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    Need info/value for 1950s or 60s "Derby"

    Hi everyone,

    So I don't have a photo, but it looks exactly like this Schwinn bike(except without the words Schwinn of course):
    http://cardiffbikeshop.com/projects/...s/67dracer.jpg

    It has the words "DERBY" on the badge under the handlebars. There is a little picture of a jockey riding a horse, and under that it says made in W. Germany.

    It is in good condition, with a nice black paint job, the only thing that looks off is the back breaks, and of course it has 30 years worth of dust.

    So does anyone know anything about it? I can't find any info online about Derby bikes from this era.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwo View Post
    Hi everyone,

    So I don't have a photo, but it looks exactly like this Schwinn bike(except without the words Schwinn of course):
    http://cardiffbikeshop.com/projects/...s/67dracer.jpg

    It has the words "DERBY" on the badge under the handlebars. There is a little picture of a jockey riding a horse, and under that it says made in W. Germany.

    It is in good condition, with a nice black paint job, the only thing that looks off is the back breaks, and of course it has 30 years worth of dust.

    So does anyone know anything about it? I can't find any info online about Derby bikes from this era.

    Thanks!
    I have a Derby bike thats more like the older Schwin canti frames, couldn't find much info about it at all. I've owned it for like 6 years now and still don't know a thing about it. Post pics of your bike when you get a chance, I'd love to see another Derby!
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    I just picked up a Derby bicycle and I found this thread so here are some pictures of it.Derby3.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelrider13 View Post
    I just picked up a Derby bicycle and I found this thread so here are some pictures of it.Derby3.jpg
    Your particular Derby was made in the U.S. by Snyder (Rollfast).

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    Derby2.jpgThank you for the info, is this bike a collectable that should be kept original? Because I was planning to paint it a different color.
    Last edited by shovelrider13; 05-07-12 at 11:45 PM. Reason: adding image

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    I don't really know if the Derby brand adds any value to it, but a Rollfast in the same condition would probably be worth around $75-$100. I don't think it is rare enough that painting it would be a sin though.

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    I found the same bike in my grandmom's garage. She claims she use to ride it to work back in the 60's. It's all there, right down to tires, which still hold air. I cleaned it up...here are some pics. Does any one have info on it? Year? are parts missing? The front fender looks like it's in backwards?


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