Re: [CR]Hand-me-down ... Need Help

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Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:03:19 -0400
From: "Brian Eng" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Hand-me-down ... Need Help
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After looking at the pictures in your gallery it seems to be a spot on match to my frame. However, I'll post the pictures I took today and let the experts sort it out ;-) - BB - BB 2 - Brake Bridg e - Chainstay Bridge - Fork Crown - Forks 2 - Head Lug - Seat Lug - Seat Lug 2

If any other pictures would help feel free to let me know.

Brian Eng Yorktown, VA

On 9/5/05, Fredrick Yavorsky <> wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> In my opinion your Mirella (frame) is worth restoring. I say that only
> because I restored and refurbished one of my own. My frame was an
> inexpensive eBay purchase (I wanted a lugged steel frame that fit me) and
> before I spent the time and money to do the cosmetics, I built it up in i t's
> raw state and rode it around. Although I did not do a "period" restoratio n
> (I added some cable stops and water bottle braze-ons) and refinished the
> frame according to my own whimsy, I wound up with a very sweet and unique
> bike. The project was fun for me and I didn't even know what kind of fram e I
> had originally. The CR list was helpful in identifying the Mirella brand and
> I collected various photos of Mirella bikes showing the original finish a nd
> components. Like you mentioned in your post, "new stuff" is a way to go.
> There are many different combinations of parts you can hang on the frame and
> I've used both 27 inch and 700c wheels successfully. Sidepull and centerp ull
> brakes, various cranks and gearing systems, fixed gear, too. Good luck an d
> send photos to the list.
> My original "project Mirella" photos:
> Restored bike:
> **********************************
> Fred Yavorsky
> Jenkintown, PA