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10 Most Expensive Ancient Onthel Bikes, Suitable For Antique Lovers


Bicycles are one of the modes of transportation that are often used recently, especially by people who live in big cities. Not only as a tool for exercising, but many people use bicycles as a means of transportation to get from one place to another.

Although the number of users has increased recently, actually bicycles have existed since the Dutch colonial era, namely onthel bicycles which have various other terms. Many know them as camel bikes, pit kebo, or pit pancal.

Onthel bicycles have one characteristic, namely the presence of a place in the back for piggybacking other passengers. In addition, the body is also larger than the modern one. The material is iron with tires measuring 28 inches. The chain also has a cover called ketengkas.

Although times have changed, onthel bicycles are still widely used for trade and agricultural purposes in the village. Meanwhile, in urban areas, pit kebo is still used as a bicycle taxi and rides in tourist areas. For example, in front of the Fatahillah Museum, Kota Tua area, West Jakarta.

Even though it's ancient, there are still fans of classic bikes. There are still many people who like the collection of onthel bicycles as antiques. Even though it's old school, the price is not kidding, it can be valued up to millions of rupiah!

Well, curious what are the most expensive old-fashioned onthel bicycle brands in Indonesia? Let's see first:


1. Gazelle

Price: Rp. 15,000,000 – Rp. 50,000,000

Gazelle is a bicycle brand made in the Netherlands by Willem Kolling and Rudolf Arentzen in 1902. The factory of Gazelle is located in Dieren, Netherlands. Interestingly, this one brand became the best-selling in Indonesia during the Dutch colonial period, you know.

Reportedly, Gazelle has produced as many as 300,000 bicycles per year. Until now, there have been as many as 13 million bicycles produced since it was first established, you know. In 2010, Gazelle was chosen to be one of the most trusted brands on the European continent.

Like other brands, Gazelle also has many series with varying prices. Some are quite cheap, and some are very expensive. If you want to buy in Indonesia, you can also find it in some e-commerce sites!


2. Humber

Price: Rp. 3,500,000 – Rp. 7,500,000

Humber is an onthel bicycle brand that is no less old, you know. Just like the Gazelle, Humber has also been around since ancient times, around the 1940s. Humber even became a favorite among young people in the revolutionary era from 1947 to 1949, you know. However, the Humber is made in England, not the Netherlands.

Humber also has many series with different prices. For those of you who are tempted to buy it, Humber can also be found easily on several e-commerce platforms, you know. So, can be selected according to the wishes of each.


3. Hercules

Price: Rp. 1,300,000 – 3,800,000

There's another one, an onthel bicycle that is no less ancient, namely the Hercules. Just like Humber, Hercules is also produced in Queen Elizabeth's home country, namely England. This onthel bicycle has been in Indonesia since 1922 and is one of the oldest. Wow, that means the item is very antique and old school, huh!

The name is also unique. Reportedly, there is a separate reason why the name Hercules was chosen to name this kebo pit. Hercules was chosen because it means a symbol of endurance and strength. So, the makers hope that this bike will have the power of its name. For those of you who want to buy, Hercules is sold on several e-commerce platforms, you know.


4. Phillips

Price: Rp. 3,000,000 – Rp. 8,000,000

foto by: bukalapak.com Phillips is another onthel bicycle brand that originated in England and was marketed in Indonesia in the 1940s. Even though it's quite old and old, it's no less cool than the others. The proof, until now still exists in various countries in the world.

For antique collectors, you can buy this bike online even though it's been quite a while. The price also varies depending on the type. Well, you can choose according to your individual wishes and needs.


5. Simplex

Price: Rp. 7,800,000

photo by: saungharga.com Next, there is the Simplex which is an onthel bicycle made in Germany. The quality is not as good as the others. Therefore, it is not surprising that Simplex production is famous for its convenience. Wow, this is perfect for those of you who still like to ride onthel bikes!

Reportedly, their factory has been closed since 1971. Even so, you can still find various Simplex series and accessories on e-commerce platforms, you know.


6. Batavus

Price: Rp. 4,500,000

photo by: onthel.wordpress.com There's another bicycle made by the Windmill Country, which is no less good, namely the Batavus. This Dutch-made bicycle entered Indonesia in the 1920s. Even so, Batavus is still one of the prima donnas, you know among classic bikes lovers. There are many series owned by Batavus and can be chosen according to their own wishes.

The price also varies, depending on the type. For classic bikes lovers, you can try to have a look at several e-commerce platforms!



Price: Rp. 950.000 – Rp. 75,000,000

For those of you who have fallen in love with classic bikes made in the Windmill Country, Fongers can also be a good alternative choice. Fongers has been around since the 1880s, but only entered Indonesia in 1909. Fongers is a classic bikes brand that has high quality in every product.

This also makes Fongers one of the most expensive brands in the Netherlands and can only be owned by certain circles. Until now, the number of enthusiasts in Indonesia is still quite a lot, so the price is relatively more expensive when compared to other classic bikes brands.


8. Raleigh

Price: Rp. 2,500,000 – Rp. 30,000,000

photo by: bukalapak.com Raleigh can be an alternative choice, for those of you who have fallen in love with classic bikes made in England. Reportedly, Raleigh has a long history because it has been established since 1885 in Nottingham. So, don't be surprised if the company is one of the oldest in the world!

In 1913, Raleigh managed to become the largest bicycle company in the world before finally entering Indonesia in 1939.


9. Phoenix

Price: Rp. 2,000,000 – Rp. 5,000,000

foto by: id.carousell.com Phoenix is ​​a classic bikes brand made in China that has been well known for a long time. In 1970, this brand even had time to become one of the most popular in the country, you know. The price is also relatively affordable when compared to other brands.


10. London Taxi

Price: Rp. 4.100.000 – Rp. 6,800,000

image by: review.bukalapak.com London Taxi is one of the classic bikes companies that is still active in innovating. Even though they have been around for a long time, it turns out that they have modern onthel bikes, you know.

Those are some of the most expensive old-fashioned ontel bicycle brands in Indonesia. Some brands are still the most sought after for collections to this day, you know. For those of you who like classic items and are willing to pay a high price for a collection, this might be a consideration!

It's just that you need to be careful when buying so you don't get fooled, especially at a high price. Make sure if the onthel bike you buy is genuine. Some ways that can be done include checking the frame, brand, accessories, paint, and completeness. If possible, you can invite someone who understands about bicycles.


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