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Old 01-23-21, 10:11 AM
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Rigida "DECO" Rims

I know that Rigida made the "DECO" "A", "B", "C", and "STD". I have seen fabrication dates on a "B" rim stamped "1940-41; and on a "STD" rim stamped "1942". I still do not know the range of years any of the specific rims were made, or what the letter designations indicated: quality/use grade, size, width, etc. I have a set of DECO "C" steel rims (believe all DECO rims are steel) supposedly from the mid '30s (on bike verified from '35-'36).

Does anyone know anything more about these rim models: years made, model differences, etc.?
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Rigida DECO Rims

A friend of mine was able to provide to me some limited information regarding DECO rims since he has a rare Baggi bicycle from 1936 that he says have the original rims (per the original owner who received bike new as a gift in 1936). So it would seem these rims existed in the mid '30s to at least the early '40s (photo evidence of dates stamped onto rims).

Again, I implore the membership here to provide any knowledge and/or insight regarding these rims.

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Rigida DECO Rims / 1936 Baggi

A friend of mine (I cannot get him to post on this site) was able to provide to me some limited information regarding DECO rims since he has a rare Baggi bicycle from 1936 that he says have the original rims (per the original owner who received bike new as a gift in 1936). So it would seem these rims existed in the mid '30s to at least the early '40s (photo evidence of dates stamped onto rims).


Again, I implore the membership here to provide any knowledge and/or insight regarding these rims.

Thanks folks!

PS. Be safe! Wear a mask to help protect yourself and others. All of us healthcare workers greatly appreciate it!

PPS. I tried to post photos of my friend's Baggi bike and rims, but this site is now telling me I cannot post a photo. Aside from that, a completely useless search function does nothing to assist my research (it actually complicates it!). I am not sure why members here do not demand a better performing search function (I was told it sucked by a member when I first joined; no improvement over the YEARS!). And with that I am leaving this site; I will not be hampered by the one thing that everyone wants: photos! Also, I find sites like TONTON and Retrovelo are not as hampered by the state of politics, nor their effect; but even then spending time online is a death knell to one's physical and psychological health; at least mine! I would rather be cycling or fornicating!

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The choice to cease being a member is a personal one but have you made 10 posts?
Many people join but for whatever reason don't post, they search for specific items or just read general posts. If you don't have 10 posts though that's on you.
Perhaps if you did those extra few posts you could add photos. If you still can't post photos after 10 posts it's easy enough to seek help.
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A friend of mine (I cannot get him to post on this site) was able to provide to me some limited information regarding DECO rims since he has a rare Baggi bicycle from 1936 that he says have the original rims (per the original owner who received bike new as a gift in 1936). So it would seem these rims existed in the mid '30s to at least the early '40s (photo evidence of dates stamped onto rims).


Again, I implore the membership here to provide any knowledge and/or insight regarding these rims.

Thanks folks!

PS. Be safe! Wear a mask to help protect yourself and others. All of us healthcare workers greatly appreciate it!

PPS. I tried to post photos of my friend's Baggi bike and rims, but this site is now telling me I cannot post a photo. Aside from that, a completely useless search function does nothing to assist my research (it actually complicates it!). I am not sure why members here do not demand a better performing search function (I was told it sucked by a member when I first joined; no improvement over the YEARS!). And with that I am leaving this site; I will not be hampered by the one thing that everyone wants: photos! Also, I find sites like TONTON and Retrovelo are not as hampered by the state of politics, nor their effect; but even then spending time online is a death knell to one's physical and psychological health; at least mine! I would rather be cycling or fornicating!

Thank you, and take care all; moving on to the real world!

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