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Phoenix Dutch Bike

Old 11-21-15, 09:35 PM
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Phoenix Dutch Bike

Can anyone tell me what year range this bike is from, if the brand is any good, I don't know much about these style bikes...any value?

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Old 11-22-15, 08:07 AM
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I believe it is a Made in China Raleigh Tourist ripoff. Probably 1990s or later. Below is a similar bike.

Flying Pigeon PA-02 Classic ? Flying Pigeon LA
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Old 11-22-15, 08:15 AM
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That is not a Phoenix from Leeuwarden. It is a Chinese Raleigh copy. You can probably still buy them new.

EDIT: oddjob2 beat me to it.
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Impossible- the guy I got it from said its been in his basement for 35+ years...
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I don't beleive everything someone who is trying to sell me something says .
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Originally Posted by Bruces View Post
I don't beleive everything someone who is trying to sell me something says .
ditto but I believe the guy..
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Check the logo midway down on this page, looks just like the headbadge.
Culture - Shanghai Phoenix Imp.& Exp. Co.,ltd.

Sold in Europe since 1980.
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if there are no marking on frame to indicate country of origin how about checking marking on tyres?

it she has been idle for thirty-five years they are unlikely to have been changed in that period.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Check the logo midway down on this page, looks just like the headbadge.
Culture - Shanghai Phoenix Imp.& Exp. Co.,ltd.

Sold in Europe since 1980.
And 2015-1980 - 35 years. Problem solved...?
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And 2015-1980 - 35 years. Problem solved...?

True...the top tube says made in china

The tubes were red, it took me an hour to change the rear tube

I will check the head badge and the tires tomorrow, I rode it home from the bike shop last night, god damn this thing is a tank- it sure feels old lol
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Does vanvanj have something to do with Suzuki vanvan fat tired dirt bikes ?
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Originally Posted by vanvanj View Post
True...the top tube says made in china

The tubes were red, it took me an hour to change the rear tube

I will check the head badge and the tires tomorrow, I rode it home from the bike shop last night, god damn this thing is a tank- it sure feels old lol
Well the design of it dates to the 1930's...

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Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post
That is not a Phoenix from Leeuwarden.
Especially not with a fork like that.

The Chinese signs and badge puts it somewhere in Asia and the headlight, with what looks like a switch on top, means it's probably fairly modern.

Edit: That weld on the fork is terrifying btw. O_o

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Anyone willing to sell me their Phoenix bike?

My grandparents gave me their Phoenix bike they imported from China in the 80s. Some absolute jerk stole it off of my porch last year & I have been devastated ever since. I would be willing to purchase it to fill the Phoenix-sized hole in my heart. It was just shocking waking up to a thief ripping the bike from where it was chained up!
Please feel free to email me at lucentlavender@gmail.com
thank you!
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