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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Here's the unfamous short-lived Belgian scooter called Aldimi

Just like other rare scooters we have discussed before. Yes, it all started when we were surfing in cyberspace and found pictures of unique and rare scooters on several websites out there. And the images of the unique and rare scooter seem to have been circulating on the internet for a long time and are directly linked to one Belgian classic scooter brand, known as 'Aldimi.' This then makes us curious to try to find out the 'what' and 'who' behind this Belgium scooter brand.
1953 Aldimi Prince de Liège designed and built by Albert d'Ieteren and his son, André in collaboration with René Milhoux. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2QOHtaN)
The birth of this classic scooter is also taken inseparable from the success of the scooter brands from Italy, Vespa, and Lambretta, which then inspired many parties to try to make their fortune by producing scooters including to this Belgian manufacturer which related to the Aldimi and Belgian-Cushman.

The company was founded by Albert d'Ieteren, a coachbuilder for cabins and later automobiles that were famous since from the turn of the century until the late 1930s. And when he saw the success of the two Italian scooter brands mentioned above, he wanted to launch his own scooter. 
1953 Aldimi Prince de Liège using a Saroléa 125 Oiseau Bleu engine from 1950 with Miller ignition and Amal carburetor(Picture from: https://bit.ly/31IV0ab)
Then he teamed up with René Milhoux, a famous motorcycle racer when started designing a scooter which was later called 'Aldimi Prince de Liège' and at the end of the process, they were also assisted by Albert's son named André. And the brand's name of Aldimi is taken from the abbreviations of the names Albert d'Ieteren and René Milhoux.
The brand's name of Aldimi is taken from the abbreviations of the names Albert d'Ieteren and René Milhoux. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3btrzMv)
This unique scooter is built with a rigid frame that supports the rear wheels and using a Saroléa 125 Oiseau Bleu engine from 1950 with Miller ignition and Amal carburetor, this scooter is said to have a good balance and offers excellent handling as well. The Aldimi scooters were built at the d'Ieteren workshop in Brussels has characteristics such as cantilevered wheels, Neiman rings front suspension, and a rear with a cone creating a variable set of flexibility.
1953 Aldimi Prince de Liège's unusual body curves that said to contribute to its good balance and excellent handling as well. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3btrzMv)
That's not surprising, because René Milhoux is actually a reliable designer who also known ever designed the Belgian-Cushman scooter in 1951. Well, the Cushman scooter was originally made in America which was later made derivative in Belgium after completely revised by him so that it weighs 55 kilos lighter than the American version.
1951 Belgium-Cushman was originally made in America which was later made derivative in Belgium after completely revised by René Milhoux. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/2QOHtaN)
After the Aldimi scooter prototype was completed and appeared with sexy body curves, something happened that made the model not appear in the motorized vehicle market. As it turned out, the domestic market at that time was not supported due to the potential for scooter purchases in Belgium is not what was previously thought, and Aldimi was slowly dying after only made about ten copies of the Aldimi 125 Prince de Liège scooter in 1953.
After making about ten copies of the Aldimi Prince de Liège, the company decided not to proceed with the model into mass-production due to the weary market condition. (Picture from: https://bit.ly/3btrzMv)
The company decided not to produce its own brand of scooter and changed moves.😢😢😢 They were thought the real-business must go on and left behind the dream and idealism. Yes, they took a proper shortcut by taking over the license of Piatti scooters which were also dying at that time. Although, both have not survived at the end. Literally, we could not be seen one proof of the Aldimi scooter has been survived and still exists up today.

That's it, and if the article above is still considered inadequate or inaccurate, or if you have additional information related to this unique scooter, please don't hesitate to let us know via the comments column below this article.

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