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

Old 08-19-21, 01:48 PM
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Thanks for this thread, my neighbour gave me her Miele from high school that had been in the basement almost 25 years in the red frame/chromed fork colourway, 1988 Tange 5, internal cable routing for the rear brake cable, Exage Sport rear derailleur so I guess it is an Uno. Needs some work but based on it being their low end bike I won't pour much time or money for parts into it.
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Old 08-19-21, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Miele Man View Post

Pedlar Bicycles is where I bought my Miele Equipe Pro Columbus SL & 1985/1986 Dura Ace groupset, my Miele Beta (recent bought back by me), Miele Primo and my Miele Turista.

All were great bikes.

I loved dealing with Ped;lar Bicycles. I don't think they are around any more. They used to be on the north east corner of Avenue Road and Dupont Streets. They had moved there from their other two locations, one on Avenue Road (Sales) and one (repairs) on Dupont Street.

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Many Nishikis I see for sale in the GTA still have the Pedlar decal on the seat tube. I see there is a Pedlar Bicycle Shop in Niagara Falls for over a decade now but I don't know if it is related at all.
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Old 08-20-21, 09:07 AM
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I'm located in Philadelphia and purchased my Miele about a month ago locally, it's mid-80's but not certain of model or tube set (help identifying would be appreciated). It appears to be a semi-custom build but there was a post in this thread mentioning some of the mid/upper level bikes of that era came with Campagnolo Athena and that's what this has. I updated to wider gear range with modern 13-28 cassette from the 13-21 that was on it, replaced the saddle with a semi-period correct remanufactured Selle Italia Turbo, and threw some cages and straps on the pedals. The only drawback was the oddly mismatched wheelset with different spoke count and only rear Campy hub, still a good deal for $400 in my opinion.

I've done a few short (20-30 mile) road rides on it but the I've never been crazy about the ergonomics of the older style hood/bar combo; this is going to be a city commuter bike for me so somewhat regretfully I'm going to replace the bars with something upright and turn the downtube shift levers into bar thumb shifters.







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Old 08-20-21, 09:17 AM
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You don't want to try it with some tektro aero brake levers (RL340) and a modern 25.4 clamp first?
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Old 08-20-21, 09:23 AM
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I considered that but having several drop bar bikes already part of me just wants this to be relaxed and upright. I wear a backpack to commute, that being it's main function upright is preferred too. I certainly won't get rid of any of the parts it came with.
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Old 08-20-21, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by onitsuka_luv View Post
I'm located in Philadelphia and purchased my Miele about a month ago locally, it's mid-80's but not certain of model or tube set (help identifying would be appreciated)...
The graphics are 1987 to 1989 but the Columbus decal is pre-1988. That should make it 1987 but Athena wasn'r released until the 1989 model year. In this particuylar case, I believe the Athena is correct and that Guvin was simply using up some old Columbus decal strock. The Columbus decal is that for their SL and SP tubesets but the frame size is small enough that it should be SL. This corroborated by the embosssed Miele stay caps, which were only used on SL/SP and SLX/SPX frames dueing this period. The 1989 Miele model with SL and Athena was the Latina.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
The graphics are 1987 to 1989 but the Columbus decal is pre-1988. That should make it 1987 but Athena wasn'r released until the 1989 model year. In this particuylar case, I believe the Athena is correct and that Guvin was simply using up some old Columbus decal strock. The Columbus decal is that for their SL and SP tubesets but the frame size is small enough that it should be SL. This corroborated by the embosssed Miele stay caps, which were only used on SL/SP and SLX/SPX frames dueing this period. The 1989 Miele model with SL and Athena was the Latina.
T-Mar, thank you so much for your help, what a wealth of knowledge! The previous owner stated it is Columbus SL but I wanted another opinion since they were not the first owner, frame size is ~55 TT and ~57 ST center to center measurements.
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Originally Posted by onitsuka_luv View Post
I considered that but having several drop bar bikes already part of me just wants this to be relaxed and upright. I wear a backpack to commute, that being it's main function upright is preferred too. I certainly won't get rid of any of the parts it came with.
I ended up doing the same thing this week with the Miele my neighbour gave me (instead of just tuning it and selling it) as I have a few lighter steel drop bar bikes already as well.. Just a "proof of concept" so far, I threw on the quill stem adapter and some old 90s mtb stem/bars and brake levers from my parts bin on it. Bar needs to be cut about 4cm down to 540mm. Ordered cheap friction shifters from here https://www.ebay.ca/itm/174769444184

P.S. Kickstand is going when it is "done"


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Old 09-30-21, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by frogger72 View Post
I ended up doing the same thing this week with the Miele my neighbour gave me (instead of just tuning it and selling it) as I have a few lighter steel drop bar bikes already as well.. Just a "proof of concept" so far, I threw on the quill stem adapter and some old 90s mtb stem/bars and brake levers from my parts bin on it. Bar needs to be cut about 4cm down to 540mm. Ordered cheap friction shifters from here https://www.ebay.ca/itm/174769444184

P.S. Kickstand is going when it is "done"
That looks great! I splurged on a bunch of new parts, went with a super wide 700mm set off Nitto bars and moved my Campy shift levers to the bars using Velo Orange thumb shift adapters.




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Fellow Torontoians or anyone else interested in joining, I think our time has come! we have waited now for 2 years to live life again and I believe this summer is our time. We should meet somewhere in the Toronto area and have a massive parade of awesome vintage Toronto bikes. A ride along the Martin Goodman trail would make sense and then we could all gather in one of the parks along the way for a meet and greet.

