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Vintage Flying Dutchman Bike - need identification & value

Old 06-22-12, 08:49 PM
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Vintage Flying Dutchman Bike - need identification & value

Vintage Flying Dutchman Bike - need identification & value

I have a vintage bicycle that I donít know much about, other than itís old! Looking for some expertise to advise of date, manufacturer and any info about possible value. Here are the details I have:

Womenís 3-pipe frame single-speed coaster brake bike
Tank has Flying Dutchman label
Down tube has ďCruiserĒ label
Seat tube, Chain guard has Flying Dutchman label
Badge has Flying Dutchman label/logo
Rear coaster brake hub is Centrix JRB 009 Gottschalk Made in Germany West
Front hub is Renak 60 (heard this may be a date ref: 1960)
No markings about manufacturer, age or country of origin

Series of photos can be found on Flickr:

Would appreciate all insight, guesses, hints or other websites that may have further info. Thanks!
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Welcome to the Bike Forums.

You might be able to determine the vintage of the bicycle by looking at and interpreting component numbers and/or applying the information contained in How Old Is My Bicycle? As for value...

It is almost impossible to offer a definite value for the bicycle. Many things, some of which have nothing to do with the bike itself, will impact Vintage Bicycle Value. Understanding some of the ideas presented there will help with understanding how to assign value. That said...

The bike is old and that is a plus, however; it is a woman's model which usually drops the value considerably. Plus, the bike is not in great shape. It might clean up better than one would expect, but pitted rust will dramatically, and negatively, impact the value of the bicycle.

About the only way to really determine value is to offer the bicycle, on Ebay, with a reserve price set. Once listed, keep an eye on what people are offering for the bike. That might give you a good idea of ceiling value.

Hope that is a help and, once again, welcome to the Bike Forums.
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Flying Dutchman was a lesser 60's store brand that sold mostly low end French stuff. The ones I have seen are ten speeds. In the really rough condition this one is in it's not worth much maybe $50 at best to the right buyer.
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