Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - 1983 Austro Daimler Ultima SL
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08-14-09, 06:50 AM
I just picked up my new ride and I am pretty sure I got a good deal but just trying to double check. This is a 1983 Austro Daimler/ Puch Ultima SL with full record group besides the brakes and levers. Mavic Brakes and levers, Mavic GP4 rims, Colnago stem, Cinelli bars. There is a little bit of rust on the frame, mostly around the bottom bracket, but nothing major. Any idea on the value?
08-14-09, 09:23 AM
$400 in current shape, more$$$ if you get after that rust (oxalic acid) and maybe replace a few decals if they perish, and get a real cable stop for that zip-tie. This one deserves to be made bright and shiny! BTW, that Colnago black stem doesn't belong, and it's sale could help finance your clean-up job.
08-14-09, 10:28 AM
Excellent, that is about what I estimated. As for the stem, what kind should it be? I am having a hard time finding specs on these. I am hoping to get on the restoration next week. Anyone know where to get decals for this?
08-14-09, 10:49 AM
A stem to match the bars is a certain safe choice. Even if it wasn't the one in the catalog that year it won't be "wrong."
08-14-09, 12:21 PM
The reason you're having a hard time finding specs is because the Ultima SL was sold for one year only in the US and only as a frameset with dealers building them up to increase margin. I've heard numbers anywhere from 14 to 50, but they're quite rare in any case. I paid $495 for mine with full SR, but the rims were shot. I think $400 is right on (and if I recall that's what your seller was asking). Your 3ttt stem isn't necessarily "wrong," but the Colnago panto obviously is. I would agree though that a Cinelli stem would probably be a more elegant choice.
08-14-09, 12:27 PM
Anyone know where to get decals for this?
Cyclomondo on ebay had Austro-Daimler stickers a while back. The Reynolds ones should be easier to find and he probably has those as well.
Nice bike but get after that rust!
08-14-09, 01:16 PM
what is that doohickey hanging off the front brake? some kind of flick stand?
08-14-09, 06:20 PM
^huh?^ you see something unusual on the front brake? looks like a regular Modolo caliper to me, (re-branded as Mavic) but no "extras"...if anything it's *missing* some little quick-release cam or lever.
08-15-09, 05:29 AM
As a complete bike as it sits maybe $400-ish as previously mentioned.
Parted out.....a bit more maybe $500-600 SR parts bring good prices, suede seats do well and pantographed Colnago does well.
Suede seat $75
F&F: $100 to who knows
08-15-09, 11:34 AM
Thanks, guys. I actually added the suede seat after I got it but I still got a good deal, paid $350 for it. The guy selling it was asking $400 but he decided to sell it to me a little cheaper since I wasn't going to part it out. It rides great and I plan on keeping it a long time. I will post pics of it after restoration.
P.S> I don't know what "dohickey" you are talking about either but the quick release lever on the front brake is broken.
08-15-09, 09:54 PM
I think the 'dohickey' is the tire guides on the pads, or whatever you call those dohickey's.
08-16-09, 06:21 AM
That " dohicky " looks like the fastener on Grandpa's overalls !.
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