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 Blue CWC Roadmaster Ladies Bicycle Frame Tank Cruiser Bike Western Flyer
Vintage Blue CWC Roadmaster Ladies Bicycle Frame Tank Cruiser Bike Western Flyer

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Xonex model 16 exact scale Bicycle 1950 WESTERN FLYER classic Springer Diecast
Xonex model 16 exact scale Bicycle 1950 WESTERN FLYER classic Springer Diecast

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Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Bread Loaf Cruiser Bike Seat Murray Troxel Saddle
Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Bread Loaf Cruiser Bike Seat Murray Troxel Saddle

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24 Western Flyer Cosmic Flyer Spaceliner Vintage
24 Western Flyer Cosmic Flyer Spaceliner Vintage

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Vintage Red Western Flyer Bicycle 15 Frame Banana Seat Ape Hangers 20 Tire
Vintage Red Western Flyer Bicycle 15 Frame Banana Seat Ape Hangers 20 Tire

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NOS Mint McCauley 20 Bicycle Muscle Bike Polo Fender Set Monark Western Flyer
NOS Mint McCauley 20 Bicycle Muscle Bike Polo Fender Set Monark Western Flyer

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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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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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Western Flyer Bicycle Huffman Hawthorne Early 1950s To Mid 1960s Seat GUC
Western Flyer Bicycle Huffman Hawthorne Early 1950s To Mid 1960s Seat GUC

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Western Galaxy Flyer Vintage Bicycle Green
Western Galaxy Flyer Vintage Bicycle Green

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VINTAGE BICYCLE WESTERN FLYER X 53 HEAD BADGE SCHWINN ELGIN
VINTAGE BICYCLE WESTERN FLYER X 53 HEAD BADGE SCHWINN ELGIN

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vintage Western Flyer Auto Stores bicycle HEAD BADGE tag UNUSUAL COLOR VARIATION
vintage Western Flyer Auto Stores bicycle HEAD BADGE tag UNUSUAL COLOR VARIATION

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Vintage 50 60s Western Flyer Handle Bar Handlebars White Grips BICYCLE 3 4
Vintage 50 60s Western Flyer Handle Bar Handlebars White Grips BICYCLE 3 4

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vintage bicycle roadmaster hawthorne western flyer rear fender
vintage bicycle roadmaster hawthorne western flyer  rear fender

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western flyer regent 3 speed 3sp beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare
western flyer regent 3 speed 3sp beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare

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western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare
western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare

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western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare
western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare

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Western Flyer Buzz Bike Eliminator chain guard decal
Western Flyer Buzz Bike Eliminator chain guard decal

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Vintage Bicycle Chainguard Clamp Fit 35 Western Flyer Other Bicycles
Vintage Bicycle Chainguard Clamp Fit 35 Western Flyer  Other Bicycles

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vintage bicycle stelber western flyer colson iverson elgin shelby hiawatha
vintage bicycle stelber western flyer colson iverson elgin shelby hiawatha

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Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Original Turquoise Paint Western Auto
Vintage Western Flyer Bicycle Original Turquoise Paint Western Auto

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Western Flyer Super Deluxe x 53 Bicycle 1953 All Original W Rocket Ray Headlamp
Western Flyer Super Deluxe x 53 Bicycle 1953 All Original W Rocket Ray Headlamp

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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.