Posted by: ed TITLE: BALLOON: Western Flyer
I have just acquired what i think is a western flyer frame without wheels, seat. On the pedal it says Western flyer. On the bottom of the tank it reads C35972. I would like to know if anyone knows the year or any info on helping me find out what year it was made. Thanks in advance.
Posted by Neil Woofter
I am the owner of a childhood bicycle made about 1947 or 48. It was purchased at a Western Auto Store in W. Va. when I was a child. My daughter recently had the bicycle partially restored. The serial number on the frame is 7H012175. How can I get the pertinent info as to the exact year, model, place to purchase parts, etc.
Posted by scott
Hi, peddals change easily. most old bikes you find have had them either changed or in lots of cases one broke or wore out and the kid scavenged one off another bike and so you have a mis-matched set. the best ways to tell is by the frame style and by the head badge (whether its missing or not) usually there will be an out line if the badge is missing. the shape of the badge will usually give it away. if it has been painted over many times use very fine wet/dry sand paper and go slowly. you can usually count on the first re-paint to have been done with the badge on the bike. western Auto was a car parts supplier and never built bikes they contracted with different makers for their bikes. if you can figure out the maker and an approximate year you can figure out if they made westerns in those years and go from there. their are ads on the web for western flyer you can look at or you can start buying them on ebay, they come up frequently enough. sorry this is kinda long and involved, but I hope it helps.
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