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.


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vintage bicycle roadmaster hawthorne western flyer  rear fender

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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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Vintage western flyer beach crusier 1940s 1950s 30s 40s 50s 1960s 60s
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western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare
western flyer beach CRUISER bike Bicycle rare

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Vintage AMF Western Flyer Murray Roadmaster 16 Bicycle Chainguard
Vintage AMF Western Flyer Murray Roadmaster 16  Bicycle Chainguard

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Antique Vintage Collectable USA Embossed Western Flyer Bicycle Badge
Antique Vintage Collectable USA Embossed Western Flyer Bicycle Badge

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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 WESTERN FLYER PURPLE Banana Seat Childrens Bicycle Bike ANTIQUE METAL
Vintage WESTERN FLYER PURPLE Banana Seat Childrens Bicycle Bike ANTIQUE METAL

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Vintage Special Edition Western Flyer Girls 26 Bicycle Columbia J C Higgins
Vintage Special Edition Western Flyer Girls 26 Bicycle Columbia J C Higgins

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XONEX 1950 Western Flyer die cast bicycle model NICE
XONEX 1950 Western Flyer die cast bicycle model NICE

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1965 WESTERN AUTO SONIC FLYER BIKE BICYCLE CHRISTMAS GALAXY COVENTRY BUZZ SPO
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Vintage Girls Bike Western Flier
Vintage Girls Bike Western Flier

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Vintage Western Flyer 26 Bicycle
Vintage Western Flyer 26 Bicycle

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1960 WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE CHRISTMAS CHILD SANTA BIKE
1960 WESTERN FLYER BICYCLE CHRISTMAS CHILD SANTA BIKE

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VINTAGE ATOMIC SPACE AGE MID CENTURY WESTERN FLYER X 53 SUPER TANK BICYCLE
VINTAGE ATOMIC SPACE AGE MID CENTURY WESTERN FLYER X 53 SUPER TANK BICYCLE

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Vintage Western Flyer Tank 26 Bicycle Barn Find Has Head Badge Headlight LK
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Vintage Bicycle Seat Mesinger Schwinn Western Flyer Columbia JC Higgins
Vintage Bicycle Seat Mesinger Schwinn Western Flyer Columbia JC Higgins

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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 GIRLS BIKE 50S OR 60S BOOK HOLDER TAIL LIGHTS
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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.