Thursday, November 17, 2011

1979 Austro Daimler Ultima

1979 Austro Daimler Ultima.  This bike has original paint and decals and was the top of the line for Austro Daimler in the 1970's and early 1980's.  Bike is equipped with full Super Record components.

Cinelli Giro D' Italia bars, Cinelli early Milano logo 1R stem, Campagnolo Super Record levers.

Super Record headset, chrome fork crown, Reynolds 531 double butted tubing frame.

Four hole circa 1979 front derailleur.  Regina Record Oro chain.

Pat. 79 Super Record rear derailleur.

Super Record shifters.

Close up of brake lever.

Ultima decal

Made in Austria.  AD motif in seat stay cap.

Flat skewers left over from '78


  1. I have this bike as well measuring 57 cm BB to center top tube. Same color. Same original paint and decals. Earlier model SR derailleurs though and Cinelli 1/A stem, not 1/R. Mine also did not have the Regina Record chain, and since it was a riding bike, not a show piece, it now has a 7 speed freewheel and 7 speed chain, still on Campy SF Record hubs. I still love riding this bike, even if it doesn't have the Fiamme Red Label rims anymore - those were soft as butter back in the day and were replaced with simpler to service clinchers long ago.