Saturday, August 11, 2012

1976 Austro Daimler Vent Noir

This is the earlier model of the Austro Daimler Vent Noir.  This one is equipped with a black Shimano Dura Ace group.  Rims are gold anodized Fiamme red labels.  The rear derailleur is a Shimano Crane.  Bars are GB with map of Britain.  Stem is black anodized GB.  Seat post is Gipiemme topped with Selle San Marco GiLux saddle.  Bike is completely original and in near new condition with original paint and decals.


  1. Reminiscent of the black-and-gold John Player Special livery on racing cars of the same era. Beautiful!

  2. Love seeing this bike so pristine. Mine's not so noir anymore. Repainted blue by Cathy Jo Teesdale in the 80s~. Thank you for sharing!

  3. I had this model. I saw it in Browns Cycles in Hersham in the UK. I had never seen a bike look that good. I was only a teenager but I saved up and bought it. The only thing I don't remember is the black stem. Unfortunately I crashed it and bent the frame.