Mirella is Italian. Leri is the tubing, named after the founder's grandfather. What I'm not sure of is when Mirella began as a company. My records showed that it was founded in the 1980s and I think that must be a mistake or typo. Muggio, Italy is just north of Milano. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL USA
MIRELLA: Muggio, Italy. CICLI OFFICINE MECCANICHE LERI 20053 MUGGIO, VIA VARESE 2. TRIBUNALE MONZA N.17317. C.C.I.A. MILANO. Founded by Mirella Rinaldi. Leri tubing named after Leopold Rinaldi, his grandfather.
-----Original Message----- From: Huemax@aol.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Sat, Jan 15, 2011 12:41 pm Subject: Re: [CR] Mirella bike
In a message dated 1/15/11 11:23:13 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> The Mirella brand was made by Leri using their own type seamless tubing
Greg and Fred,
It is getting qite interesting, solving Mirella bike. So I decided to post what I wrote to Fred earlier.
I bought my Mirella (what seller claimed), is he here in C-R? It maybe 7-8 years ago? KEN TODA
Several years ago. I bought a complete bike with almost all NR Campy compo's.
The seller told me it was Mirella (do not remember spelling?). The head set was G/S, but B/B is Italian, then s/t diameter is 26.4mm, which was typical for Italian.
Cut out Prugnt lugs, chrome plated Campy 1010 long drop outs with eyelet, also told me all R-531 tubing? Problem was, there was no decal at all, and gold metallic repaint.
I will have photos in next few days (planning to sell in eBay) so you can see more detail. I rode a few years, the ride was very good, I am stealing parts for Cinelli and Legnano.
Strange thing is, there is no mention of Mirella in ITALIA section of C-R Main site. So, it is not an Italian bike?
Will be in touch,>>
To Greg, Is your B/B Italian spec? And, how about seat pin/post diameter and dropends?
KEN TODA, High Point, NC