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.


Circa 1945 Peaked Fenders for Hawthorne JC Higgins Columbia Western Flyer
Circa 1945 Peaked Fenders for Hawthorne JC Higgins Columbia Western Flyer

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Vintage Photo Negro Woman with 1940s 50s Western Flyer Bike Collectors MUST LK
Vintage Photo Negro Woman with 1940s 50s Western Flyer Bike Collectors MUST LK

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Western Flyer 1970s Bike
Western Flyer 1970s Bike

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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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vintage western flyer bicycle
vintage western flyer bicycle

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Vintage Western Flyer Miss Buzz Bike Banana Seat Muscle Bicycle
Vintage Western Flyer Miss Buzz Bike Banana Seat Muscle Bicycle

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Vintage Bicycle Chain Guard Black Western Flyer Hustler Bike Part
Vintage Bicycle Chain Guard Black Western Flyer Hustler  Bike Part

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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 Auto Stores Western Flyer Round Bicycle badge
Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Round Bicycle badge

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Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Black and Gold Bicycle badge
Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Black and Gold Bicycle badge

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Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Black and Silver Bicycle badge
Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Black and Silver Bicycle badge

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Vintage Western Flyer Banana Seat Bicycle Bike Troxel Approx 18 inches long
Vintage Western Flyer Banana Seat Bicycle Bike Troxel Approx 18 inches long

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Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Bicycle badge
Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Bicycle badge

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Post War Large Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Bicycle badge Shelby Others
Post War Large Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Bicycle badge Shelby Others

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Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Light Blue Bicycle badge
Western Auto Stores Western Flyer Light Blue Bicycle badge

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PRE WAR WESTERN FLYER HEAD BADGE GOOD
PRE WAR WESTERN FLYER HEAD BADGE GOOD

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Western Flyer Special Edition Bicycle Mens Classic Cruiser Reproduction 1989
Western Flyer Special Edition Bicycle Mens Classic Cruiser Reproduction 1989

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Monark Higgins Western Flyer Bicycle Spring Fork Lower Bracket Shoulder Bolt Set
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1960s Western Flyer Astro Flyer LowRider Bike 24k Gold plated Vintage
1960s Western Flyer Astro Flyer LowRider Bike 24k Gold plated Vintage

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VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE HEAD BADGE RARE
VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE HEAD BADGE  RARE

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VINTAGE RARE WESTERN FLYER BMX BIKE SAND BLASTER WITH SPEEDOMETER
VINTAGE  RARE WESTERN FLYER BMX BIKE SAND BLASTER WITH SPEEDOMETER

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WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE GRIPS MUSCLE BIKE PURPLE GLITTER NOS RARE
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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.