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    Miele Road Bikes - What models are out there?

    ok... soooo I'm trying to learn a bit about Miele bikes so I have been doing some research... I figured that it would be neat to start a thread where ppl can post pics of their Miele Road bikes... what's the best model you have? Lets bring out the rare ones...

    I'm going to get things rolling with one of mine... it's a Miele Latina Road Issue that came originally with a Colnago Fork... I found this interesting because I did hear that Miele had some connection to Colnago...

    Here are some pics (right now it's in the process of being converted to a Fixie):

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    Here is my Miele Condor I picked up recently. I believe it is an 85-87. Can't find any catalogs or serial number info to help identify. If someone is able to help let me know. It has Suntour Sprint derailleurs and shifters. I really like the components. I can switch the shifters to run it as friction or indexed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
    Here is my Miele Condor I picked up recently. I believe it is an 85-87. Can't find any catalogs or serial number info to help identify. If someone is able to help let me know. It has Suntour Sprint derailleurs and shifters. I really like the components. I can switch the shifters to run it as friction or indexed.
    The fade paint indicates a 19897 Condor, however the Sprint componets are not OEM, having been upgraded from Shimano Light Action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter View Post
    ...I'm going to get things rolling with one of mine... it's a Miele Latina Road Issue that came originally with a Colnago Fork... I found this interesting because I did hear that Miele had some connection to Colnago...
    The fork is definitely not original. Miele had an association with Ferrare and Rossin, but I've not heard of Colnago. The moment anybody hears that a brand has an Italian contract manufacturer, they assume it's either Cinelli or Colnago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    The fork is definitely not original. Miele had an association with Ferrare and Rossin, but I've not heard of Colnago. The moment anybody hears that a brand has an Italian contract manufacturer, they assume it's either Cinelli or Colnago.
    Well, I have heard more towards that than against... You are probably right... None the less the bike did come with that fork so I'm leaving it with the frame...

    Any other unique high end Miele bikes out there? Anything more high end than this one?

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    Why is this one highend? Other than the barest glimpse of a Columbus decal there nothing to tell us the quality of the frame. what is the tubing level? what are the dropouts? what components were on it?

    I agree with T-Mar that fork is very likely a replacement for some reason and if Colnago ever did any contrack wotk for Miele I am certain they would not have their own logo on the fork crown.

    Too bad your making it inot a Fixie it may be a nice road bike.
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    i gots a pretty generic-looking Miele Tange Infinity frame, to which i'm going to add a columbus fork and build as a street geared bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Too bad your making it inot a Fixie it may be a nice road bike.
    +1 it's a terrible candidate with all those braze ons, shifters, fd, and rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    Why is this one highend? Other than the barest glimpse of a Columbus decal there nothing to tell us the quality of the frame. what is the tubing level? what are the dropouts? what components were on it?...
    It's not high end and his tubing decal is a replacement, along with the fork. Ive seen a handful of these before and they've always had a chromed, curved blade fork. The Latina was a circa 1990 model with Columbus SL and Athena components. It was an upper mid-range bicycle for the era. High end would be stretch. You might even consider knocking it down an extra notch, just because of the Syncro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    It's not high end and his tubing decal is a replacement, along with the fork. Ive seen a handful of these before and they've always had a chromed, curved blade fork. The Latina was a circa 1990 model with Columbus SL (Your eyes must be better than mine or you have areally huge screen) and Athena (thats where the HS came from then? I thought maybe it came with the fork) components. It was an upper mid-range bicycle for the era. High end would be stretch. You might even consider knocking it down an extra notch, just because of the Syncro.
    I always thought they charged extra for Synchro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    I always thought they charged extra for Synchro
    It was a sarcastic comment about Syncro's performance relative to just about everything esle on the market at that time. Next time, I'll include the appropriate emoticon. I figured, if certain members can start throwing out comments about rare, high-end, all chrome Royce-Unions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    It was a sarcastic comment about Syncro's performance relative to just about everything esle on the market at that time. Next time, I'll include the appropriate emoticon. I figured, if certain members can start throwing out comments about rare, high-end, all chrome Royce-Unions...


    OH I picked that up for the snide jab it was and tossed it right back (or so I thought)

    I thought maybe the OP could use some of the info in this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    The fade paint indicates a 19897 Condor, however the Sprint componets are not OEM, having been upgraded from Shimano Light Action.
    Did you mean 1987 or 1989?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
    It's not high end and his tubing decal is a replacement, along with the fork. Ive seen a handful of these before and they've always had a chromed, curved blade fork. The Latina was a circa 1990 model with Columbus SL and Athena components. It was an upper mid-range bicycle for the era. High end would be stretch. You might even consider knocking it down an extra notch, just because of the Syncro.


