This is an immaculate Austro-Daimler UltimaSL in smoked chrome with full Campagnolo Super Record groupset. The bike is all original, including pedals/straps, bar tape, and brake hoods. Tires are Vittoria Corsa, though I still have the original tires that show no wear. There isn’t a nicer one of these bikes anywhere. Please message with any questions. Frame measures 58cm center-top seat tube, 57cm center-center top tube. The UltimaSL in smoked chrome was only offered by Austro-Daimler as a frameset in 1982. This bike was built with the exclusive Reynolds 531 Professional tube set. This was their top 531 tube set with only 753 above it. For 1982 the factory offerings included the ULTIMA and the ULTIMA SL models made with Reynolds 531SL their special lightweight (hence SL) tube set and forks. The Reynolds 531SL (explained above in this article) is a lighter weight set owing to the choice of alloy, though the tube wall of the SL can be as thick or thicker than those of the standard 531 alloy frames. These frames too incorporated drilled Campagnolo Dropouts, appearing similar to the standard dropouts but each has twelve holes drilled through at locations where strength is not compromised thus shaving precious fractions of grams off the net weight of the set. An additional detail on the ULTIMA and ULTIMA SL was the stamping of the fork crown top at either side with “PUCH”. The ULTIMA SL became available with the greenish-gold chromed finish made popular by the Vent Noir II, so at first glance these might be confused for one another. The top of the line Austro-Daimler bicycle was marketed as the Ultima series. These are built upon a TI Reynolds 531 (pronounced “five three one”) alloy lugged frame with premium lighter weight Campagnolo Super Record series components. Later in the production history the “ULTIMA super leicht” were introduced. These “ULTIMA super leicht” have been seen bearing the AD head badge and with the “AUSTRO-DAIMLER” decal on the down tube, though later production models will bear the PUCH head badge and top stay tips with the round STEYR decal on the seat tube and the “AUSTRO-DAIMLER” decal on the down tube. These SL models were made with the Reynolds 531 Special Lightweight alloy marketed as “531 SL”, with tube walls as thick or thicker than the standard 531. Some were made with the “531 SL Professional” (or 531 Professional) tube sets, with walls as thin as the standard 531 tubes but of the same lightweight alloy as the 531 SL. While a standard 531 frame set might weigh about 2200 grams, a similar size 531 SL frame set will weigh about 1990 grams; a weight savings of about 10 percent. The 531 Professional frame weighs even less averaging 1900 grams, about 5 percent less than the 531 SL. The item “Austro-Daimler UltimaSL smoked chrome-full Campagnolo Super Record-all original” is in sale since Friday, November 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Cycling\Bicycles”. The seller is “alexihnen4wsi” and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Frame Material: Chrome
- Brand: Austro-Daimler Puch
- Configuration: Full Bicycle
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