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Originally Posted by Aron79 View Post
Hi,

I am planning to buy a Schwinn Mirada bike from craigslist for 180$. Owner says it was not departmental version of Mirada and he bought it in 2005 from a bike shop. As far as I can see from the web , this model belonged to 80 and 90's. Does anyone know if these bikes were sold in 2005?

If something may go wrong can we get parts easily for this model?

Appreciate your help, this is my first bike buying experience so any help would be good.

Aron
Looking at the pictures there are various clues about both age and original price. The SIS thumb shifters and cantilever brakes put the age of the bike much earlier than 2005 by at least 10 years. The rear derailleur hanger is a clue as to quality, it is attached to the derailleur, not the frame making this a low end bike not a higher end model. This is basically the sort of bike you could buy at a garage sale for $50. Look also at the steel seatpost, the same as what you would expect to find today on a cheap department store bike
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