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AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ? posted by: Terry Barham on 8/12/2004 at 3:44:57 AM
Anyone heard of this bike ?... info appreciated . Bought @ estate auction today , VERY unusual (childs ?) hiwheel Aurelia Italy (decal). 20" front pnumatic/presta , tiny solid rear w/caliper brake , cabel routed internally ! seatpost , "jolly" , saddle B D . I'd guess 60's-70's . Exausting searches only come up w/ Lancia Aurelia sports car (though 1 site mentions Gia made bikes during ww II (no details) , Arulia was the name of one of the flying Wallendas though this doesnt look to be a great bike to "freeride" across a wire , sans net . Finally via Arulia (tuscany) old Roman road and addr of Olmo cycles .

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by marcello on 8/22/2004 at 12:51:08 PM
wow, what a coincident, many many years ago when I was child ,back home in Palermo Italy,one of the kids in our neighborhood had one ,he even let me ride it once, after that I never saw or heard from this bike.riding that bike was a quiet experinece at the time.
marcello

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Don Christenson on 12/15/2004 at 4:48:14 PM
Were you ever able to get any info on your Aurelia high wheeler? We've had one for over 15 years that is the same as your description. We've also searched the Internet since we're now wanting to sell it.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Don Christenson on 12/15/2004 at 11:09:48 PM
Here's a bit of additional info I found. I think it was made by Aurelia Dino SpA in Borgo San Dalmazzo, Italy, who made children's bicycles and other things.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Don Christenson on 12/16/2004 at 11:43:03 PM
Marcello:

I have an Aurelia high wheeler I'm trying to sell and am trying to estimate how old it is. Can you remember about when you rode one in Palermo?

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Charles Collier on 12/29/2004 at 3:27:33 AM
I too have one of these high wheel bicycles. It was given to us by a good friend that recently sold his 200+ bicycle collection. He actually gave it to my son as a Christmas present. It is exactly as described above. I am in need of a new brake cable. This example also has a small rubber case that hangs under the seat. It is a light blue color with red hand grips. Has anyone found any other information?

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Kevin on 8/9/2011 at 8:30:51 AM
I was recently given one of those same bikes described here. A bit rusty & hard to read the labels, but this is certainly the same one. My customer said he bought it for his boy/boys to ride, so given that his son is my age (mid 50s) I estimated the bike at about 50 years old. Any other info would be appreciated. Kevin
by: 70.130.43.34

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by wanda on 2/13/2009 at 3:55:11 PM
found in attic of old house aurelia cowboy special italy can anyone give us any replies? light blue in color with red handle grips.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Meg on 7/15/2010 at 8:50:11 AM
I also would like some information about this Aurelia/Italy high wheel bike, I also would like to sell mine for the right price. If any one has anymore information can you please send it my way. I will try to continue my search. Meg

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Jill Fesler on 11/10/2010 at 9:51:22 PM
??? I too have this small blue childs bicycle with "Aurelia" on some of the parts. Mine has "Special" stamped into the seat but it also has a small plastic carrying bag with the word "Jolly" on it. Anyone with info... can you share some insight? Thanks Jill
by: 76.2.75.75

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   ID vintage Aurelia/Italy hiwheel , mystery bike ?posted by Phil Hazzard on 1/25/2011 at 6:25:02 PM
It seems I have a bike like the rest of you. I have had it for around 20 years and can not find anything on it. If anyone has found any iformation, please share with the rest.
Thanks, Phil
by: 71.49.36.2




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