Friday, March 4, 2011

Mrs. Gale is For Sale

As much as it pains me to say it, I'm selling Mrs. Gale.  She's such a beautiful bike, building her was such a fun experience and I love her to pieces; and because of this love I want her ridden and not hanging in the garage waiting for her all too infrequent days in the sun.

Here are the details:
Gorgeous early 80's mixte made by Nishiki and recently converted to a single speed.  All dressed up with new components! She has a new sprung Brooks saddle, newsingle speed wheels (with flip-flop hub), new chain, new pedals, new coordinating cork grips and a new Wald basket which has been customized with coordinating wood slats.

In all reality, since completing her she's been only been ridden about 20 times.  The garage is packed so full of bikes, she's not going to work for my mother to ride and I just can't stand her to sit.  I'm asking $285 - firm - which is less than I put into her.

I will seriously consider a trade for a newer model, very-low step through, geared bike.  Something along the lines of an Electra Townie, Raleigh Circa or other newer model low step through. Grandma needs a bike and Mrs. Gale's step through height is a bit too high.


  1. Looks like a good bike and well taken care of. Good luck selling it!


  2. I agree that mixtes are not the best for easy on/off. Good luck with finding a bike for Grandma, as well as with selling this one.

  3. I'll be sorry not to see her around anymore. Mrs Gale was an inspiration to me as I am rebuilding a old (and less valuable) mixte.

    Good luck selling her.... I would take her in if I could. I hope she goes to a good home.