No, Dernys do not have a roller - just a wraparound rear guard. I have one which is very similar to the one pictured - this is a proper Entraineur - these were used on the track (paced racing), on paced massed start races (Bordeaux\u2013Paris etc) and for training on the road and track. Derny also made machines for touring on and also Derny tandems for touring - these turn up on French Ebay reasonably often. There is a very good history of Derny in issue 161 of The Boneshaker, I have copies of this for sale if anybody is interested at $12 a copy plus shipping.
Hilary Stone, Bristol, England
Mitch Harris wrote:
> Here's a link to Ted's Derny photo.
> What era is this derny? The photo doesn't show but would this derny
> have a roller at the rear like the ones I'm familiar with?
> Mitch Harris
> Little Rock Canyon, Utah
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Robert Peoples" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: "Ted Ernst" <email@example.com>
>> Sent: Friday, November 09, 2007 12:09 PM
>> Subject: Derny
>>> Ted, does this look familiar? My brother took this photo in a Paris
>>> bike shop.