it’s many dilapidated parts), but Brenna saw a real opportunity underneath all the grit and grime. She has since grown that old frame into an amazingly fun ride.

Vintage Ventura Sport Mixte

Not every bike we ride has to be top-shelf quality, and in fact many aren’t (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone). But with time and patience comes the right used parts to put a great bike together. Over the last few years Brenna has done exactly that and reserved some of the more unique parts that have come her way for this bike. 6 Speed Dura-Ace hubs? Yep. An antique Huret rear derailleur? Definitely. Kooka brake levers? What else?

Vintage Ventura Mixte

We recommend everyone have a bike in their stable that’s guaranteed to put a smile on their face. It doesn’t have to be new, or flashy, or ultra-light… Just make it fun to ride!

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Complete Bike Specs:

  • Frame: Vintage lugged steel Ventura Sport Mixte
  • Wheels: 700c Dura-Ace Hubs laced to Araya hard-anno rims
  • Drivetrain: 1×6 spd with Huret derailleur and custom chainguide
  • Handlebars: Ahearne “Map”
  • Brakes: Kooka brake levers and Tektro R556 longreach calipers
  • Saddle: Brooks
  • Cranks: Sugino
  • Pedals: Blacklabel platforms
  • Bag: Custom made by our coworker Joel!

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Now get out there and have some fun!

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