    Well, I know that mine is not the highest end Miele, all I was looking for was to see who else actually had an equivalent or higher end Miele out there...

    As a side note to all the comments, I already have 4 road bikes... I don't need another one, so That's why this one will be a fixie... But it can always be switched over to a roadie again in the future... I have 9 bikes so they can't all be roadies...

    ... about the fork... You are right... so I looked a little deeper and it is originally equipped with a chrome fork... I realllly don't like that chrome fork though as I find it makes the frame look cheaper... I like this one Much better... so I'm going to keep it with the frame... it will at least be a conversation piece...

    As a newbie you will have to fill me in... what is SYNCRO ??

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    Miele Chic

    I have this ,a Miele Chic. 14 speed, Sante (Shimano?) components. Cinelli stem and bars. Durex rims with DT spokes. A sticker says hand painted using Sikkens paint.
    The tubing decal is crackled and has pieces missing(part of it has a white dove on a red background) ........ I see now it is a Columbus decal ,same as the two that are on either side of the fork.

    Anybody have a clue on what year it was made? Possible value now?
    What it typically sold for when new?
    I'd say its a 8 or 9 out of 10
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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
    I have this ,a Miele Chic. 14 speed, Sante (Shimano?) components. Cinelli stem and bars. Durex rims with DT spokes. A sticker says hand painted using Sikkens paint.
    The tubing decal is crackled and has pieces missing(part of it has a white dove on a red background)

    Anybody have a clue on what year it was made? Possible value now?
    What it typically sold for when new?
    I'd say its a 8 or 9 out of 10
    VERY Nice Bike!!!

    Is the word "Miele" engraved in the rear seat stay by the seat Binder Bolt?

    The Bike's value depends on your location... Where are you located?

    In a large Canadian city like Toronto it has a nice value... in the US it does not... Miele is a Canadian company so many Americans either don't know about the company or don't think it's worth very much...

    I have bought and sold Miele bikes like that in the $150-$600 range...
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    Miele Catalog...


    One of my personal bicycles,a special issue Miele built by Pogliaghi and sports a two digit serial number...
    Learn how to find, restore and maintain vintage road bicycles at... MY "TEN SPEEDS"

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
    Miele Catalog...


    One of my personal bicycles,a special issue Miele built by Pogliaghi and sports a two digit serial number...


    NICE!!! I actually bought the exact super record frame shown above for $175... when I got home I noticed that the frame had a kink in it so I returned it... it was a shame though because it was a truely anazing frame!!!

    I like how the rear stays on your orange bike are joined by the seat binder bolt! Very unique!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter View Post
    VERY Nice Bike!!!

    Is the word "Miele" engraved in the rear seat stay by the seat Binder Bolt?
    Where are you located?
    This is what you are referring to ...right?

    I'm just north of Windsor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
    I have this ,a Miele Chic. 14 speed, Sante (Shimano?) components. Cinelli stem and bars. Durex rims with DT spokes. A sticker says hand painted using Sikkens paint.
    The tubing decal is crackled and has pieces missing(part of it has a white dove on a red background) ........ I see now it is a Columbus decal ,same as the two that are on either side of the fork.

    Anybody have a clue on what year it was made? Possible value now?
    What it typically sold for when new?
    I'd say its a 8 or 9 out of 10
    The Chic, with Sante, was available from 1988-1990. However, based on the plum paint and decals, yours should be a 1988 model. Original MSL was $800. Value is highly dependent on local market conditions. Smaller frame size may further depreciate value in smaller markets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rjhammett View Post
    Did you mean 1987 or 1989?
    That should be 1987. Sorry.

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    @The Chic

    The Sante group is fetching high, bordering silly, prices on ebay. I'd say in Toronto, all cleaned up and photographed well you'd likely get north of $400. The size may be a factor but last summer I sold a similarly sized "low end" (read mid-range) Pinarello outfitted with Shimano 105 of the same era for $500. Clean it up (especially those hoods) and don't look back. Keep in mind that although Sante is desirable, Miele (even in Canada) doesn't have the brand equity of a Pinarello or other classic namesake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
    This is what you are referring to ...right?

    I'm just north of Windsor.
    Bingo! I collect Miele bikes and I would EASILY pay $150-200 more JUST because of that word Miele engraved in the frame... Buy as was said above, frame size is a little small and to get the big bucks Toronto is the place to sell it

    What size is the frame?

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    Thanks everyone!!!

    I measured the frame at 20.5" that'd make it a 52cm

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    Quote Originally Posted by detroitjim View Post
    Thanks everyone!!!

    I measured the frame at 20.5" that'd make it a 52cm
    Hi, yea, at that size it will be slightly less value,.. I would consider taking the advise of the other posters and sell the group on eBay separate from the frame... I'll buy the frame if you want

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