Classic & Vintage - Feng Huang
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11-30-04, 03:10 PM
Hello, I just came across a men's single speed Feng Huang Phoenix bike and would like to learn more about it as I have never heard of it. It says on the bike "Made in China". Do you know anything about these bikes? Thanks, Robert
11-30-04, 04:52 PM
Last year I had a 3-speed Feng Huang I got from a relative. Looked like a knock-off of an old Raleigh; enclosed chain, Shimano brakes and hub. Seemed to be a pretty sturdy unit, but the chrome was typically Chinese -- thin and cheap. Google searches indicate the company's still in business, but I don't know if they're still being imported to the U.S.
I lived in China for 5 years. rode bikes alot there (as do a billion other people there)
I rode several Phoenix bicycles, they were considered the best of the Chinese made bikes, sold mostly in China and other developing countries like Africa and parts of Eastern Europe.
They were heavy, and if you really rode it like I did, you had to work on it every day.
Brakes were especially high in maintenance, and could not be counted on. There were roadside "mechanics" everywhere, usually fixed flats and did adjustments, forget the wrenches, all they ever had was a common screwdriver, a hammer, and maybe a pliers.
Only an American would care about you chipping his paint while "adjusting" the brakes with a hammer.
More of us fat "Western Ghosts" should ride more and stay slim like the Chinese...
12-03-04, 04:21 PM
undefinedundefinedundefinedHi, I'm new to this site. I also have come across an old Feng Huang Phenix. It says 100 Track and Made in China. Is it worth anything or should I let me nephew have it ? I have a Bicycle of my own but this one was found amoung some others articles at a home I recently purchased. Any details would be VERY Helpful. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org , I will not be able to come back to check replys in the forum. Thank-you all VERY much. :o
12-03-04, 08:26 PM
Just a clarification: Phoenix isn't a model designation. Feng Huang is a mythical Chinese bird that rose from its own ashes, like the Western Phoenix legend. So I suppose by calling them Feng Huang Phoenix they're just covering all their bases. ;)
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