From the French for "mixed", a step-through bicycle where the frame's top tube consists of two small, parallel tubes that start at the head tube and join the seatstay and chainstay at the dropouts. Occasionally incorrectly used as a synonym for any kind of step-through frame.
My girlfriend would like to buy a bicycle, though, she's marveled about these old Peugout Mixte bicycles. These seem to be very hard to find. So, I am wondering if there can be found any modern ...
What makes a mixte frame? Further, what's the etymology of 'mixte'?