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Old 01-07-21, 06:39 PM
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Thoughts on a Miele Classica


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Miele-Vinta...K/254799188819

I'm building up a bike for my wife and came across an ebay listing for this Miele Classica, Tange 2. It's in good shape and a nice color, price seems a bit high though right?

The guy wouldn't budge on price, and just lowed it $20 after his 30 day auction ended, ha.
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Way overpriced! That's a $200 USD frame at the absolute max.

While the frame is in really nice condition, the Classica was nowhere near the top of the Miele food chain. Tange 2 tubing was used on their mid-range offerings and would have most likely have come specced with a Shimano Exage groupset.
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Ok that’s about what I though, I was willing to pay a premium for the paint job, but he turned down $350. Guess he’s in no hurry!
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I live in Toronto, home of these bikes, so maybe I'm spoiled - but I'd NEVER pay that price. You can get a full Marinoni for that much $.
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My wife, the typographer, was quite taken with the Miele font. Too bad it's missing an "E" on the reverse side, haha. Maybe I'll keep an eye out for a nicer specimen, what was their higher range called?
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Off the top of my head, the Latina, Gara and Lupa were Miele's higher-end models, but the names in their range did change throughout the years.

This thread has plenty of information and ideas:

Official "Miele show-off" thread, or: calling all Torontonians!
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Originally Posted by NatusEstInSuht View Post
Off the top of my head, the Latina, Gara and Lupa were Miele's higher-end models, but the names in their range did change throughout the years.

This thread has plenty of information and ideas:

Official "Miele show-off" thread, or: calling all Torontonians!
I had an Equipe which was full SLX. But sold it because it was "uninspiring".
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As a car guy i cant help to notice how the M logo on the top tube looks exactly like BMW M logo but recolored.
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Thanks!
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If it's the bike you really want as opposed to the colour you should consider looking up here (Toronto) for one which you could find cheaper and your dollar goes a lot further. Just need to get past this COVID thing

I picked up a frame the other week and in front of the guys apt. was this Miele locked to a rack, with a stolen wheel and some neglect. I asked him, " is this your Miele?" and he says yes. I thought, how can you let a nice bike like that sit out and rot?
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We are big Miele fans here in Toronto. I love that pink frame as I had a pink white fade Alfa bike in 1988. But, it's way expensive for what it is. Miele was a more of a volume mid - low range brand as opposed to other more artisan brands like Marinoni, or Cyclops, here in Canada. Also, the Tange tubing is on not a premium brand. The total bike itself was probably $700-$800 CAD in 1989.
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Originally Posted by dolbydj View Post
We are big Miele fans here in Toronto. I love that pink frame as I had a pink white fade Alfa bike in 1988. But, it's way expensive for what it is. Miele was a more of a volume mid - low range brand as opposed to other more artisan brands like Marinoni, or Cyclops, here in Canada. Also, the Tange tubing is on not a premium brand. The total bike itself was probably $700-$800 CAD in 1989.
True. Although, there are some very nice, high-end, Miele's out there as well! The ones with the Sikkens paint and Columbus SL are great bikes!
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