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Official "Miele show-off" thread, or: calling all Torontonians!

Old 10-04-16, 03:41 PM
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Hey guys, loving these posts. If anyone bumps into a white Miele Azsora similar to some of the above, 48-50cm ish, 1985-6 era or so, let me know! It was my first road bike and first bike I ever raced on. 30 years and many bikes later, I want it back!
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Here's my "neo-retro" Miele Latina Road Issue (I removed the decals from the top and down tubes because they were damaged, and I didn't like how the bike said "Miele" 10 times on the frame). Columbus SL, with a 10 speed 105 groupset taken off a Scott CR1. The crankset is a Kuota KO3 carbon crankset (GXP, from what I've read its a rebranded as SRAM Force).

I look to eventually switch to a carbon fork. The fork on it right now is not the original Miele Columbus fork, and it's a bit on the heavy side. Any suggestions for a carbon 1" threadless fork for not a lot of money?

Chain, bar tape, and cables going on by the end of the week. Can't wait to get it running.

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Oh damn...just found this....new to site so I can't post links
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Miele beta...48 gold metalic....was full 600 6speed friction...
I did a slight mod with mavic starfish crank and rear spread for 9/10 cogs 105 hubs campy crono tubular hoops
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I sold this Condor about 5 years ago. I liked it but it was too small.
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I guess im in the Miele club. Just picked this up today. It needs a lot of help but im up for the task.
1988? Shimano tricolor. cinelli bars and stem. I dont know whats original to the bike if anything at all.
Like to do an early 80s tribute build. I think ill leave it original paint with all its battle scars20171013_172241 by Norcal Mike, on Flickr
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By process of elimination, it should be a 1989 model. The 1987 version was called the Gara Triathlon and had chrome stay ends and embossed stay caps. The 1988 version was the Gara 88 and was labelled as such, using a different font. It also wasn't offered in white. The 1990 version used totally different decals and had internal cable routing for the rear brake.

Regardless, it has been frankenbiked to an extent. The saddle is obviously not OEM and the rims are mismatched, neither of them being from Miele's standard source during this era.
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Old 10-13-17, 09:38 PM
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By process of elimination, it should be a 1989 model. The 1987 version was called the Gara Triathlon and had chrome stay ends and embossed stay caps. The 1988 version was the Gara 88 and was labelled as such, using a different font. It also wasn't offered in white. The 1990 version used totally different decals and had internal cable routing for the rear brake.

Regardless, it has been frankenbiked to an extent. The saddle is obviously not OEM and the rims are mismatched, neither of them being from Miele's standard source during this era.
Thanks for the data! I was hoping youd chime in. Yes the seat is a Selle USPS dated 2000. It had a bent front wheel so i threw that one for the photo. The front wheel that came on it is a Durex ambrosia with a 600 hub. The back wheel is definitly not original. its an RSX hub 7 speed 130mm spacing which was stuffed in there. I really like this frame.
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Yes, an Ambrosio Elite Durex rim would be OEM. At least they were in 1987, 1988 & 1990, so I'm assuming they were used in 1989 too.
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Old 03-06-18, 06:14 AM
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Managed to find a Miele in Australia, having trouble getting a positive ID on the frame. They seem to be nice bikes though; I love mine!
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I just picked up a Miele mountain bike here in Austin Texas. The name of the model is mostly scratched off, but think I can see "Aries_?00". It has a strange back brake under the bike, it's lugged plain gauge steel. Sorry these pics are strange, I'm not near the bike right now. Other things to note, there is a zoom stem with a negative rise, bull bars and a junk v-brake on the front. I think the back brakes & rear d are original, but I don't know about the cranks, front ring, fork, etc. The fork is black with rack attachments. I really want to see markk900's picture (he's posted it in this thread and one other) but the links are broken and this is my first post so I can't just message him about it.

Imgur album: imgur.com/a/Og7kn94 (you'll have to copy/paste it, under 10 posts - sorry)

Sorry about the quality of the pics, I'll get better ones tonight but I'm hoping to see some images of an Aries or 2 to see if that's what I have.

Thanks guys.
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Old 02-20-19, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by baconismidog View Post
I just picked up a Miele mountain bike here in Austin Texas. The name of the model is mostly scratched off, but think I can see "Aries_?00". It has a strange back brake under the bike, it's lugged plain gauge steel. Sorry these pics are strange, I'm not near the bike right now. Other things to note, there is a zoom stem with a negative rise, bull bars and a junk v-brake on the front. I think the back brakes & rear d are original, but I don't know about the cranks, front ring, fork, etc. The fork is black with rack attachments. I really want to see markk900's picture (he's posted it in this thread and one other) but the links are broken and this is my first post so I can't just message him about it.
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Hello and welcome to the forums. The rear U brake was used around '87 and '88 but most companies quickly went back to regular cantilever brakes. The V brakes in the front were added much later. The bar and stem seems to indicate someone tried to make this into a hipster fixed gear or just liked the idea of a really stretched out riding position.

