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Posted 6 years ago


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My Mother in Law gave this bike to me a few months ago, It belonged to her Father and she thinks it may be from the late 20's. I have cleaned all of the bearings and repacked them and replaced the old tires which were as hard as asphalt. Aside from this I have onlt washed off the dust and dirt. It is from Western Auto and the badge on the front is labled Western Flyer. All seems original save two bolts that I had to replace and the handle grips which I have also replaced. The sprockets and chain are known as "skip tooth", I am told. I really would love to know more about the bike, so would my Mother in law, who rode this bike when she was a youngster. I am 51, you do the math! Could this bike really be from the 20's? What is it worth? Should I do anything else to the bike to preserve it? I rode it this morning. She rolls well, but it has really tall gearing which makes the hills a challenge. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  1., 6 years ago
    Western Flyer was released by Western Auto that was a auto tire shop and apl. store.
    I'm 64 and we never had a bike that had a rear tire rest like that. All I ever saw had a kick stand. If you like the bike for what it is restore it. If you want to sell it I would leave it as is and let the other person have the fun. You can sell a $100.00 bike a lot faster then a $500.00 bike time you get done.
  2. gary drys, 6 years ago
    I have western flyer bike serial no. is 527301 what year is it. ? thanks gary.
  3. santoranch, 6 years ago
    My son and I are restoring a bike almost just like that. Let me know if you find out how old it is. It is very nice!

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