Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - RIXE Bicycle
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Looking for any information, value of bicycle. Is from West Germany, 1963, Rixe. Thanks
Photos : http://s669.photobucket.com/albums/vv60/Sonny2_photo/Bicycle/
10-15-10, 09:23 AM
Rixe bicycles were made in Brake-Bielefeld (West) Germany starting in 1922. Rixe made bicycles, mopeds and small motorcycles.
The bicycles were brought into the United States in 50s and 60s by Victoria Distributors, Lancaster, PA. The president of Victoria, Earnest Ryersbach, was of German extract.
Rixe was sold in 1984. Production moved to China. Derby Cycles (International) bought the company in 1990.
In 50s and early 60s they used “smoke paint” lugwork.
Many of the rear coaster brake hubs were made by Durex. As of 1957 they were date stamping the rear hub. By the time Durex made the I/II version they were no longer stamping the date. This may have been around 1959.
It looks to me like your bike is missing the fenders and someone tried to craft a rear "bob" style fender. I doubt the rear wheel is original. Then again the whole thing looks a little funny like it was the beginnings of a 20" bike or a kids bike. Maybe it's just the wheel. Rixe did make a 20" wheel folding bike in the 70s that may have been a rebadged Raleigh.
I would be interested in buying it.
If you are not interested in selling it, I would appreciate pictures of if it for my archive.
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