Austro-Daimler bicycle serial number registry
Placed in ascending serial number order...

Updated 4.20.2014                                      Thanks to Jeff Pyzyk

Owner

Description

Serial number

Estimated date of manufacture

Richard Diegel Vent Noir:  full 1st-generation Dura Ace black-anodized gear, GB engraved bars and black-anodized stem, Gilux 3000 saddle, MKS Mikashima 'Unique' pedals less the clips and straps, Fiamme Gold red-label tubulars   5567264 1976 ?
Adam Bush AD SL: silver with black pin striping, round fork blades, Shimano derailleurs 5589259  1970s ?
Bill Russell AD Vent Noir: flat black with all original finish and decals. The frame is 21" (54cm C-T) with 22.7" (576mm C-C) top tube. Full Reynolds 531 with no braze ons. Chrome fork crown and dropouts. Black Dura Ace brakes (silver levers), cranks (drilled), shifters (down tube), freewheel ( MF7400), and front derailleur. Rear derailleur is Crane. Stem is black anodized GB. Drop bars are GB alloy (silver).  5599620 original owner   purchased it new in 1976
  Vent Noir: flat black, no braze-ons, chrome crown & fork ends f & r, 1st gen Dura Ace, black anodized GB stem, engraved GB bars, 54 cm  Catalog picture 5607460 mid 1970s...
Garland Gooden AD SL: silver with black pinstriping, Shimano 600 gearing and Weinmann 610/Vainqueur 999 brakes. 5617118  purchased by my late brother in either the late 70s or early 80s in NYC.
  Vent Noir: 21" frame CTT, originally flast black, w/1st generation Dura Ace black 5617968 bought in the UK in the mid 70s
  Vent Noir: "AD, not a Puch... surprising...  bought in Sheffield, England and ADs were apparently only sold in the US!" 5623031  
Jim Weber  AD S: Red 5625514 1970s
Russ Donahue A-D S:  Red 5625550   Weinmann center-pull brake is dated 1972.
Cliff Schroff Vent Noir Matte black 531 black Dura Ace group with Crane rear derailleur; black anodized GB stem; GB bars.switched to Phil Wood hubs and Super Champion Competition clincher rims at purchase. 5658210 One owner Purchased 12/8/79
Shane Rowse Vent Noir,  Matte black Reynolds 531 frame and forks, Shimano droputs, Black Dura-Ace group, drilled cranks, Shimano Crane rear, black anodized GB stem, engraved GB bars. Originally had gold Fiamme rims with sewups. 5658258 Estimated manufacture date 1976  Purchased new, 1985, Indianola, Iowa. Shop said they'd gotten it as a closeout from a shop in Ames, Iowa.
  Vent Noir: Black Frame, Shimano Dropouts, Black Dura Ace Group. 5658225 Est. 1976
Steve Duhamel
orig owner
Vent Noir:  matte black, Reynolds 531 frame and forks, Shimano Black Dura Ace group, Fiamme gold sewup rims. 5658276   Purchased from Freewheelin’ Cyclery, 38 North St. Hingham, MA Sept. 23, 1978
Clark Smith Super Leicht 5669523 2nd owner
Glenn Gernert Vent Noir 57 cm matte black Reynolds 531, Shimano dropouts, black Dura-Ace group w/Shimano Crane rear, black anodized GB stem and engraved GB bars. 5669564 Est. 1978
  Vent Noir: as above, 57 cm c-t-c. 5669645  1978
Bruce Luecke Vent Noir, matte black, Reynolds 531 frame and fork. Shimano dropouts, black Dura-Ace group with Shimano Crane rear, GB stem and engraved GB bars. 5669646 1978 ?
  Vent Noir: Black Frame, Shimano Dropouts. 5688805 Est. 1976.
Buck Glueck Inter 10 21" frame. Burgundy w/ gold pinstriping and lettering, Reynolds 531 tubing, Shimano 600 derailleurs & brakes, Normandy hubs, Weinmann rims, SR apex cranks
SR Road champion handlebars and stem.
5694628 purchased new in
1977-78
Don Fox Inter-10 58cm, burgundy with chrome fork ends & dropouts and the remainders of a Shimano 600 kit. 5709915  
Paul Altenhofen Inter-10, 25 inch, 531 frame and fork, burgundy w/chrome forks & stays, Shimano 600 group. 5709969 Original and present owner Bought new April 1979 at Nim's in
Ames, IA
Paul Altenhofen AD-SL (?) 25 inch, probably 531 frame with standard fork 5728023 ?
Jay Coble  ADS: burgundy, Sun Tour V-GT Luxe R r derailleur, Compe V f der, Weinmann cp brakes 5740124 1976 or 1977?
Kurt Matejka AD-S: Apex crankset, Suntour Compe V front , V-GT rear derailleurs, Weinmann brakes and wheels. 5744360.   est. 1976 or 1977?
Mark Gentry Model unknown: Red, w/gold pin striping. Believed to have been sold as a frameset  5749131 Stated as having been purchased and built in 1984.
Bill Schilling Austro-Daimler red 5754649  Purchased used in 1983
 