Let's try and get this planned by setting a date and then flush out the details closer to the date.
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Old 05-26-22, 11:33 PM
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Help IDing Miele MTB?

Third try. Apparently I canít post photos. System keeps saying I canít post links, so I try again. Finally read email.

So, anybody able to help me ID a bike I canít post photos of? Iím sure I canít post my email addy either but Iíd love some help.

Cool thread. Thanks in advance.

Darren
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Old 05-27-22, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by DMarcy View Post
Third try. Apparently I canít post photos. System keeps saying I canít post links, so I try again. Finally read email.

So, anybody able to help me ID a bike I canít post photos of? Iím sure I canít post my email addy either but Iíd love some help.

Cool thread. Thanks in advance.

Darren
Welcome to the forum. Your ATB is circa 1987-1989. During this period all the Miele ATBs were called Aries, with a numercial designation to indcate the level. Unfortunately, many of the orignal components have been changed, notably the front cantilever brakes and shifters. The rear U-brake is a Shimano model, as opposed to SunTour but that only narrows it down to about a dozen models over the three years. Please post photos of the drivetrain. If the crankset and/or derailleurs are OEM, then that would be the biggest clue to the model. The serial number may also help to narrow the year. Photo assist...


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Old 05-27-22, 05:57 AM
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FWIW - my Aries 500 is my daily go-to do everything bike - trail ride on Sundays, grocery store, unwind ride in the evening...... Don't know why but I love that bike. Pretty much totally stock except a Brooks saddle which makes the bike really comfortable.

Mine does not have a chrome fork and as T-Mar says there are upgrades but all of the components I can see are slightly higher grade than mine. Mine has the Exage Trail group for the most part; I have a nutted rear axle and not quick release.
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Old 06-08-22, 09:30 PM
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I've been looking at this thread for a while now, I am amazed at T-Mar and Miele Man's knowledge and bikes!

Check out my profile as I just made a new post containing ALL of the Miele pages from MyTenSpeeds since the page is no longer accessible unless you scan the Webarchive. Maybe soon after 10 posts I can show some pictures!

I have a 1986 Miele Beta Ishiwata 022 with Shimano 600 6207 in "gun metal grey". I converted it into a modern 9 speed with Shimano Sora and it is my favourite bike ever.

I also had a 1985 Miele Beta Tange 900 (with a Tange suited orange colour) that I got as a frameset, which I believe had the same 600 group as the Ishiwata from some hard to find google images. I switched the Sora groupset back and forth between the two but later kept it on the Ishiwata. I've since sold it.

I also just got a new beaut, a 1988 Miele Gara 88 with Shimano 600 Ultegra Tri-Colour and Columbus Cromor in "Watermelon Pink". Despite the great shifting pearlescent colour I will be repainting it to a more "shock red". Does anyone have knowledge on drilled Aluminum handlebars being a safe modification? I hear it's common but I may switch them since drilled bars don't really make me feel confident having on a more racing style bike that may have more riding stresses put on them (I'm a very lightweight rider, but strong). They are drilled in the thickest part in the middle, as well as right in the curve of the brake levers. 4 holes total in Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars #64


Also, I will replicate the decals entirely for the Gara 88, and looking around I think inkjet/laser printed and UV clearcoated waterslide decals may be the best way to go since there are no exact copies of what I want on ebay/velocals. Any input or ideas?

All the bikes posted here look great!
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Does anyone have knowledge on drilled Aluminum handlebars being a safe modification? I hear it's common but I may switch them since drilled bars don't really make me feel confident having on a more racing style bike that may have more riding stresses put on them (I'm a very lightweight rider, but strong). They are drilled in the thickest part in the middle, as well as right in the curve of the brake levers. 4 holes total in Cinelli Giro d'Italia bars #64


Also, I will replicate the decals entirely for the Gara 88, and looking around I think inkjet/laser printed and UV clearcoated waterslide decals may be the best way to go since there are no exact copies of what I want on ebay/velocals. Any input or ideas?...
In the very late 1980s, Cinelli started factory drilling their handlebars for aerodynamic brake cable routing. Only the reinforced centre section was factory drilled, The bend had to be owner drilled based on their preferred lever position. Regardless, the factory drilling indicates that Cinelli believed there was no reliablity issue. The practice was also widespread among the professional teams. I had a 64 handlebar on one of my competiton bicycles, on which I put in excess of 100,000 km, with no issues.

I still have a fair collection of NOS Miele decals and may be able to set you up with a correct set, less the model decal.
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Thanks for the reply and valuable info @T-Mar

The bars I have appear to be home drilled due to the crooked positions from each other and having never been filed smooth. I may still use them as it seems more common than I thought.


As for the decals, I may do a few "trial runs" with my own methods just to see how it turns out for use on other bikes as well. I would really appreciate it if there was a way to get those from you, but I will let you know since the project is on hold for a summer bike tour I'm going on soon.

Thanks!

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Thanks for the reply and valuable info @T-Mar

The bars I have appear to be home drilled due to the crooked positions from each other and having never been filed smooth. I may still use them as it seems more common than I thought.


As for the decals, I may do a few "trial runs" with my own methods just to see how it turns out for use on other bikes as well. I would really appreciate it if there was a way to get those from you, but I will let you know since the project is on hold for a summer bike tour I'm going on soon.

Thanks!
I just picked up a Miele Gara with all 600 tri color for $160US. It is in excellent condition except the rear rim sidewall has split where it.looks like someone made an error trying to true the it. It wasn't even a bent rim. I need to find a replacement rim and would love to find an exact match. In need of 32 hole, Ambrosia Durex clincher. Any help is appreciated.
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