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Old 10-19-09, 06:37 PM
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austro daimler

my little brother gave me a bike and i was wondering if it is worth fixing up. the bike is an austro daimler. i dont know what kind of austro daimler though. the bike parts are in decent shape but the paint isn't very good. i was wondering how to find out the type and if this bike is worth fixing??
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Old 10-19-09, 06:46 PM
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Any pictures of the bike itself, that would be a big help. Is there writing on the bike? Writing on the components?
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Old 10-19-09, 06:47 PM
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First step: Post up some good pics for us to see. make sure you take good pics of the drive side of the bike with close up of the drivetrain components and include written description of all you can describe on/of the bike.....then we can all talk about your bike.
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Old 10-29-09, 03:38 PM
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ok thanks ill take some pics of it and put them online.
All the parts are at my dads house but i got the frame, forks, and handlebars here.
i dont think the handlebars are the originals but i dont know.
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Old 10-29-09, 03:48 PM
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I recently acquired an Austro-Daimler "Inter-10". Its a nice bike, full Reynolds 531 including forks and stays, forged Shimano Dropouts front and rear, and not a single braze-on or cable guide. Mine appeared to be a crappy brown color when I got it, but polished up to be a very deep (and very cool) metallic maroon color which can only be appreciated in person.

Their other model you see, the "Vent-Noir" is coveted by many. If yours is Black, it might be one. I haven't seen one that isnt...hence the "Noir" in the name...Black.

I did some research when I got mine and determined it to be a '76...Everything I read said they were imported in small numbers thoughout the 70's and from 78-81 or so they had a dealer presence in the US before the company went under (or possibly was absorbed) in the early 80's. There's a connection somewhere between the "Daimler's" in AUstro-Daimler and Daimler-Benz (aka Mercedes)
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Old 10-29-09, 04:13 PM
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I worked at an LBS that sold AD, they're are sweet, no matter which model. If it fits, you'll want to fix it up to suit your riding plans, then ride the hell out of it!
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Post some pics, please!
I'd love to see your bike. I've enjoyed my '76 AD Ultima for many, many years. They made nice bikes and you will probably have a lot of fun fixing it up and riding it.
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i dont know what the right name is but the thing that is on the chain in the back that shifts is shimano tourney gs. the chain wheel is sugino at. the brakes are weinmann 610 and vainqueur 999.
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I agree they are nice. I had a Super Light frame for a while. it was a very nice looking frame and well riding but, unfortunatly it was too small and I was in the all familiar fiscal bind so it had to go.
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yours looks like a lower model (well, the lugs are nice, but the DOs are stamped, and maybe older than the mid-'70s given it seems to have a badge instead of the typical decal) with "track-style" fork. The fork has round blades (or does it?) and what looks like a cast crown, also seems to be all chrome under the paint....are the blades bent at all or is it just the pics making them look curved inward/outward?

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It's an A-D S, probably '76-'78. The A-D S was Austro-Daimler's entry level at the time, using their (Puch's) own hi-ten tubing. It would've come stock with that Tourney GS rear derailleur as well as a Shimano crank and Weinmann center-pull brakes. The frame looks bad, but I don't see anything that goes beyond the surface. The chrome on the fork crown will likely be pitted after you clean it up, but the rest of it can probably be media blasted and rattle-canned back to life. If you want to go a step further you can have Greg Softley make some decals for you. The chain's trashed so I'd pop the $15 for a new one. Whether it's worth fixing all depends on what you want to put into it and what you want to get out of it. It's never going to be worth a lot in terms of resale value, but if it's something you enjoy fixing up and riding around when it's finished, well, welcome to the club.
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