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Aostro Daimliers?$?$?(4 posts)

Aostro Daimliers?$?$?Mod5Man
Sep 25, 2002 5:47 PM
Well I think thats how you spell it. I was wondering how much you could sell some old Aostros for. There are 2 and both have full campy record and campy wheels. Both steel frame and are in very good condition. Anyone have an estimate that could help me, thanks.
Austro-Daimler, I think; could be valuableSilverback
Sep 26, 2002 7:35 AM
I sort of remember those...there were two different lines by that name, I think. The first good ones (this is from memory, so I could be wrong) were called Ultimas or Ultimates or something, I think painted purple, and had full Campy. There were a couple of lesser models, too, and then a line of "ordinary" consumer bikes.
If you have an Ultima, especially with Super Record, good job. The others were lower-line, maybe a couple of hundred bucks unless you find a collector. Later, they brought in some bikes made by Puch, I think (closer to "pook" than "puke"). Those were Reynolds 531 (maybe). They had a racing team for awhile in the mid-'80s, seems like, but I don't remember any details.
re: Aostro Daimliers?$?$?Warren128
Sep 26, 2002 8:34 AM
cycling information guru Sheldon Brown has some information about these bikes at his site:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/vrbn-a-f.html

The values are a few years old, but things may not have changed all that much. The info is useful anyway.

Warren
Funky geometry..........Dave Hickey
Sep 26, 2002 10:05 AM
If I remember correctly, These bikes had strange geometry. All bikes were built with a 56cm top tube. Regardless of the bike having a 50cm or a 58cm seat tube, the top tube was 56cm.