Jeff Day
ADS: Suntour V-GT Luxe rear, Compe V f der, Pro Comp freewheel. SR Apex cranks, Weinmann brakes & rims 5755814 1977?
  SL: blue mixte pictures 5776157 bought new in late 1970s in NYC
Barbara A Kretzschmar A-D SL: Salzburg-blue mixte  5776206 Original owner, purchased  May 1977 in Brooklyn NY
Bob Sabin ADSL 23” dark blue Reynolds 531 frame. Original components: SunTour shifters and SunTourV GT derailleuers; Weinmann center pull brakes and levers; SR stem & bars; chrome front fork & crown. Brooks saddle  pictures 5786299 Orig owner
1978
Bruce Luecke AD SL mixte, Salzburg Blue.  Weinmann rims and brakes, SunTour shifters and derailleurs.  5804267 1979 (?)
John Wolken AD-SL Reynolds 531 frame, dark metallic blue with gold pin striping. 5815835 Orig owner, purchased in Omaha, Nebraska Spring 1980
Martyn Drage AS D, deep red/ gold lined  5817457 1978 ?
Luke Schriver AD Superleicht  "beautiful yellow with dark maroon labeling" 5833081 1978?
Herrmann Stein Puch  5833185  
Chris Fluke Puch Royal Force Reynolds 531 frame and fork; Shimano dropouts; silver 5836141 late seventies?
Paul Dopulos Inter 10 Deep maroon w/ gold metal flake, gold pin striping  5840145 Estimate 1978
  Vent Noir: flat back, dura-ace group, gold lettering and striping 5869530  
Stuart Osborn  AD SE red with gold striping  5888020, 5898020, 5988020, or 5998020 (second and third digits are not fully stamped)  
Sharron Dragovic AD  21” frame, decaled “made in Austria“.  burgundy red, no brazed on cable guides. Reynolds 531 tubing, all Campagnolo components. 5893814 ?
Bill Simmons Vent Noir ll: Smoked chrome with Campy  5944201 Original owner,
purchased in 1980
Donald Trevor Tyson Vent Noir II. Steyr-Daimler-Puch on frame, with Austro-Daimler headtube badge. Reynolds 531, 23'’ frame. Smoked Chrome finish with gold pinstriping. Stronglight Campy headset, Shimano dropouts. 599(hole in bb)525 1978 or ‘79?.
  Inter 10:  Burgundy paint with gold lettering and pin-striping. Reynolds 531, Weinmann brakes, Maillard hubs, Weinmann rims. Stronglight crank, Huret derailleurs, Atom 600 pedals. 5997285  
  Inter 10: maroon, with Huret components 5997312  
  Inter-10: maroon, 531 Tubing, with gold lug striping, 58 cm 5997467  
Jeff Nelson AD SLE    Same specs as sn 6242586 except Stronglight TS crankset.      6001302 1978?
Don Fox AD-SLE blue frame 6001522  
Kirt Murray AD SLE, dark blue with gold lettering, Reynolds 531 butted frame tubing, no braze-ons for front derailleur or cables, but eyelets for fenders and for the rear derailleur are included. GB handlebars and stem, handlebars have engraving of a bicycle racer and of a globe of the world showing Europe, Asia and Africa. Weinmann brake levers and Semi-Automatic brakes, Huret derailleurs, Stronglight TS crankset. 6003946 Est. 1978

