Thursday, March 15, 2012

New life into the Miele

Had a nice bike land in my lap a few months ago, with the only instructions to give it to someone who would ride it. Apparently Miele is a French-Canadian company that specialized in Italian style race bikes until cheaper imports drove them out of business. Luckily, this one made it's way to my garage:

 Original build

Mason and I had to take turns trying to get the tire off the front wheel. It was the worst!

Terrible tires!

2 tire tools down

Finished and only broke 2 tire levers! This bike has an interesting set up - a flat bar road bike. This is becoming more commonly known as a Hybrid bike. Great for tooling around town and commuting. Now that the tires are fresh, seat raised and brakes adjusted, this thing is ready to fly!

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