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Old 05-31-19, 09:36 PM
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I giggled when I spotted this sticker this morning






Couldn't pass this up this morning at the junkshop. No doubting this one's heritage.
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Old 06-01-19, 12:55 AM
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Looks like a nice saddle.
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we are going to need some more detail shots!
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Hello Zimmerperson,

thanks for posting

she appears close to 1984

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Light Action rear derailleur with concealed P spring pivot would date to very late 1980s but it may be a replacement, as I'd expect a uni-crown fork by that era. Fork style and above BB cable routing would suggest circa 1984-1986. Given apparent era, there should be a frame date code on the rear dropout.
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Yeah, compared to the "Schwinn Approved..." proudly and predominately plastered on every surface of the mid seventies Schwinn road bikes... that small white paper label is brimming to it's edges with whole lot of irony, isn't it?

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Old 06-01-19, 06:52 PM
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The only reason I bought it. A nice B72. I'll pull it and probably give the rest to the co-op
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Don’t be too hasty. Might be a good Schwinn frame and a Mixte to boot. It has a dr hanger at least. Which model is it?
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The only reason I bought it. A nice B72. I'll pull it and probably give the rest to the co-op
Don't be too quick to condemn this one. They're very nice bikes, and outside of the derailleurs (I'd upgrade to Suntour VxGT) , this one is nicely equipped. And mixtes are becoming a bit chic. This is a nice example. Kent T approved.
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Old 06-01-19, 09:48 PM
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Schwinn Mirada. The tubing's a bit gas pipey and the geometry is a little slack, but the bike's got good bones, decent brakes, tire clearance for days, and some nice braze-ons. It could be a really special allroad build for somebody. If I were not so tall and into mixtes, I would really want one to test out the Rat Trap Pass tires.
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Old 06-01-19, 10:34 PM
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The tubing is not gas pipe.
This is a circa 1985-1987 Mirada. It is 4th in line in the Schwinn ATB lineup of the time. It is above the Mesa Runner, which was the lowest level ATB, and below the Sierra. It has chromoly main tubes and hi-ten fork and stays with forged dropouts. Serial number on the bb should reveal the exact year.
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Better than RatPass clearance. I test fitted a set of 650b 2.2 and it looks like frame was made for them. Hmmm
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Nothing to giggle about re. that sticker, as Giant was making a lot of frames for Schwinn around that time. Only unusual part is that someone forgot to remove the sticker before delivery to the end buyer.

What's the number on the headbadge?
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