originally sold by Nims Cycles of Ames, Iowa.

Doug Tally
AD-SLE 23" (700x28c) navy blue, gold trim, Derailleurs & Shifters: Huret
Brakes: Weinemann Center Pull,
Crankset: Stronglight TS
 
6004205
 (what's the 0000451 beneath the sn?)
Single Owner
believed 1978.
Receipt: 3-15-1980, $300
Bike World
1320 N Telegraph, Dearborn, MI
T.l. de Bruijn Steyr Daimler Puch Vent Noir, transparent red, gold pinstriping, frame size 58.5 cm, full Reynolds 531 DB, chromed forkends and crown. No braze-ons. First edition black Dura-Ace group, silver hubs, with Shimano Crane rear, black anodized GB stem and engraved GB bar. The frame stickers mentions all three names! AS-logo on the rear stays. 6017006 1974?
Nacho Cuevas Austro-Daimler Puch 6102/2  
  AD "Team", Red with gold pin striping. 6057826 Bought new in 1984 as a frame set
Alan Michael Ultima purple 60xx859  
Martin Cohen Bike and AD history documented HERE 6164001 purchased
May 7, 1981
John Adams Vent Noir II smoked chrome Reynolds 531, Campagnolo dropouts. Blue aluminum head badge. Campy GS compnents. 56 cm c-to-c 6164018 Purchased in Richmond Va around 1980.
  Vent Noir II: Smoked Chrome Reynolds 531 Frame, Campagnolo Dropouts. Aluminum head badge. 6164019  Est. 1978
Dan Sharp Vent Noir II All Campy mostly GS. 6182836  Bought from George's Lightweight Bikes, Boise, Idaho, 1980
(for $750)
  Vent Noir II: Smoked Chrome Reynolds 531 Frame. Campagnolo Dropouts. Decal head badge. 6182841 Est. 1979
Mike Bishop, original owner Vent Noir II: Smoked Chrome Reynolds 531 tubing, Shimano dropouts 6186234 Purchased 1980,
May be a 1979 model
Karl Edwards Vent Noir ll: Smoked chrome with Campy GS Pictures 6186241 ?
Paul Altenhofen Vent Noir II: 61cm, smoked chrome, 531 frame and fork,
full Campagnolo Gran Sport group with the 5-arm crank, Cinelli bar and stem.
6186299 ?
  Ultima: Dusty pink Reynolds 531 frame. Chrome campy dropouts. Chrome fork crown. Brake cable braze-ons on top tube. Chrome chain stay. No chrome on seat stay caps. 6189256 Est. 1979
Carl Werner Ultima, 55cm Red with gold decals. Fork crown & chainstay chrome. Frameset came with Campy BB and head set. 6195103 From Paul's Bicycle Shop, Urbana, Illinois 9/3/83
  Ultima: from Steyr-Daimler-Puch on frame but with Austro-Daimler plate,   Reynolds 531, lavender w/chrome underneath, Campagnolo Super Record, Cinelli Unicanitor saddle 6200099 estimated 1977 (as per Pat 77)
  Inter 10: Burgundy paint with gold lettering and pin-striping. Reynolds 531. Suntour Superbe brakes, Campy Record hubs, Rigida rims, Nervar crank, Huret derailleurs, Suntour Superbe pedals.  6217040  
Jeff Rauh AD SL Reynolds 531 frame, color purple, NERVAR crank set. 6217088 Purchased in Champaign-Urbana, IL
about 1980.
Craig Kleber AD SLE dark blue metallic w/gold lettering, Reynolds 531 "butted" tubing, Shimano dropouts, Huret dérailleurs, Weinmann brakes, Nervar cranks, Regina Corsa FW, Selle Italia saddle, Weinmann rims, engraved handlebars w/ globe 1 side and cyclist on other, Semperit original tires (now replaced) #6217384 orig owner, 1980/81
