Re: [CR] Dating on a "Mirella"


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From: <FujiFish1@aol.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 10:37:48 -0500
To: <PHarw53886@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Cc: jordanlorenz@me.com
Subject: Re: [CR] Dating on a "Mirella"


Hi Paul, Are the b.b. cable guides a clip-on unit, or are they brazed in place? What does the rear derailleur say on the flat top of the shoulder, near the mounting pivot bolt? Ever checked for the date codes on the inside surfaces of the hub's outer locknuts? These will help tell the real date story ... thanks...

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

In a message dated 2/10/2009 9:31:49 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, PHarw53886 writes:

Jordan: I have a Mirella I bought 25 years ago while courting my wife....(I still have both). There is no date stamped on mine either but the beautiful lug work, cable guides on top of the BB, high flange record hubs and record group is still original and I was told it was a '68 model. Your pictures are very similar to mine except for the down tube decal which mine does not have. I'm not a bike expert but I believe the nuovo record rear derailieur I have is late 60's vintage! (I just can't remember if I switched it out at some point the last 25 years! )

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-----Original Message----- From: FujiFish1@aol.com To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Cc: jordanlorenz@me.com Sent: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 2:09 pm Subject: Re: [CR] Dating on a "Mirella"

Jordan, Given the other components, the windowed lugs, and importantly the derailleur cable guides BRAZED on top of the bottom bracket (1972 appearance for most Italian bikes, based upon recent CR discussion), I'd think that the 1974 date is pretty accurate for that frame ... but I am no expert, and don't know anything about Mirellas in particular.

Ciao, Mark Agree Southfield MI USA ~ ~ ~

Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 10:21:19 -0700 From: Jordan Lorenz <_jordanlorenz@me.com_ (mailto:jordanlorenz@me.com) > Subject: [CR] Dating on a "Mirella"

Hey everyone,

I picked this bike up off CL a few days ago. I wanted some input on when it was made. I am thinking 60's but there is a '74 rear derailer the front also look from that year. There is not much info on the web about this italian bike so I though I would put it out to the list. Any other pertinent information would be great. The frame is 53X54cm. This is too small for me and may come up soon for sale.

pictures are here: http://gallery.me.com/jordanlorenz#100055

thanks jordan lorenz tucson az

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