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Austro Daimler Vent Noir II. Is this thing rare and/or valuable?

Old 04-25-10, 03:00 PM
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Austro Daimler Vent Noir II. Is this thing rare and/or valuable?

Hey guys, I picked this bike up the other day and absolutely love it. It is a little bigger than I would prefer but I have it set up comfortably right now and am going to keep it.

Looking for some ideas on value/rarity. As I mentioned, I don't intend to sell it but I'm just curious. Full 531, original and very good condition Campy Nuovo GS/GS group with Cinelli stem/bars, Brooks Pro and the extremely rare and desirable foam handlebar grips.

I know value depends a lot on market...so for reference I just sold a 58 cm Prelude that was in much worse condition than this for $240 with multiple interested parties (I'm in Boston proper).



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Old 04-25-10, 03:36 PM
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Not rare, but pretty valuable. $350-400 as is, where you are as the floor. Maybe more because it is very very clean. In freshly serviced all systems go condition.
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I don't know Boston (are these bikes more common on the east coast?) but here I'd charge at least 600.
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Not rare but pretty valuable. The Boston market is pretty hot. Around here, it would be very difficult to get full value for this bike without going ebay. There just is not enough local interest in higher end vintage bikes. So if I sold it locally, I would not get anymore than EjustE's estimate. Fortunately, you are in a larger and much hotter market, so maybe you could get the $600 mark.
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Nice find. Looks very original and well kept. These things are all over the place pricewise. Last week one sold for $150 (though I don't know how it was equipped or condition otherwise) while last summer a seller was trying to get $1,600. They're desirable. Everybody seems to want one. I have two: one that's a nice original example like yours and one that's kind of a beater, but great riding bikes in any case. I sold another that was a little too small for me a couple of Springs ago when the market was maybe a little better. It was kinda in-between mint original and good rider. It had no problem fetching $495 the first day it was listed. I would maybe "preserve" that rare and desirable foam grip for fear of anything possibly damaging it and perhaps replace with some cloth or Benotto, get some hoods and throw it out there for at least $600. That does put you in the territory of a Raleigh Pro, Paramount or other 531 bike that is equipped with NR and not GS, but the condition and the desirability of smoke chrome should make up for that. By the way, what's the serial?
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Thanks for the replies. I don't plan on selling it any time soon but might try to trade it for a similar vintage/quality bike in 54cm somewhere down the road.

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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
Thanks for the replies. I don't plan on selling it any time soon but might try to trade it for a similar vintage/quality bike in 54cm somewhere down the road.

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Hi 4Ring6Stars
I have seen your post is some years ago now. I am looking for such a bike, maybe your interested in selling it?
Or maybe you can help me in finding one?

Thank you in advance
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Hi 4Ring6Stars
I have seen your post is some years ago now. I am looking for such a bike, maybe your interested in selling it?
Or maybe you can help me in finding one?

Thank you in advance
Good luck! That member hasn't been active on the forums for about 1-1/2 years.
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Good luck! That member hasn't been active on the forums for about 1-1/2 years.
I spoke with him a few weeks ago actually...I'll forward the message above.
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Old 01-09-17, 01:00 AM
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I spoke with him a few weeks ago actually...I'll forward the message above.
Hi and thank you very much
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Originally Posted by wastl46 View Post
Hi 4Ring6Stars
I have seen your post is some years ago now. I am looking for such a bike, maybe your interested in selling it?
Or maybe you can help me in finding one?

Thank you in advance
Hi there - Aaron pointed me to this thread. Life has gotten in the way and I haven't been on this forum for a few years. And sadly, I've sold most of my C&V bikes in favor of modern cross and mountain bikes.

Thanks for your interest in the AD. Unfortunately, I no longer own the bike. I sold it a few years ago as it never quite fit right and I was losing interest in riding lugged steel.

Best of luck with your search. They are out there!
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Originally Posted by 4Rings6Stars View Post
Hi there - Aaron pointed me to this thread. Life has gotten in the way and I haven't been on this forum for a few years. And sadly, I've sold most of my C&V bikes in favor of modern cross and mountain bikes.

Thanks for your interest in the AD. Unfortunately, I no longer own the bike. I sold it a few years ago as it never quite fit right and I was losing interest in riding lugged steel.

Best of luck with your search. They are out there!
Thank you very much for your help
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Thank you very much for your help
What size are you looking for?
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What size are you looking for?
And are you still looking 4 years later? Are you still living in Syria? (Styria?)
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And are you still looking 4 years later? Are you still living in Syria? (Styria?)
If he is looking, I might be able to help! You never know who sees their posts again!
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Interesting. The contemporary Motobecane has been selling a road bike called the Vent Noir.
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