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Old 04-15-08, 07:38 AM
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How much should I pay for this Miele?

1990 Miele Gara
Columbus Cromor tubing
Campy Athena 7 speed w/ downtube shifters
Mavic wheels

I haven't seen it in person yet, so all I have to go by are these pics --- what's a reasonable price if it is in good condition?


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Old 04-15-08, 07:54 AM
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Miele made some pretty nice bikes. Not sure where that stands in the lineup - are those stamped or forged dropouts? - but if it's in good shape I'd say 150 - 200 bucks. Course I live in New York, where it would be closer to 300, so... depends on the market, but 175 as a baseline.
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Miele made some pretty nice bikes. Not sure where that stands in the lineup - are those stamped or forged dropouts? - but if it's in good shape I'd say 150 - 200 bucks. Course I live in New York, where it would be closer to 300, so... depends on the market, but 175 as a baseline.
Looks like they are forged?

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P.S. I think that Athena gruppo is really pretty.
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which is an indication (along with the tubing and campy group) that it is NOT a low-end frame, so, nice bike.

if you get it, first order of business is to trim the rear brake housing/cable. egads!
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The rear derailleur housing looks like it could be shortened a bit also.

If the seller wants $300.00 for it, and you have the money, I wouldn't put up much of a fuss as long as there's not something wrong with it that doesn't show in pictures.
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The rear derailleur housing looks like it could be shortened a bit also.

If the seller wants $300.00 for it, and you have the money, I wouldn't put up much of a fuss as long as there's not something wrong with it that doesn't show in pictures.
and it fits you well, but yeah I agree, nice bike and very nice group aesthetically and functionally.
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Ended up getting it for $100. Needed a little cleanup and TLC, and I've been working on it the past couple of days. Nothing wrong as far as I can tell, the previous owner took pretty good care of it----definitely used but not abused.

I rode it for the first time today, still needs some minor adjustments to get it like I like it. I'll post after pix if I ever get around to it. Meanwhile I have a couple of bikes to get ready to sell, since I have to make some room for this one
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Here are a few pics I took at lunchtime. Still needs some work, but it's close. I don't like the clashing yellow handlebar tape, but it's all I had on hand...



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Awesome price! The athena grouppo is very nice and I love the monoplanar brakes. I would say cromor tubing is not top of the line but that internal routing is a nice feature.

Hope it fits
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Hope it fits
Fits perfect. The guy I bought it from is the same height as me (5'8"), so I didn't have to do much adjusting at all.
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You did very well. Here in Toronto Mieles pop up on CL all the tiem and one in as good condition as yours would command a lot more than $100. If someone in Toronto told me that they paid $300 for that bike I would say they got a good deal.
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You did very well. Here in Toronto Mieles pop up on CL all the tiem and one in as good condition as yours would command a lot more than $100. If someone in Toronto told me that they paid $300 for that bike I would say they got a good deal.
I agree. It's really clean. Beautiful gruppo.

My only problem with those Mieles was the cheesy top tube cable routing. They punch big holes in the frame and use special rubber grommets to seal them. Nasty.
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