Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Miele Restoration - Canadian Cool!! - Yes Canadian! - Dave Scott Transplant Components

Miele Bicycles where made in Canada from 1982 to 1996.  The company was founded by Jim Miele who had immigrated from Italy.  Miele made high quality bicycles in the Italian style. This is one of those Jim Miele frames.  It is a beautiful frame that some one long ago pirated the original components from.  Instead of going original components I will be replacing the components from a Dave Scott Centurion that someone sure did not take care of.  The replacement components will be era correct Shimano 105, not the best possible but not the worst possible either.  

The frame is just beautiful, I could really see the quality and the detail as I got to know the frame.  We did have to track down an Italian thread bottom bracket which happened to be Dura Ace.  The frame has a light splatter paint scheme from the early 1990's which I actually like being my young era and of course its orange!! I am a sucker for an orange bike!!  Can't wait to ride the Miele!!    
 
Miele Restoration - Bicycle After Restoration

The frame I think is beautiful under just storage dirt and dullness.  The chrome fork has seen better day but is still cool and I will do what I can to make it usable. Pretty typical Italian chrome on the fork. 
Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before
Headset

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before
Head Tube

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before
Fork

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before
Bottom Bracket

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Before

To bad the Dave Scott Centurion bicycle was not taken care of, I really like these Centurions.  The Centurion was left out in the rain by someone for a quite a while.  The fork was also bent in but the components will come back nicely.

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Bad Dave Scott Frame
Centurion Component Transplant

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Rear Derailleur

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Rear Derailleur

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Rear Derailleur

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Rear Derailleur Exploded

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Crank

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Crank - Exploded

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Shift Levers

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Brake Calipers

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Transplant
Brake Calipers - Exploded

Miele Restoration - Campagnolo Headset
Before

Miele Restoration - Seat Post & Saddle
Before

Miele Restoration - Handlebar & Stem Before

Miele Restoration - Handlebars Before

Miele Restoration - Stem Before

Miele Restoration - Stem Before

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Brake Levers
Before

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Front Derailleur
Before

Miele Restoration - Front Derailleur Before

The frame polished beautifully!  I couldn't be happier!!  This is why I love this stuff!!

The fork chrome improved some, I didn't find any real problems other than the surface rust from sitting for a long time.  It looks better and will be good.

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork

Miele Restoration - Frame Polished
Fork
The components polished beautifully and look good on the Miele.  I am very happy with how they turned out and I thin is a descent replacement choice for the Miele.
Miele Restoration - Campagnolo Headset
Polished

Miele Restoration - Pressing Cups

Miele Restoration - Headset Bearings
Packed

Miele Restoration - Campagnolo Headset
Complete

Miele Restoration - Headset Complete

Miele Restoration - New Beake Lever
Hoods

Miele Restoration - Brake Levers
Polished & Complete

Miele Restoration - Handlebars & Stem Polished

Miele Restoration - Handlebars Polished

Miele Restoration - Stem Polished

Miele Restoration - Stem Complete

Miele Restoration - Handlebars & Stem Complete

Miele Restoration - Handlebars Installed

Miele Restoration - Stem & Handlebars Complete

Miele Restoration - Brake Levers Complete

Miele Restoration - Handlebars Installed

Miele Restoration - Brake Calipers
Polished

Miele Restoration - Brake Calipers
Complete

Miele Restoration - Front Shimano 105
Caliper Installed

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Brake Caliper Installed

Miele Restoration - Brake Calipers Complete

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Front Derailleur
Polished

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Front Derailluer
Installed

Miele Restoration - Front Derailleur Installed
And my Finger.

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Polished

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Complete

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Complete

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Complete

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Installed

Miele Restoration - Rear Shimano 105
Derailluer Installed

Miele Restoration - Seat Post Polished

Miele Restoration - Seat Post Installed

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105
Shift Levers Polished

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105
Shift Levers Installed

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105
Shift Levers Complete

Miele Restoration - Crank Polished

Miele Restoration - Crank Complete
The wheels where in pretty good shape, after some work they are beautiful.  The Shimano 105 hubs and the Wobbler rims are a good match.  New Tires and tubes and they are ready for some hard miles!

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Before

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Before

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Before
Shimano 105 Hub

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Before

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Before
Shimano 105 Hub

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Before

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Old Grease

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub Polished

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Hub Polished

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Old Grease

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Hub
Polished

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Hub Polished

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Rim

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Rim

Miele Restoration - Axles Ready

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Bearings
Packed

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Bearings
Packed

Miele Restoration - New Tire & Tubes

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Complete

Miele Restoration - Front Wheel Complete

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Complete

Miele Restoration - Rear Wheel Complete

Miele Restoration - Wheels Complete
While we waited on the bottom bracket to arrive it was time to wire the Miele. I chose the light silver cable housing color to go with the orange paint.  I like a lighter color to go with orange frames, I like the housing color to blend in with the orange.  Although I also like lime green with orange I think the silver was the right choice. 
Miele Restoration - New Cables & Housings

Miele Restoration - New Handlebar
Tape
  
Miele Restoration - Handlebar Tape Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Wired

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Wired

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Wired
 Replacement Dura Ace Italian thread bottom bracket.

Miele Restoration - Replacement Dura Ace
Bottom Bracket with Italian Thread.

Miele Restoration - Dura Ace Italian Thread
Bottom Bracket Complete

Miele Restoration - Dura Ace Italian Thread
Bottom Bracket Complete

Miele Restoration - Crank Installed

Miele Restoration - Shimano 105 Pedals Installed

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

The day I got to test ride the Miele it was 8 degree high and the roads still had spotty snow and ice.  The 8 degrees was actually up from the -29 degree lows and -20 degree highs we had the week before where my car battery froze solid.  I was dodging ice and snow spots while test riding the Miele.  First impression?? very nimble and quick! Dodge the ice like nothing.  I wish it wasn't so cold that I could have really worked the Miele but over all I wish the Miele was my bike!!

I really like the looks of the Miele, it has a refined look for the era, which that era had a nice refined look to it.  I like the black accents and the orange very much.  Like I said I wish this was my bike.  Very Canadian cool!!

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete

Miele Restoration - Bicycle Complete
Thank You!
John Z.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work John, I like the red. My Miele is an 88 Elite in this fabulous pearl green with Suntour Sprint. It's my go to ride.

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