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Old 11-02-11, 01:50 PM
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Miele Road Bike Question

For sale is a late 80s/early 90s Miele Road Bike. It has been ridden only a few times over the last 2 years of ownership. Has shimano components and shifters along the frame. Since I bought it 2 years ago, I have tuned it up with new bar tape, new pedals, and an overall clean/tune up. Bike is in great condition and is suitable for the casual rider or commuter.


What do you think the value of this bike would be?
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Old 11-02-11, 02:18 PM
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The bike is stock
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Welcome to the forums. Sadly, you have placed your thread in the wrong section but no worries. Also, the picture of the bicycle is inadequate to attempt to place a value.

Determining Vintage Bicycle Value is a difficult thing to do since time of year, size of bike, condition of bike and even where the bike is being sold impact value.

The Miele, however, is a good bicycle and well made, in case that is a help. There are a wide range of models, as is indicated in this catalog. If you want to know what one of their top dogs looks like, have a peek at my Miele, a special issue model and only a few were made, apparently...

Sorry I could not be of more help.
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+1 Going to need a lot better picture, taken from the drive side. Will need to sell it at anywhere near full value regardless.

Go to Walmart, many of their bikes have Shimano components. Its all about what model Shimano components. Shimano makes a full product line, from what you see on Walmart bikes, to top end, and everything in-between.

Also where are you located? Prices are really location dependent. Certain red hot markets (NYC, Portland, OR, San Fran are examples), bikes can sell for 2X to 3X of what they sell for in regular markets.

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Old 11-02-11, 03:08 PM
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Sorry about that. I'm attempting to get better pictures now from sell. Also I'm from pennsylvania, south-east

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Back in around '86 I recall staring lustfully at a Miele at a State College PA bike shop--one I couldn't afford. Your post brings back memories.
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First rule of bagging a deal: don't pester the seller, instead, go see it in person and hopefully you will get a deal. If the price is right, then it should be obvious in person.

Sellers tend to go with the easiest buyers first. And sellers often just want their bike gone. But those type of sellers are also often the best deal. I just bought a bike a couple of days ago, no pictures, no size, really no information. What little info that was in the ad was wrong. This lack of detail eliminated the competition and created a nice discount.
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New pictures, Can anyone give a price range?

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I just paid recently paid $150 for a very similar model but5 with shimano 400. I believe a step up from the exage. if it fits and the price is 150 or less i would say go for it. plus you have to love the hi-vis bar tape.


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As someone who is frugal and enjoys bikes with higher componentry, I would pay $150 tops if it was something that interested in me.

In someone else's shoes who is looking for a bike that needs absolutely no work (I've never bought a used bike that hasn't needed some kind of adjusting), I would consider $300 in pristine condition.

This? Probably $200-$225 is reasonable.
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Old 11-02-11, 11:17 PM
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This is a decent bike. Tange double butted Cro-Mo may lack the cachet of Columbus/Reynolds steel, but it's good stuff and rides great. The bike looks to be in great condition. If it fits and you like the ride, $300-$400 would not be unreasonable.
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nothing high end here, but i've dealt with many of these and they're solid bikes, miele's were made here in toronto, they're very popular around the city still....

like others have said it depends where you're located, in toronto i've seen them go for 3-400 as well, but other members on this board may totally disagree.

The way i look at it is what is your alternative, i'm guessing you're from the states. So go to your Target or walmart and see what you can get for 200, do the same at the local bike shop, you'll likely get some junky stuff they want to sell you, which i'm pretty cofident that what you're looking at will definitely be nicer and lighter. if you're in canada go to crappy tire and see the POS's they have there for around 300 bucks i don't go down that aisle anymore cause it makes me nautious and want to vomit.
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Old 11-03-11, 01:32 AM
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recently picked up the 'alfa' model (got lucky at a yard sale and got it for 55
but i could see this type of bike w a 300 tag (if not more) easy on my local CL
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