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Old 05-09-11, 10:41 AM   #1
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Vintage Miele Condor Road Bike, $320?

Any thoughts on this bike?

It's a Miele 22". (I believe Miele is a Canadian Brand.) The Components follow:

Rear Derailleur - Shimano Light Action
Front Derailleur - Shimano
Shifters - Shimano Light Action
Brake Calipers - Miele
Brake Levers - Exage Action
Rims - Ambrosia
Frame - Ishiwata Cr-Mo Doulble Butted Tubing, Forks and Stays
Crank - Sugino

I'm 5 10 and am looking for something fast and good for the city.

Any input would be much appreciated!
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Old 05-11-11, 08:20 AM   #2
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I do believe I'm out of touch but, like the above Lemond the chances I'd pay that for that are slim to none
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The bike is the right size for you, but the price is too steep in my opinion. I just paid a little less than half that for a Miele Latina with 14 speed Campy Athena group and the condition is fantastic. I don't know about the Condor, but it seems it must have been a lower-end than the Latina due to the Shimano Light Action group.

I'm thinking it is worth maybe $150.00 at best. Of course it may be worth more in your area. Where are you located?
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Where are you located?
I'm in Toronto. It's definitely a sellers market. But if you think the price for this is outrageous, perhaps I should keep looking.

Where are you located? From what I gather these bikes are rare outside of Ontario.
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Miele's were built in Toronto by Jim Miele, they certainly have a following in your area. They're excellent frames, very well built and crafted.

For where you are I don't think the price is outrageous, just a tad high.

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They're excellent frames, very well built and crafted.

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Thanks for the response. I found another. It's black and Yellow. But the owner says that there's a ding on the left side that's his mechanic straightened out. Is that code language for the bike is a complete wright off?




I also found this red Bianchi. It's quite nice. It's $325





And another Mielle. It's $350 and looks to be in a bit better shape than the original I posted.


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The one I purchased was in Kansas City, MO. The fellow was asking $200.00 and I offered $150.00. It has Campy Athena 7 speed group, hubs and all. Seatpost is aero, nice!

The only components non-Campy are the stem, Cinelli and the bars, Ambrosio that have internal cable routing.

I will eventually have the bike repainted. Possibly powdercoated. It is a sweet bike for sure.

Given the location you are in, they all seem to be fairly close to market price. Like you said, seller's market.
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Funny, I saw the same Ad (I'm in Burlington) for that bike, started Googling to see if it was a decent price for the bike, but if it's a perfect fit for you at 5'10, I guess it's not a good choice for me at 6' :\

P.S. ... it's now $300 from $325 lol
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