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 Unrestored Girls Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Blue Tank
Vintage Unrestored Girls Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Blue Tank

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1950S VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE 1957
1950S VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE 1957

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WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE GRIPS MUSCLE BIKE PURPLE GLITTER NOS RARE
WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE GRIPS MUSCLE BIKE PURPLE GLITTER NOS RARE

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WESTERN FLYER GIRLS CRUISER 16 INCH WHEEL VINTAGE CLASSIC BICYCLE
WESTERN FLYER GIRLS CRUISER 16 INCH WHEEL VINTAGE CLASSIC BICYCLE

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

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Vintage Western Flyer Pre War Head BadgeBalloon Tire BikeTrusted Seller
Vintage Western Flyer Pre War Head BadgeBalloon Tire BikeTrusted Seller

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Vintage Western Flyer Pre War Head BadgeBalloon TireTrusted Seller
Vintage Western Flyer Pre War Head BadgeBalloon TireTrusted Seller

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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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NOS TROXEL Youth Child Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle w Seat Clamp Wester
NOS TROXEL Youth Child Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle w Seat Clamp Wester

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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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CLEVELAND WELDING CRANK SPROCKET WESTERN FLYER WOMANS CWC BALLOON BICYCLE OLD
CLEVELAND WELDING CRANK SPROCKET WESTERN FLYER WOMANS CWC BALLOON BICYCLE OLD

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VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER MX CHILDS PLAY BIKE VERY RARE 1950s or 1960s
VINTAGE WESTERN FLYER MX CHILDS PLAY BIKE VERY RARE 1950s or 1960s

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NOS WHITE Youth Child Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle w Seat Clamp Western Flyer ITALY
NOS WHITE Youth Child Bike Bicycle Seat Saddle w Seat Clamp Western Flyer ITALY

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Antique bicycle 26 x 2125 Western Flyer balloon tire Western Auto Supply Bike
Antique bicycle 26 x 2125 Western Flyer balloon tire Western Auto Supply Bike

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Western Flyer Regent 3 speed Vintage Bicycle Triad North Carolina RED
Western Flyer Regent 3 speed Vintage Bicycle Triad North Carolina RED

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WESTERN FLYER BOYS BICYCLE 26 Original Rare
WESTERN FLYER BOYS BICYCLE 26 Original Rare

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OLDVINTAGE BICYCLE SPRING SEAT 9 SCHWINN COLUMBIA WESTERN FLYER BIKE
OLDVINTAGE BICYCLE SPRING SEAT 9 SCHWINN COLUMBIA WESTERN FLYER BIKE

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Vintage Columbia Bicycle Tank Western Flyer Skip Tooth Straight Bar
Vintage Columbia Bicycle Tank Western Flyer Skip Tooth Straight Bar

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Vintage Brass WESTERN FLYER Head Badge
Vintage Brass WESTERN FLYER Head Badge

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Vintage Lot of 44 WESTERN FLYER Bicycle Parts Frame Handlebars Chain Light
Vintage Lot of 44 WESTERN FLYER Bicycle Parts Frame Handlebars Chain Light

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Western Flyer X 53 Bicycle Handlebars Original W Coke Bottle Flex Grips Vintage
Western Flyer X 53 Bicycle Handlebars Original W Coke Bottle Flex Grips Vintage

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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.