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    BB threading for an 80s Miele?

    Does anyone know what kind of bottom bracket threading Miele used back in the 80s on their road bikes? They are a Canadian company with at least marginal Italian roots from what I gather, but there's not much info out there on them. I appreciate any insight.

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    Easiest first shot would be to check the shell width; 70mm = Italian, 68mm = English.

    That said, I did have an early 80's Raleigh quasi-MTB that was English and 70mm, it also had 650b wheels. It was a very odd bike, designed that you had to go back to the dealer for all parts and service.

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    my recollection is that Meiles used english threading

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    Edited... was misinformation.

    By and large the ones I have seen have been English. There are some out there with columbus tubing but also many lower end ones which I think used Japanese tubing and I assume were outsourced... not sure.
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    I'm pretty sure John Miele was italian born, and immigrated to Canada in his twenties. So the bike company does have a little italian heritage, but not enough to brag about. good handmade frames for many years before they "expanded"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otto Rax View Post
    I'm pretty sure John Miele was italian born, and immigrated to Canada in his twenties. So the bike company does have a little italian heritage, but not enough to brag about. good handmade frames for many years before they "expanded"
    Opps I was getting mixed up with Fiori. Now that I think of it I think I have seen a miele or two with Columbus tubing.
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    Thanks for the info. I've since gathered that it's English which was the more likely spec, but I wanted to throw it out there just in case.

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