[CR]Mirella Tubing Question and Mirella For Sale


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Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:44:44 -0500
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
To: Tom Hayes <hayesbikes@nls.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]Mirella Tubing Question and Mirella For Sale

I have a Mirella which is actually for sale.

I researched a bit and the shop that made the bikes is called LERI in Muggio, Via Varese, 2, Tel. 039/794563. They still exist and I think still make bikes.. They also sponser a racing club.

The tubing seems to be double butted cro-moly of some sort. The frame is rather well made with Prugnat lugs and Campagnolo ends.

There is actually an Italian tubing company called L.E.R.I. but I can't imagine they play a role in this as they are a big outfit.

Anyway the bike I have is 55.5 X 56.5, silver and comes with a mix of Campagnolo Nuevo Record (mostly) and Gran Sport components, TTT bar and stem, Unicanitor Saddle, 700C clincher tires. I'd like $375 but I'll haggle and consider offers for the frame or partial components etc. Email if interested for details and pictures.

Joe


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Hayes"
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Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 10:15 AM
Subject: [CR]tubing and saddle questions



> I ran across in a friend's collection of bicycle stuff the following
> and am interested in identifying the quality of them:
>
> On what appears to be an early seventies Mirella (the components
> match that date) is the following tubing identification sticker: Tubi
> Speciali Senza Saladutura Accinia LERI (that appears in different
> script and is in all caps) Aq 35. What level of tubing is this? Is
> it roughly comparable to a grade of Reynolds or Columbus?
>
> On a post-Legnano Legnano, on the seattube it has a Faulk (Falk?)
> tubing identification sticker, and on the downtube it has Columbus SL
> tubing decal. Would it be likely that a bike would use a Faulk
> seattube and Columbus SL tube in the same triangle?
>
> Can anyone identify the model of Italia leather saddle that looks
> almost like a torpedo, or sub-sandwich appearance, very narrow, and
> appears to be of high quality with silver appearing rivets.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Cheers.
>
> Tom
> --
> Tom Hayes
> Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023