Here is an unknown model Austro Daimler I found behind a strip-mall dumpster in Kalamazoo, MI. The bike was in somewhat sorry shape when found, needing brake and shifter cable work, and the front wheel was bent as if the bike had been in some terrible accident.
I can only imagine this bike’s life in the 1980s, seeing heavy use on the bicycles-only Mackinac Island. How it made it’s way to Kalamazoo I’ll never know.
After buying a new front wheel, snazzy whitewalls and having the cables fixed the Austro is a pleasant ride and will hopefully serve me well in Chicago. Unfortunately, the model of the bike is unreadable.