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Old 10-08-12, 02:11 PM
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Big Orange Miele

I've been wanting an orange bike, so I bought this big orange Miele.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Miel...vip=true&rt=nc



i'm not really sure what my plans are for it yet. I might just pet it for a while , alone in my garage, then sell it on eBay.

If anyone has any better ideas, or wants to tell me anything about Miele or this specific model, feel free.
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Old 10-08-12, 02:29 PM
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had one - enjoyed the heck out of it
its gone now
all petted out i guess
dig the orange!
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Old 10-08-12, 02:31 PM
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wow, 64x56. my size!
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Originally Posted by hmarks View Post
wow, 64x56. my size!
where are you getting 56 from?
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wow, I think I might be a vacuum geek afterall.
I just finished posting the C&V Vacuum thread when I saw your post and the first thing I thought of was this:!

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where are you getting 56 from?
ebay listing Q & A
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where are you getting 56 from?
Are you now in the market for a 130mm stem?
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
Are you now in the market for a 130mm stem?
or a sawzaw. I'll teach that bike a lesson.
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Originally Posted by hmarks View Post
ebay listing Q & A
Yep, from the ad.

"Will you please clarify, is the 64 cm seat tube measured c-t-c or c-t-t? Also, what is the top tube measurement c-t-c? c-t-c = center to center c-t-t = center to top
A: Hey Scott, The seat tube is 63 cm from c-t-c and just over 64 cm c-t-t The top tube is 56 cm c-t-c I wish I could have built this one up for me but it is too big for me (I'm 5' 8")...... yours Jim"
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yeah i didnt even see the q&a when i bid. I was blinded by orange.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
yeah i didnt even see the q&a when i bid. I was blinded by orange.
Very nice frame btw.

Love that color, for sure.
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You must be one tall drink-O-water, Holiday. I just scored a tall bike myself. Very un-like me to acquire a bike.
That's a neat looking frame. Does it fit ya? I say keep it, build it, and show it off here.

And yes, did Miele make bike AND Vacuum cleaners ********** Wot up with that?
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Ooooo, you got that for a song. Nicely done.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
And yes, did Miele make bike AND Vacuum cleaners ********** Wot up with that?
Jim Miele's bike company, based in Mississauga, Ontario (a suburb of Toronto), IIRC, had no links to the German appliance company.

Connection is in name only.

Nice bike...interesting dimensions, as already noted. 63x56 can't be terribly common, all told. I had a Miele Lupa with a great purple paint job a while back that didn't fit, and a few friends who've had/have nice examples (they're pretty common bikes here in Canada, though the panto fork crown is not something I've see a lot of with the run-of-the-mill examples).

I presume it's the fact that I could actually ride it that has this effect, but tall bikes speak to me - talk about the 'ideal symmetry' of 56cm frames be damnd.

T-mar was very helpful in telling me more about the one I had - and I believe he's interested in Miele serial numbers if you find one on there (though a serial number is not always present). I'm pretty sure randyjawa has (and has posted in the past) some Miele catalogs, as well.
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I own an 86ish Miele Condor with Suntour Sprint components. They are nice bikes
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I have had 2 Miele Road Latina frames, unfortunately neither were my size. Nicely made.
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Circa 1985-1986 Miele Classica or Alfa. They both used the same frame but different components. My 1986 catalogue doesn't show that colour option for either model, so I assume it's probably a 1985.

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The brand is new to me, but I LOVE that color. Well bought!
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The ultimate bike for an employee at Sunkist.

That TT seems awfully short for your go-go gadget arms Holiday.
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That's funny. I ended up buying this one off of ebay, picked it up [local] yesterday.

It's now down to bare bones. Whoever installed the BB/crankset set their torque wrench too high.
I had to use my framing hammer to beat on the end of my breaker bar to get stuff to budge.
I really thought I was going to strip out the crank threads. It's off; but instead, my puller used to spin easily - now the threads in it are deformed

T-Mar, you thought this might be a '90. By '90, I would have expected 8s HG, but this drivetrain is 7s UG.
And it really looks like a DT decal is on the ST.
I'll pull some date codes and the SN tonight.
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...T-Mar, you thought this might be a '90. By '90, I would have expected 8s HG, but this drivetrain is 7s UG.
And it really looks like a DT decal is on the ST.
I'll pull some date codes and the SN tonight.
The only Shimano group with 8 speed in 1990 was Dura-Ace. 600 Ultegra didn't go 8 speed until 1992, so 7 speed would be correct. However, HyperGlide (introduced in 1989) became available on 600 Ultegra in 1990. The 1990 specs do not indicate if the cogs are UG or HG. It's possible that Miele spec'd lower grade UG, which was still available through 1991, or that the owner replaced a worn out HG with a cheaper UG. All HG freehubs can accommodate UG cogs with the exception of the threaded outer cog and some early HG freehubs could even accept the threaded cog. If you remove the cassette and the freehub has one wider (HG) groove, then the cassette has almost certainly been replaced. If not, or if it's a freeeheel, Miele could simply have spec'd one of the cheaper options or used leftover stock.

As for the seat tube decal, it's correct for the era. They read sideways and are placed high on the tube. I don't know why they did it, other than possibly to be different.
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yeah i didnt even see the q&a when i bid. I was blinded by orange.
(Nelson voice) Hah-Hah! 56cm top tube=160mm stem!
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(Nelson voice) Hah-Hah! 56cm top tube=160mm stem!
not if i normally ride a 90-110 dummy.
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Your the dummy, with a big orange Miele that is to small for you.
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