Classic & Vintage - some info please alu line
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08-14-09, 10:18 PM
my sister gave me this bike last month,she got it in an estate sale. ive tried lookin in many places for some info, but nadda.its an alu-line nova ..heres some pics its a 5 speed the only thing missing is the air pump.its 98%aluminum
08-15-09, 09:55 AM
I have a German made three speed bike with a chromed steel frame that has that same generator light set-up. The head badge said Arabella, I have never been able to find any info on it either. I converted it to single speed.
08-15-09, 10:38 AM
I've got nothing, but that looks like a nice middleweight.
What size wheels?
What components and do they have a date code?
DNA testing might find that ancestral to the modern comfort bike.
08-15-09, 12:06 PM
There's a guy called Chris Clark in Daytona Beach who has one of those, and he reckons it was made in 1980 in Germany. Coincidence, or is that yourself?
08-15-09, 12:09 PM
That twin top tube is neat. The integrated rack is nice, too. Bike was probably not cheap when new.
08-15-09, 12:32 PM
that is really nice looking bike. yes the twin top tube is really an awsome design. this would be an awsome errand bike with some folding baskets on the side of the rack.
08-15-09, 01:04 PM
I am pretty sure the Aluline & Arabella ARE German made bikes. Do a search with that name & " fahrrad ".[ bicycle] It will be in German but you can get some translation online.
08-15-09, 02:50 PM
I found 2 Arabellas on German Ebay, both mixtes. I don't think they are made anymore.
Good luck finding Alu line
08-16-09, 01:09 PM
I Googled Alu line and found a German company that produces aluminum machined products. Site is in German so don't know exactly what they make. You might contact them to see when they quit making bikes.
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