lovelybike mixte

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sometimes having the right lug is all it takes to get the job. i received this lugset as a gift from mike flannigan of ant bikes, and didn’t have any particular plans for it until i got a call inquiring as to whether or not i had a top tube lug for a mixte frame. i did, and i got the job. for the dropouts, i purchased two pairs of cast, socket style models and grafted the chainstay sockets from one to the other, the effect being seamless- a seemingly cast mixte dropout. a lot of attention went into all the details of this frame, from the reinforcements on the seat tube/top tube bridges to the stainless steel kickstand mounting plates (to protect the paint from chipping!). another great paint job from circle a cycles. a great build too- classy and practical.