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.


Roadmaster Western Flyer Hawthorne Hiawatha Elgin Murray Mens Sprocket Assembly
Roadmaster Western Flyer Hawthorne Hiawatha Elgin Murray Mens Sprocket Assembly

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NOS Red Jewel Boys Ladies Bicycle Bow Pedals Schwinn Monark Western Flyer
NOS Red Jewel Boys Ladies Bicycle Bow Pedals Schwinn Monark Western Flyer

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VINTAGE NOS IN OG PACKAGE TROXEL WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE BANANA SEAT FULL LENGTH
VINTAGE NOS IN OG PACKAGE TROXEL WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE BANANA SEAT FULL LENGTH

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Western flyer bicycle tank cruiser bike horn tank for 26 inch bicycle Ladies
Western flyer bicycle tank cruiser bike horn tank for 26 inch bicycle Ladies

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Vintage Unrestored Western Flyer 1950s Girls Bike
Vintage Unrestored Western Flyer 1950s Girls Bike

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Western Flyer Bike Badge Emblem Etched Brass 1950s 1960s
Western Flyer Bike Badge Emblem Etched Brass 1950s 1960s

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Western Flyer Bike Badge Emblem Etched in reverse Aluminum 1950s 1960s U paint
Western Flyer Bike Badge Emblem Etched in reverse Aluminum 1950s 1960s U paint

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

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RARE VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BIKE HEADBADGE MADE BY WESTERN AUTO STORES
RARE VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BIKE HEADBADGE MADE BY WESTERN AUTO STORES

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Western Flyer bicycle pedals vintage 1 2 inch UNUSED NEW OLD STORE STOCK
Western Flyer bicycle pedals vintage 1 2 inch UNUSED NEW OLD STORE STOCK

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NOS VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE SAFETY LEVER SET
NOS VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE SAFETY LEVER SET

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NOS Vintage Western Flyer BW Bicycle Tires 26x2125 Schwinn Shelby
NOS Vintage Western Flyer BW Bicycle Tires 26x2125 Schwinn Shelby

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

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vintage bicycle prewar lens Hawthorne western flyer CWC roadmaster light rack i
vintage bicycle prewar lens Hawthorne western flyer CWC roadmaster light rack i

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WARTIME BICYCLE WESTERN FLYER MIDDLE WIEGHT BICYCLE BLACKOUT HUBS
WARTIME BICYCLE WESTERN FLYER MIDDLE WIEGHT BICYCLE BLACKOUT HUBS

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NOS Boys Ladies Bicycle Red Jewel Bow Pedals Schwinn Monark Western Flyer
NOS Boys Ladies Bicycle Red Jewel Bow Pedals Schwinn Monark Western Flyer

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NOS Western Flyer Troxel Bicycle Bananna Seat Yellow 16
NOS Western Flyer Troxel Bicycle Bananna Seat Yellow 16

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NOS Western Flyer Troxel Bicycle Bananna Seat Rare
NOS Western Flyer Troxel Bicycle Bananna Seat Rare

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Prewar Bicycle Rack Lens Hawthorne Roadmaster Western Flyer CWC Rear Reflector
Prewar Bicycle Rack Lens Hawthorne Roadmaster Western Flyer CWC Rear Reflector

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26 Bicycle Wheel Set Lobdell Flat Monark Higgins Roadmaster Western Flyer
26 Bicycle Wheel Set Lobdell Flat Monark Higgins Roadmaster Western Flyer

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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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Vintage Prewar Bicycle Rear Rack 9 Hole 26 Western Flyer 1950s
Vintage Prewar Bicycle Rear Rack 9 Hole 26 Western Flyer 1950s

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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.