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 NIB WESTERN FLYER Speedometer kit by Stewart Warner schwinn whizzer
NOS NIB WESTERN FLYER Speedometer kit by Stewart Warner schwinn whizzer

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50s bicycle Western Flyer
50s bicycle Western Flyer

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1950s Re issued 26 Inch Western Flyer Tank Bicycle LOCAL PICK UP ONLY
1950s Re issued 26 Inch Western Flyer Tank Bicycle LOCAL PICK UP ONLY

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Western Flyer Red Grand Trophy Bicycle Mens 26 Tires
Western Flyer Red Grand Trophy Bicycle Mens 26 Tires

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Kustom Bicycle Checkered Racing Flag MIRROR for Western Flyer Banana Muscle Bike
Kustom Bicycle Checkered Racing Flag MIRROR for Western Flyer Banana Muscle Bike

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Vintage Western Flyer Boys JR 16Bicycle
Vintage Western Flyer Boys JR 16Bicycle

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Old Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Bike Compass Keychain Key Chain Lucky Charm
Old Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Bike Compass  Keychain Key Chain Lucky Charm

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Western Flyer Bicycle Bike Accessory Tire Clicker Baseball Card Wheel Clacker
Western Flyer Bicycle Bike Accessory Tire Clicker Baseball Card Wheel Clacker

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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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Rare Vintage 1950s Western Flyer Coaster Brake Bike Childs Kids 16 Bicycle Red
Rare Vintage 1950s Western Flyer Coaster Brake Bike Childs Kids 16 Bicycle Red

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SALE 26 Bicycle Kickstand No top Clamp Fits Roadmaster Monark Western Flyer
SALE 26 Bicycle Kickstand No top Clamp Fits Roadmaster Monark Western Flyer

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20 Bicycle 28 Spoke Hole Rims Schwinn Western Flyer Musclebike Monark Higgins
20 Bicycle 28 Spoke Hole Rims Schwinn Western Flyer Musclebike Monark Higgins

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Vintage Bicycle Western Flyer 24 Hole Coaster Brake 16 Tooth Used
Vintage Bicycle Western Flyer 24 Hole Coaster Brake 16 Tooth Used

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Vintage Bicycle Western Flyer 1950s or Before Ladies Tank Bicycle
Vintage Bicycle Western Flyer 1950s or Before Ladies Tank Bicycle

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Vintage Western Flyer Cosmic or Strato Flyer tank light bezel housing
Vintage Western Flyer Cosmic or Strato Flyer tank light bezel housing

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Western Flyer 1950 Classic Springer Die Cast Model 16 w Bag of Newspapers COA
Western Flyer 1950 Classic Springer Die Cast Model 16 w Bag of Newspapers COA

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1950s WESTERN FLYER X53 with Double Springer Forks
1950s WESTERN FLYER X53 with Double Springer Forks

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Bicycle Tank Western Flyer
Bicycle Tank Western Flyer

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Monark Higgins Western Flyer Bicycle Spring Fork Lower Bracket Shoulder Bolt Set
Monark Higgins Western Flyer Bicycle Spring Fork Lower Bracket Shoulder Bolt Set

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Early 50 s Western Flyer unrestored
Early 50 s Western Flyer unrestored

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NOS Western Flyer Bike Purple Glitter Musclebike Grips
NOS Western Flyer Bike Purple Glitter Musclebike Grips

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Murray Ladies Fleetwood 26 Bicycle Horn Tank Like Western Flyer X 53
Murray Ladies Fleetwood 26 Bicycle Horn Tank Like Western Flyer X 53

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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.