Western Flyer Bicycle

Western Flyer Bicycle and Its American Heritage

The Western Flyer bicycle dates to the post-World War II era when its creator, the Western Auto Company, first introduced its brand of bicycles to the market. The bicycle immediately became popular among the public and soon Western Auto manufactured several models of the bicycle. These models included the X53 Super, the Silver Flyer, and the Galaxy Flyer were among the most notable for this brand of bike.

The Western Flyer bicycle has remained a favorite and, even though they are no longer manufactured or sold in retail stores, they can be found for sale on the Internet. As a matter of fact, many nostalgia toy and collectible sites offer these bikes for sale to collectors or to people who simply want to enjoy again the model of bike they rode as children. Well-kept bikes can include their original horns, frames, and lights. Some of these sites even offer tandem bicycles that can be worth more money.


Vintage GIRLs 3 Speed BICYCLE 26 Western Flyer Bike Blue Ornate Very Pretty
Vintage GIRLs 3 Speed BICYCLE 26 Western Flyer Bike Blue Ornate Very Pretty

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LPU Vintage GIRLs 3 Speed BICYCLE 26 Western Flyer Bike Repainted pink
LPU Vintage GIRLs 3 Speed BICYCLE 26 Western Flyer Bike Repainted pink

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western flyer rack bicycle columbia old antique rare vintage
western flyer rack bicycle columbia old antique rare vintage

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Vintage Western Flyer 26 Bicycle
Vintage Western Flyer 26 Bicycle

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LADIES WESTERN FLYER RETRO BICYCLE TANK CRUISER BIKE HORN TANK for 26 inch BIKE
LADIES WESTERN FLYER RETRO BICYCLE TANK CRUISER BIKE HORN TANK for 26 inch BIKE

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COLUMBIA BICYCLE CHAINGUARD 26 inch Bicycle WESTERN FLYER chain guard 1946 1957
COLUMBIA BICYCLE CHAINGUARD 26 inch Bicycle WESTERN FLYER chain guard 1946 1957

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COLUMBIA BICYCLE HORN TANK BicycleTANK FITS ELGIN WESTFIELD WESTERN FLYER
COLUMBIA BICYCLE HORN TANK BicycleTANK FITS ELGIN WESTFIELD WESTERN FLYER

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Vintage Bicycle Chainguard Clamp Fit 35 Western Flyer Other Bicycles
Vintage Bicycle Chainguard Clamp Fit 35 Western Flyer  Other Bicycles

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vintage bicycle roadmaster hawthorne western flyer rear fender
vintage bicycle roadmaster hawthorne western flyer  rear fender

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SCHWINN 1950S COLUMBIA ELGIN WESTERN FLYER VINTAGE BICYCLE STAND EXCERCISER
SCHWINN 1950S COLUMBIA ELGIN WESTERN FLYER VINTAGE BICYCLE STAND EXCERCISER

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RARE1977 WESTERN FLYER RAM ROD CHOPPER MUSCLE BIKE
RARE1977 WESTERN FLYER RAM ROD CHOPPER MUSCLE BIKE

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Western Flyer Buzz Bike Eliminator chain guard decal
Western Flyer Buzz Bike Eliminator chain guard decal

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Vintage MENS 20 Chrome WESTERN FLYER Road Touring Bicycle w Luggage Rack
Vintage MENS 20 Chrome WESTERN FLYER Road Touring Bicycle w Luggage Rack

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Western Flyer Chrome Bicycle Chain Guard26 bike
Western Flyer Chrome Bicycle Chain Guard26 bike

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vintage bicycle stelber western flyer colson iverson elgin shelby hiawatha
vintage bicycle stelber western flyer colson iverson elgin shelby hiawatha

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NOS 20 Bicycle Lightweight Chrome Fenders Western Flyer Columbia Musclebikes
NOS 20 Bicycle Lightweight Chrome Fenders Western Flyer Columbia Musclebikes

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VINTAGE LARGE STAND UP AD FOR WESTERN BICYCLE TIRES WESTERN FLYER WHEEL ROTATES
VINTAGE LARGE STAND UP AD FOR WESTERN BICYCLE TIRES WESTERN FLYER WHEEL ROTATES

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Vintage Girls Bike Western Flier
Vintage Girls Bike Western Flier

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1964 Western Flyer Bike
1964 Western Flyer Bike

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RARE Antique Vintage Collectible Western Flyer Airflow Fender Bicycle Badge
RARE Antique Vintage Collectible Western Flyer Airflow Fender Bicycle Badge

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Vintage Komet Super 26 Bicycle Wheel Set Schwinn Hawthorne Monark Western Flyer
Vintage Komet Super 26 Bicycle Wheel Set Schwinn Hawthorne Monark Western Flyer

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Vintage 26 Middleweight Bicycle Chainguard Roadmaster Hawthorne Western Flyer
Vintage 26 Middleweight Bicycle Chainguard Roadmaster Hawthorne Western Flyer

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The Western Flyer Bicycle was produced in many different styles and by various companies from the late-1930's through the late 1950's. They were produced exclusively for Western Auto stores, a now-defunct chain that retailed automotive parts and accessories, as well as general merchandise.

Various manufacturers made the Western Flyer Bicycle including: Shelby Cycle Co., Cleveland Welding Co., Murray-Ohio, and the Huffman Mfg Company. The Speedline Airflo model, produced by Shelby in the late 1930's, tends to be the most valuable. This is due to the unconventional design. Reproductions of the Western Flyer Bicycle were made in the 1980s, but are nowhere near as valuable. Bicycles in the most excellent condition can be worth hundreds of dollars-- much more than the original selling price of $75.