  Vent Noir:  smoke-chrome, Shimano engraved 600 parts 6230321  
Bradley Baumgartner Vent Noir, chrome Reynolds 531, 58cm. Campagnolo Grand Sport including headset, seat post, pedals.  6239044 ?
(Crank is stamped
1977)
Bruce Luecke   AD SLE Reynolds 531 ,Nervar crank, Weinmann rims and brakes (date stamp is 01 79 on both front and rear brakes), Huret derailleurs and shifters (date stamps of 0579 and 0679).   Salzburg blue w/gold lug striping  6242604 Bought 1981, believe 1980 model.
Matthew Lero A-D SE red with gold pin striping. No Braze-ons 6263224  
Scott Maclean  A-D SLE 6269928  
  Ultima, sold as a bare frameset 634C692 1978
Kevin Adams AD-SL 6345048  
  SLE:  Blue frame, Reynolds 531 w/ gold lug striping, brake cable braze-ons on top tube and Shimano dropouts,
Huret components, Nervar crank, Weinmann “Semi-Automatic” side pull brakes w/ drilled levers, Weinmann dimpled rims with Atom hubs
6242586 Purchased in 1978, Providence RI area
  Ultima: AD Blue frame. Chrome campy dropouts. All chrome fork. Brake
cable braze-ons on top tube. Chrome chain stay. Chrome seat stay caps.
6258359 Est. 1980.
Jason Miller AD SE red w/gold pinstriping. 6285844 The brakes are stamped 1-1979 so 1979?
  Inter 10:  59cm.deep burgundy paint with gold lettering and pin-striping. Reynolds 531 tubing. The rear dropouts are Suntour. 6269378 confirmed 1979
Ned Shepard AD SLE  blue with Huret, Nervar, Weinmann, Reynolds 531 6287947 Orig. owner purchased Oct 30, 1980.
Thomas Gordon AD SLE: white frame, Reynolds 531 w/ green striping, Huret components, Nervar crank 6301174 Late 1970s ?
  Superleicht:  beige-color, Modolo Equipe brake set, all other is Campag Record. 6450144 ?
Kent Ferrell Olympian, 58cm AD headbadge. 531 frame w Shimano dropouts. Nervar cranks, Huret derailleurs, Weinmann brakes & rims, Normandy hubs, 5 speed freewheel, headset has cast in "T". Can't identify seat post . 6459505 ?
  Vent Noir: Reynolds 531 decal w/ TI logo lower left, fork decal w/ TI upper left on the fork. 658276 Owner thinks mid to late 1970s?
Mono D’Angelo Inter 10. 22" Burgundy with gold trim accents, Reynolds 531  6771120 Bought as frame new in about 1980
Scott Dedenbach Vent Noir II serial number smoked chrome finish. Reynolds 531, Campagnolo dropouts.  Campagnolo components  6799298.  
Stuart Harding  Puch Olympian   6836885 1981
Rick Collin Vent Noir 25” Full 531 with Huret Duopar Titan rear & Huret Success front, TA triple crank, Weinmann Carerras. Regina Oro FW 14-32. Catalog picture 6918471 Purchased 5.8.1983 at Boerum Hill Cycles Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Kim AD-Puch Olympian, cream/pearl in color with blue accents around the lugs.  6971283 early 1980s?
