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Old 02-09-18, 05:31 AM
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Bicycles hanging from the ceiling- estate sale

Part of my work as a small town lawyer is dealing with estates and selling the earthly goods of clients who have passed on. Presently Iím working on one that is right interesting. The collection of vintage toys and other antiques is so impressive that we were able to entice the History Channel to send the American Pickers crew to film a show that first aired in November. That was quite a fun day, Mike and Frank are hilarious and the folks couldnít have been nicer.

In one of the storage shops there are 3 bikes hanging from the ceiling, photos below. I donít think they are all that special, but it will be fun to figure how to get them to new homes. Iíll get a big ladder in there and take better photos and ask for your guidance.

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Old 02-09-18, 06:48 AM
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The Austro-Daimler is the Olympian model and looks like it may date from around 1978. The gear mechs appear to have been changed but it appears to be mostly original.

Here is a blog account of one example -

https://theadbikesblog.blogspot.com/2...-olympian.html

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Oooooo, an Austro Daimler. Looks to be an Olympian. Double butted 531, me likey.
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i'll adopt the austro daimler. just because its my size.
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The AD Olympian is worthwhile. Has a good frame set with mid level components, so they are a nice ride. Managed to sell mine for $300 prior to our move in 2007, but it included a Beautiful, Brooks Professional saddle. Don
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Agree the AD is interesting, but the blue bike (have no idea what it is) has an awfully delicate looking chain wheel for an Ashtabula crank - seems to also be an interesting bike. Will be very interesting to see if that turns out to be a unique bike.
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Hmmm, roads signs from Staunton. Pretty cool. Grew up on a farm right off Rt 11 one county up. Good ol' days. Makes me miss the Shenandoah Valley a bit....
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We need obligatory photo with Mike and Frank please.
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The A-D is great. Nervar Star cranks, like the (aftermarket) ones on my Capo Modell Campagnolo, full 531, like my Capo Sieger.
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Agreed on the AD being the most desirable of the group. The red cruiser would be be the one I'd have the most fun restoring though.
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Old 02-09-18, 03:14 PM
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Unless the family wants to keep them, they'll all be for sale. I'd like to give you all first crack at them. More photos next time I'm there.


Dang, I forgot about the cool tricycles, here you go, and a miscellaneous shot.


If you can help me figure out the tricycles, I'd appreciate that too, thought technically not a "bike".


Thanks, Jeff






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The cast aluminum trike is an early converto-bike, or a copy of one.

Anthony Brother | TricycleFetish.com The site for everything Tricycle | Antique and vintage tricycle information, history and identification. Tricycle sales.

The red bike looks pretty cool, as does the red trike. The above linked trike site may have more info if you get a brand. The grips/wheels point to late 40's - early 50's.

Thanks for sharing.

PS - Found a pic of my (later) Converto Bike

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8TDqpdEbnG6i8CgJ2


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Old 02-09-18, 04:25 PM
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I'm also an A-D fan, but ultimately I think the OP is right in characterizing it as "nothing special." I mean, compared to a Schwinn Varsity it's golden, but it's not the kind of thing you're going to build a collection around.
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I would think that the entire lot would be around $200-$400, unless I'm missing something in the trikes.
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...bicycles as decorative shop elements are popular with bike fans. There's a VW repair place here that has a lot of vintage Schwinn balloon tyre bikes hanging up surrounding the work space, where they don't get in the way.

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How cool is that?! Pastor Bob and I both ascribe to the sentiment expressed by that sign above the door: "Schwinn for the young at heart!" He's younger than me.


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...bicycles as decorative shop elements are popular with bike fans. There's a VW repair place here that has a lot of vintage Schwinn balloon tyre bikes hanging up surrounding the work space, where they don't get in the way.

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Once the episode airs, every yabbo with a dusty A-D is going to be advertising it on CL for $1500, of course.

And you don't even want to know what they'll be asking for the mediocre ballon tire bikes
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The last bike (60's ladies W/basket) Would be a good candidate for yard ornament planter. Speedos probably worth pulling off to sell separate.
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The Austro-Daimler is the Olympian model and looks like it may date from around 1978. The gear mechs appear to have been changed but it appears to be mostly original.
Looks like aero 7s Tricolor to my eyes.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Once the episode airs, every yabbo with a dusty A-D is going to be advertising it on CL for $1500, of course.


Just call me YABBO - but mine's not dusty so $2000.
I would guess the year is 1981 or 82 for the upside Olympian.
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