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Old 01-13-18, 10:03 AM
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I got into Rixe's because of a Rixe tandem. It was one of the one's with the springer front ends and was selling for $100.

I don't know that too many people would consider them "collectable".

I chose them because I think they are good looking bikes. They were only brought into the US in the mid-50s to early 60s - although service men brought them back from time to time.

The US distributor was in the next town over so there are more around here then most places and they are cheap because they are not particularly in demand.

In Germany there were a lot them because they were a popular mid-level producer. They also have a bit of an interesting history. However, in 1984 they were bought by a Chinese company then became part of the conglomerate that also owns Raleigh. Effectively the real Rixe is no more but the name marches on.
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