Stephen Zlato  SLE: Puch head badge, Reynolds 531 three main tubes, Dark burgundy with gold Austro-Daimler Steyr decals and lug striping, Huret Challenger front and Duopar Eco rear derailleurs with Huret shifter, Weinmann brakes. 6978542 Estimated date of manufacture: Brakes and hubs are both stamped 1981.
Gerson Rodriguez  Austro-Daimler PUCH  6978775  
Chris Ward SLE 6987745 81-82 ?
John J. Petrucelli Austro Daimler Maxima, Weinmann rims & brakes, Suntour derailleurs , SR custom crank 7000371  Purchased 1984 from Spoke and Wheel Bike Shop Bridgeport, Connecticut
  Ultima SL: Smoked chrome Reynolds 531 SL frame. Drilled campy dropouts. Sloping fork crown. 7182478 Est. 1982.
John Wilmerding Vent Noir Smoked black-chrome Reynolds 531 frame & fork. Huret derailleurs & shifters. Cinelli bars and stem. 'Puch' on front badge and pressed into the top of the rear struts. Weinmann Carrera side-pull brakes. 'TA' crank. 7188646  Original owner, purchased 1984 at Visentin Bike Pro Shop in Oyster Bay, NY
Dan Day Puch Royal Force 7269087  
Steven Pattee Puch Austro-Daimler SLE: Smoked chrome with gold paint trim at all lug joints, Reynolds 531 frame,  “Puch” front badge, “Steyr” “A-D” and “Puch” decals on seat tube, “Made by Puch Austro-Daimler” down tube decal, “A-D SLE” top tube decal , “Puch Original 2600 Manganese Alloy Tubes” on forks. Nervar crank, Campy Nuovo Gran Sport brakes, shifters and derailleur. 7269191 Bought new 1984 or 85 at The Bike Shop, Norridge, Illinois for $600+
Joe Blake Pathfinder A-D by Puch. grey with gold letters & Suntour components. 7278716 ?
Ron Jones Puch Austro Daimler Pacifica 7280801  
Kim Johnson AD Ultima SL Smoked chrome Reynolds 531 SL tubing. Drilled campy dropouts. Sloping fork crown. Complete Mavic gruppo. 7282868 (circa 1982)
Tony Hall AD~Puch Ultima SL: Smoked chrome Reynolds 531, drilled Campy Dropouts, Campy Record Gruppo, ‘Puch’ pressed into top of rear stays and top of front fork crown. Puch front badge. Drilled out rear Campagnolo dropouts. 61mm frame. 7282879 Purchased Summer 1982, Smith Bike Works, Troy, MI.
Original owner
Eric Pommerer AD Ultima SL Smoked chrome Reynolds 531 SL tubing. Drilled campy dropouts. Sloping fork crown.  7282877 Purchased March, 1985 in Scotia, NY
William Davis Vent Noir SLE Smoked chrome Reynolds 531 frame, Campy downtube shifters,  front and rear derailleurs, Nervar crank, Weinman side pull brakes with drilled levers, no head badge, drilled out sprockets. 7415895  
Keith Rollin Puch AD Pathfinder Maroon Suntour components with Weinman rims. 7429496 Bought at Jack Taylor Cycles, Nottingham 1980s

 

Model 210:  blue metallic, Suntour SVX group, Reynolds 500 Cromotube 

7511063  

Phil Brown

Puch Austro-Daimler Model 260, Dk purple, Puch head badge & A-D logos on front forks, Reynolds 501 chromalloy tubing, Shimano Altus derailleurs, Weinmann semi-automatic brakes

7511523

from Bryants, Norwich, England approx 1983

Dave Garcia

Inter 10 1982 purchased at Livermore Schwinn Shop

8311502 Orig owner
1982

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