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Old 05-15-11, 02:19 AM
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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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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.
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I just picked up a Derby bicycle and I found this thread so here are some pictures of it.
Your particular Derby was made in the U.S. by Snyder (Rollfast).
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Thank you for the info, is this bike a collectable that should be kept original? Because I was planning to paint it a different color.
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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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i just scored a '66 or '67 Derby which is the exact same SE frame as my Hawthorne. i wish I could post pics.
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i would like to buy either of those if you leave the original paint alone! In rust we trust!
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Need 10 posts before i can upload pics?
That is stupid.
It prevents jerks from uploading ads or porn or gore, etc.
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i would like to buy either of those if you leave the original paint alone! In rust we trust!
The two people talking about these bikes haven't posted since 2012 so this a pretty cold trail.
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Thrift store find - anyone heard of "Derby" bicycle?

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That is true but now my name will pop up on this thread for the next folks that Google "Derby Bicycle" like i did.
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