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.


NOS Bicycle Western Flyer Seat G24
NOS Bicycle Western Flyer Seat G24

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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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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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XONEX 1950 Western Flyer Die Cast Bicycle Model w Display Case
XONEX 1950 Western Flyer Die Cast Bicycle Model w Display Case

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Vintage 1960 1963 WESTERN FLYER Ladies Girl Blue Bicycle Made in England 3 Speed
Vintage 1960 1963 WESTERN FLYER Ladies Girl Blue Bicycle Made in England 3 Speed

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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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Western Flyer Auto Stores Bicycle Head Badge Emblem Brass 1940s
Western Flyer Auto Stores Bicycle Head Badge Emblem Brass 1940s

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

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NOS Roadmaster Hawthorne Western Flyer Hiawatha Bicycle Seat Post Clamp
NOS Roadmaster Hawthorne Western Flyer Hiawatha Bicycle Seat Post Clamp

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vintage tandem bicycle Huffy 1950 70era WESTERN FLYER
vintage tandem bicycle Huffy 1950 70era WESTERN FLYER

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VINTAGE GIRLS 24 WESTERN FLYER SINGLE SPEED COASTER BRAKE BIKE BOARDWALK CRUISE
VINTAGE GIRLS 24 WESTERN FLYER SINGLE SPEED COASTER BRAKE BIKE BOARDWALK CRUISE

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1965 WESTERN AUTO SONIC FLYER BIKE BICYCLE CHRISTMAS GALAXY COVENTRY BUZZ SPO
1965 WESTERN AUTO SONIC FLYER BIKE BICYCLE CHRISTMAS GALAXY COVENTRY BUZZ SPO

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Western Flyer Cruiser Bike Mens 26 inch Spring Fork Horn Tank Black
Western Flyer Cruiser Bike Mens 26 inch Spring Fork Horn Tank Black

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

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BICYCLE GRIPS SUPER JET RARE YELLOW COLOR WESTERN FLYER
BICYCLE GRIPS SUPER JET RARE YELLOW COLOR WESTERN FLYER

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Western Flyer Bicycle Head Tube Badge Western Auto Stores 1930s 40s Brass Etch
Western Flyer Bicycle Head Tube Badge Western Auto Stores 1930s 40s Brass Etch

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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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1960 WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE CHRISTMAS CHILD SANTA BIKE
1960 WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE CHRISTMAS CHILD SANTA BIKE

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BICYCLE GRIPS WESTERN FLYER MUSCLE ROAD BIKES NOS
BICYCLE GRIPS WESTERN FLYER MUSCLE  ROAD BIKES NOS

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Vintage AMF Western Flyer Murray Roadmaster 16 Bicycle Chainguard
Vintage AMF Western Flyer Murray Roadmaster 16  Bicycle Chainguard

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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.