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 <email@example.com> Subject: [CR] Dating on a "Mirella"
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.
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thanks jordan lorenz tucson az
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