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Following are some pics of my converted Miele (one of 3 I've seen on your site) road bike circa mid 80s. My dad purchased it at a garage sale back in Ottawa (I'm in the Poconos, PA now) for $5. After tiring of the black to yellow fade and peeling stickers, I stripped it down to bare steel and repainted it Chevrolet Orange using Duplicolor Engine Enamel paint with several topcoats of Duplicolor Clear Engine Enamel paint. Next time I'm going to powdercoat the damn thing. Too much invested time waiting for paint to dry while I could've been out riding. Oh well. You learn from your mistakes! The flame and downtube stickers were designed on my Mac at work and printed out in colour on regular paper. Nothing fancy, just wanted to see what it would look like with flames.
Here are the specs:
mid-80s Miele road bike
27" Araya rims laced to old Suzue hubs. Rear is
redished and threaded with a 16T Surly cog and BB lock ring
no name tire on the front matched with a Conti Sport 1000 on the rear
Sugino VP cranks with a 48T Sugino BMX chainring
Shimano M535 pedals
OEM BB with JB Welded fixed cup as I stripped the threads a while back
DIY bullhorns
Tektro barend brake lever
Shimano 600 front brake
GTA stem
Brooks B17 saddle
Thanks for looking!
James Bonifacio -