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I just bought a bicycle on a classified ads platform in France. I don't know anything about the brand and I couldn't find much information yet.

It is a Record Luxus Racer, as shown on the pictures below.

I have seen other people selling bikes of the same model, in various colors and in both men's and women's versions. Most of the pictures were found on classified ad sites from: Germany, Poland, Romania and Hungary.

However, the ads were outdated and had been removed so I couldn't get information there. Some ads were still up, but the sellers mention they don't have information about the bike's history.

The person I bought my bike from didn't know anything about it either.

My questions are:

  • Which country is this bicycle from?
  • Does this brand still exist?
  • Where could I find more information about my Record Luxus Racer?

Please let me know if more pictures or information could be useful.

Record - what seems to be the brand

Luxus Racer - what seems to be a model

** the pictures aren't of my bike, but of a similar one from the Internet

EDIT:

Full picture of my bike.

Record Luxus Racer - full bike picture

Record branding on the steerer tube

Record - steerer tube

Marathon Schwalbe Spezial tires (Germany)

Marathon Schwalbe Spezial

EDIT 2: More information following some comments

Valves: currently Schrader

Front wheel rim:

SCHURMANN - Made in W. Germany - Typ 112 steel - DIN ETRTO - 27 x 11 - 630 x 18 - 088

Back wheel rim:

VAN SCHOTHORST - 18 x 630 (27 x 1 174) - ?5 91 - Made in Holland

Dynamo: DANSI TYP:FG8 - K10861 - 6W 3V

Stand: OLONA

Pedals: UNION K10490 - W. GERMANY

Rear derailleur 1 x 5 - SHIMANO Tourney

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    A picture that shows the entire bike would be helpful. – ojs Nov 12 '17 at 19:24
  • Thank your for your suggestion, I have added some more pics. – Thomas W Nov 13 '17 at 8:45
  • Eastern Europe, probably GDR. or Czech if those are Dunlop valves and 650 wheels. – Carel Nov 13 '17 at 8:57
  • "spezial" is German for "Special", and Schwalbe started making tyres in 1973 in Korea but importing them into Germany. Not sure which side of Germany though, and there could have been a schwalbe on either side. – Criggie Nov 13 '17 at 9:07
  • I see a lugged steel frame with cottered cranks and a 1x 5(?) derailleur gear. The rack and saddle look newer than the bike. I'm not sure about the handle bars and stem - they are shiny chrome whereas the rest of the bike is dull galvanised, or painted. So the bars have been replaced, perhaps from steel drops to what you have now. The brake calipers look original, but the brake levers do not match so that backs up a bar change. – Criggie Nov 13 '17 at 9:11
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I believe your bicycle was made buy record bicycle which is a manufacturer based in Quebec.

Unfortunately I do not know about the model "Lexus Racer" But if you send them an email with regard to this model I am sure you will get some information regarding your bicycle, I live in France and speak french fluently so if you need any help with translation I can. google translate doesn't always do the job 😂.

The website For the manufacturer is: http://bicyclesrecord.com

Good luck finding any information regarding your bicycle.

Max

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    Note that it's Luxus, not Lexus. But welcome to the site! – David Richerby Nov 15 '17 at 14:00
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    Also that link appears to be a retail bike shop or LBS, not a manufacturer of any kind. They do not show any bikes branded Record. – Nate W Nov 15 '17 at 15:56

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