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Old 04-10-10, 08:00 AM
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Help me with some info on a Miele bike

Basically I think I found a frame small enough for my girlfriend and it happens to be a Miele La Classique. I know this would be a long shot on any other forum, but you guys seem to know your stuff. Any info would be appreciated... Thanks in advance
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Old 04-10-10, 08:38 AM
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seriously? not a single view?
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The Miele bikes I've seen have been quite nice. I'm not familer with that model, though.
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Well, you could post some details about it. Components, tubing, etc. A picture wouldn't hurt, either.

It's a Canadian brand, so many of us American blokes won't know much about it.
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i wish i could post more info except the seller doesnt know much about bikes

here is the ad: http://toronto.es.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/1681660361.html
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That's really nice. The saddle is inconsistent with the rest of the bike, though. But you were probably going to replace it, anyhow, right?

I'd say the price is just a bit high, but not completely unreasonable. It's difficult to judge, though, because it is Toronto, and small bikes like that don't come along often.
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In Canada they certain hold their value where the brand is recognized more than in the States . The show up every so often in my market (Boston) and go pretty cheap. However, that's not a reflection on their quality or ride, I own two (a Gara and a Lupa) and love them ..

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I have owned quite a few Miele bicycles and most are well made. The other forum members are correct when they suggest that details and pictures are important, when seeking advice. However...

You will like the Miele even though I am not all that familiar with the model. If you want a choice, please let me know. I have a gorgeous Apollo "Custom Sport" (48cm) that I am checking over right now. I also have a Norco but it is a lesser bike.

The Apollo is comparable to the Miele if quality of materials is the concern. The Apollo, however, is fitted with Deore components and triple rings, offering a very wide gear selection and range. Send me a PM if you can't make the Miele work. I should have pictures of the Apollo, and perhaps a 48cm Norco as well, later today.
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You might be interested in something I wrote about one of my Miele bicycles. Mid Eighties Miele Special Issue
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