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Vintagehoney 07-31-17 04:25 AM

Vintage Rixe West German road bike 100% original everything
 
So I came into an amazing old road bike today I purchased the most beautiful 100% original rixe western german road bike model number SR 27. How much money are we looking at? The detail of this bike is incredible:)

Drillium Dude 08-01-17 03:58 PM

Wish we could see it and give you an answer. If you added pics they aren't showing up for me :(

DD

everyman07 01-12-18 12:21 PM

Sorry to bring an old post back to the top.

I collect Rixe's. I have a Club - lower end version of the 27. I would be very interested in your SR27.

I tried emailing you since I don't have enough posts to PM you.

Please respond if you are still active here.

Thanks,

Andrew

everyman07 01-12-18 12:32 PM

In order to not resurrect an old thread without adding new information.

The Rixe SR27 was one notch down from the top of the line. The top of the line was the SR60 which had Campy equipment.

The SR27 had the same frame with Nervex lugs but had Simplex gear.

The original Rixe brochure for the US (dated late 50s) can be found on my site theseeker dot com -> Rixe bikes -> brochure. Sorry I can't post a direct link until I have more posts.

I would be interested in a SR60 in any condition as long as it has the original Campy gear or a good condition SR27.

Andrew

Binky 01-12-18 02:31 PM


Originally Posted by everyman07 (Post 20106124)
Sorry to bring an old post back to the top.

I collect Rixe's. I have a Club - lower end version of the 27. I would be very interested in your SR27.

I tried emailing you since I don't have enough posts to PM you.

Please respond if you are still active here.

Thanks,

Andrew

I had no idea these were collectable. I just got rid of a Rixe T-26 tandem bike. Basically gave it away. Heavier than a dead priest but the seats on it were marvelous to behold, some kind of brown vinyl that looked better than leather.
I kept the two matching seats...

Bink

everyman07 01-13-18 10:03 AM

Bink -

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.

Binky 01-13-18 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by everyman07 (Post 20107651)
Bink -

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.

My tandem had the fancy front end as well. I spent a month in Berlin, Dresden & Bad Schandau last year and saw a few Rixe bikes still in service, especially in Berlin, but no other Rixe tandems.

I am a retired millwright so before I went I posted a note on TripAdvisor saying that I had seen enough paintings of Marys-with-babies, ascensions and crucifixions to last me a lifetime and wanted a list of suggested and recommended museums filled with industrial and technological marvels of the past 10 centuries. I got a list of the best military and technology museums - filled with old airplanes, automobiles, marine equipment, bicycles, trucks, lathes, mills, mining equipment, farming tractors, fabrication equipment, stamping presses, forges, looms, tools and hardware.

I wish you all could have seen the stuff I saw. Some bikes were too weird to be ridden and some were shaft driven.

everyman07 01-13-18 02:01 PM


Originally Posted by Binky (Post 20107687)

I wish you all could have seen the stuff I saw. Some bikes were too weird to be ridden and some were shaft driven.

That would be cool. Is there a weird bike picture thread or would you be interested in posting pics from the museum in a thread in the Vintage section? If so let me know, I'd like to see that.

Binky 01-13-18 03:36 PM


Originally Posted by everyman07 (Post 20108055)
That would be cool. Is there a weird bike picture thread or would you be interested in posting pics from the museum in a thread in the Vintage section? If so let me know, I'd like to see that.


See if this does anything for you...

My wife is actually the relatively more rabid bike enthusiast, not me, and these are a few of her pictures.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1vgju5z7q...6IlTZYkda?dl=0

everyman07 01-15-18 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by Binky (Post 20108170)
See if this does anything for you...

Very nice. Really like the Rudge triplet and that Praga

Thelandmarc 02-02-19 09:00 PM

Tandem in the shed
 
Iíve got a ďNOT West GermanĒ tandem in the shed that I came across in barn. Iíve only been able to find out bits and pieces about it, but Iíd love to learn more. It would be great to find it a new home where someone could really treat it right. Any info would be helpful!


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