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Miele Bikes(6 posts)

Miele BikesKlack
Mar 26, 2001 9:11 PM
I just bought a 3 or so year old Miele bike and was looking for their web page on the 'net...I know they went under but still do sub-contracting....any info is appreciated.
thanks
Miele Bikes = Canadian Colnagobartali
Mar 27, 2001 4:26 AM
Klack - I know very little about them. A friend of mine who owns a bike shop still has two of them that are unused and unsold. They make up part of his "museum" pieces. They are mid 90s, with Campy Athena 7 speed. Tubing is Columbus steel and they are lugged. They also have the steel Colnago style fork that was still being used a couple of years ago until forks went carbon.

At any rate, they were known as Canadian Colnagos. The reason is, if I am not mistaken, these bikes were supposedly Colnago but built in Canada under the label Miele.

My friend still has one that he used some years back. He wants to repaint it. It has 20K miles on it and he told me that it's an excellent sprinter's bike, which means it's pretty stiff.
Miele Bikes = Canadian ColnagoMiele30
May 24, 2001 10:03 PM
Bartali
I currently own a Miele and I would like to know how much your friend would sell his for? I would also like to know what line of components are on these bikes, along with the price tags.
Martyn
re: Miele BikesOrganik
Mar 28, 2001 4:45 AM
To tell you the truth, I have never seen a Miele in good shape. Here in Toronto only people doing the 5min commute ride them, and with the bars turned upside down an no bar tape. I has never been a quality looking bike and the only ones I've seen in stores were pretty cheap - like $400CDN. You can still but them at garage sales for about $20.
re: Miele BikesKlack
Mar 29, 2001 3:57 PM
they are rare out here on the West Coast too (Victoria, BC) but mine is in very good hape. 3 years old with full 105...good shape and nice paint...don't see many people riding them tho...it's nice to have something original.
re: Miele Bikesjimmygroove590
Apr 30, 2003 4:48 PM
yeah, i just saw this post and thought to respond to it, though i am not sure if the original posters will ever read this. and notice that i am just piecing all this together from stuff i have read over the years. any how, miele bikes was started up by a guy named jim miele back in the 80's sometime. previously he owned a store in toronto called international cycles where people could buy high end roadie gear. he was also a big booster of canadian cycling, sponsoring the catena team which jocelyn lovell rode for. his company miele was really succesful with the bikes being made in downtown toronto in a factory by the cn tower. however, when the mountain bike craze hit, he was not so good at capturing the market and had to close shop. he started another factory in northern toronto but just could not repeat his success. jim miele was italian born and i remember reading an article in an old issue of mountain bike action about him wanting to "bring a bit of the spirit of italian bike building to north american shores." that's why his bikes were like colnagos, because he really held to an old world conviction. unfortunately, he passed away this year on january 12. there is still a miele bike company, though they only seem to produce crap now. you can find them at www.mielebicycles.com.