With regular flat bars or even a cruiser type bar set up this could be a nice comfy cruiser.

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Originally Posted by markk900 View Post
You need another ATB on this thread, so here's mine:

Do you still have your MTB? A new member was hoping to see pics of it.
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I want a Miele!!!
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@Bianchigirll : I do and will try to repost pics on a non PB site

it's my go to bike for anything. I love riding it.


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Old 02-20-19, 12:17 PM
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@Tmar would also be a good help if you provide some drive side pics. Your does look like my Aries 500 (same colour and looks like same group set). The overall group should be labelled Exage Trail.

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@baconismidog - here are some photos for you.....seat and tires are pretty much the only non-stock bits....


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Right on guys! Thanks! It's hard to find any info on these bikes, it took me a while to even locate that there was a model called the Aries. Mine feels like an 18-19" and yeah, it was hipstered at some point in the past so the front D is gone, chainrings are swapped, post, stem are swapped out and I haven't looked at the hubs, bb, hs to see if they've been swapped. I do like the bolt on wheels, makes it a good candidate for a bar hopper (I'm about a leisurely 50min ride from some killer breweries in East Austin). It is my 21st bike, however, and my wife is getting annoyed.

My 8yr old daughter actually picked out this bike. We'd visited a bike project here where they teach community members (including kids) to wrench on bikes; basically, you pick out a bike that was donated and then over the course of several visits complete a checklist to fix most things you'd ever need to fix on a bike. When they're done, they get to keep the bike (check out austin yellow bike project (austinyellowbike.org/programs/earn-a-bike)). Turns out, however, the classes are during the week day or at hours where my 8yr old can't attend. So, we went on Craigslist and looked for something worth rebuilding. I told her she'd want a nice bike and we saw this Miele and checked out the story behind the builder. She really liked it so we picked it up for $50. Hopefully rebuilding this bike will cement a love of a lugged steel frames in the kid.

I have a full bike shop's worth of tools, been wrenching since the 90's, and she's going to use my race stand to take the whole bike down to the frame and build it back up. She's excited, once we get it built back up I'll update those atrocious pictures with some worthy of a show-off thread

Thanks again guys.
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Found mine on CL in Chattanooga TN. Rescued it from FixieHell but luckily it had escaped the hacksaw. I planned on a solid powder coat until I saw it in person and noticed the Hand Painted SIKKENS Original Acrylic Urethane System decal. Iíve never seen anybody that proud of their paint to use a decal call out for it. Has some scars and scrapes, but no way could I afford a more dazzling finish. Itís basically blue pearl over deep turquoise. Previous owner had narrow drop bars, a kludged alloy crank, mismatched wheels, orange bar tape, rusty track fork, I just caught it in time basically. Itís a Tivoli. If anybody can target a year Iíd love to know. For as amazing as the remaining paint is the original decals look like they were applied by a hungover dude on a Monday morning. What had fractured away over the years was filled in with OneShot pinstriping enamels. Replacement decals were never found. Some like the M on the fork I manufactured. Finally found a decent pair of vintage CXP30s and built the new wheels on new Ultegra hubs. Drivetrain is Ultegra/105 3x9. Bars are 3T. Fork is aftermarket carbon. Tubes are Columbus CROMOR. It rides and handles amazingly.
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Originally Posted by baconismidog View Post
I just picked up a Miele mountain bike here in Austin Texas. The name of the model is mostly scratched off, but think I can see "Aries_?00". ...
Interesting, the serial number would seem to point to a 1987 model manufactured in very late 1986 but the colour scheme, Exage Trail rear derailleur and Aries x00 decal all point towards a 1988 Miele Aries 500S,, which was 5th from the top of a six model ATB line.
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....It’s a Tivoli. If anybody can target a year I’d love to know....
The Tivoli was a road/sport model from the very early 1990s. They were typically outfitted with Shimano 400EX and had an MSRP of ~$500 US. The frame was typically Columbus Cromor with hi-tensile stays and a generic CrMo fork. Due to the extensive rebuild it's impossible to provide an exact year without the serial number or a date code from an OEM component.
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