Re: [CR]Basement find - Vent Noir II

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From: "Raoul Delmare" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Basement find - Vent Noir II
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:21:11 -0500

Hey Tom ,

Are you just trying to stir things up again ?

: ^ )

See thread from a couple of days ago about the Dakar Noir bicycle .

One of my postings had the link to the Sheldon Brown page write-up of the Vent Noir ( he wasn't actually the author of those few paragraphs ) .

Gosh yes those are beautiful frame sets !!

Say , it wouldn't happen to be about 24-inches = 61-cm , center-to-top , would it ?

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Sanders
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 3:44 PM
Subject: [CR]Basement find

I just dug a lovely little bike out of 25 years of basement storage to save it being converted to a "Comfort Bike". It is a late '70s Austro-Daimler Vent Noir II in what the original owner told me is a "smoked chrome" finish. Gorgeous lugs. I know very little about German bikes and would appreciate any input folks might give on or off list.
Thanks all,
Tom Sanders
Lansing, Mi