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Old 07-05-06, 03:54 PM
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Your thoughts on a Miele Latina/full Campy please

Attached are some pics I took. Bike is on my repair stand with front wheel off. I have the front wheel and the bike is all intact.
Can you experts tell me what you think for value and worth of this unusual bike please?
Its a 19?? Miele Latina. 56 CM frame. Perfect fit for me.
Campagnolo hubs, Front and Rear De's, crank, headset, brakes (the brakes and rear De are like...eye candy!
Wheels are Miele by Ambrosio, made in Italy. Also labeled with Durex Marchio Depositato Allumag.
Frame is Columbus Tubi Rinforzati Garantitti.
Bike is made in Canada.
Very light. Feels like 19 or less.
Thanks in advance for your help, I am test riding it after I repair the headset (learned how in a class) for the guy. He is offering it to me. He is an overworked friend and LBS owner (Michigan Bicycles) in Oak Park Mi. Great store too by the way...
Here are the pics and thanks again.







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Our Miele dishwasher is of excellent quality. I'm sure their bicycles are just as good...
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Just curious - why is the chain so slack?
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Our Miele dishwasher is of excellent quality. I'm sure their bicycles are just as good...

Is this the same company that produced these bikes Mueller?
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Originally Posted by bigbossman
Just curious - why is the chain so slack?
I had the rear De loose.
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David, just kidding.
Miele is the bicycle manufacturing division of Procycle Group Inc. of Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Miele is a manufacturer of high-priced, unreliable household appliances, based in Switzerland.
No relationship.
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Originally Posted by ga_mueller
David, just kidding.
Miele is the bicycle manufacturing division of Procycle Group Inc. of Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Miele is a manufacturer of high-priced, unreliable household appliances, based in Switzerland.
No relationship.


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I think it looks like a hella nice bike...if the price is to your liking, I'm sure you'll like the bike. Gotta love those Italian/Canadian bikes (Miele and who was the other guy with an "M"?oh yeah Marinoni) and the campy Chorus stuff is great, IMHO.
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Older miele's like yours are nice hand built machines. I forget who built them though... but the nicer ones like yours are keepers.
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Originally Posted by ga_mueller
Miele is the bicycle manufacturing division of Procycle Group Inc. of Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Procycle has built Miele only since 2002, when they reintroduced the brand, after buyer the rights to it. The original manufacxturer was a Mississauga based company, Guvin.


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I think it looks like a hella nice bike...if the price is to your liking, I'm sure you'll like the bike. Gotta love those Italian/Canadian bikes (Miele and who was the other guy with an "M"?oh yeah Marinoni) and the campy Chorus stuff is great, IMHO.

The Miele are Italian designs, but the connection is not strong as in Marinoni. Jim Miele, to the best of my knowledge was a businessman and did not build any frames. He was Italian, but lived there for only 14 years, before moving to Canada. As for the components, they look more like Athena.
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