Rixe bicycles were made in Brake-Bielefeld (West) Germany starting in 1922. Rixe made bicycles, mopeds and small motorcycles.
The bicycles were brought into the United States in 1950s and 1960s by Victoria Distributors, Lancaster, PA.
The president, Earnest Ryersbach, was of German extract and had contacts in Germany.
There was an ad for Rixe Bicycles in American Bicyclist Magazine as late as January 1964.
West Coast Cycle Supply Co of Los Angeles sold some racing and tandem models imported from Victoria Distributors.
Rixe was sold in 1984 and production moved to China.
Derby Cycles (now Derby International) bought the company in 1990.