Crusty Western Flyer

Discussion in 'Middleweight Bicycles' started by Lance Vangraham, May 6, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted May 6, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Next project is this western flyer. Not sure on a year for it. Also forgot to get a pic of the serial number. Can anyone tell me a year on it with out serial number? Planning on cleaning it up and polishing rust away. And then sell it, but I always seem to keep them after I'm done hahaha. Thanks guys!

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  2. #2 Posted May 7, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    60s Huffy built, w/a Schwinn chain ring, and newer seat. First digit of serial is the year. '5H12345' would be a '65.
     
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  3. #3 Posted May 7, 2017

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    Thank you for the info!
     
  4. #4 Posted May 10, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    The fork is also not original either.
     
  5. #5 Posted May 11, 2017

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    This one will be a fairly quick project and I'll be selling it as a "bar bike". Going to try clr on that rust and see if the og paint comes back to life
     
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  6. #6 Posted May 11, 2017

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    Got it in the shop tonight. Soaking it down with penetrant. Took a few more pictures, crank hits the frame a tiny bit, so I may change that out for a diff one. Super light so I am thinking it will make a great bar bike for someone. Here are a few more pics.

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  7. #7 Posted May 17, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What is a "bar bike"?

    I MIGHT have a spare crank for this exact style of Huffy. I will have to check when I get home Friday night though.
     
  8. #8 Posted May 18, 2017

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    A bar bike is a bike that would be used as transportation when you go bar hopping. I got the crank set in good working g order and cleaned up now. Thanks though!
     
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  9. #9 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Here is an update on my progress. Waiting on tires to show up and that's about it. There was chrome under that rust!

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  10. #10 Posted May 18, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    Looking good man!!

    Thanks for the info too!
     
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  11. #11 Posted May 18, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    The fork is not original? The patina matches (I was going to say "paint" but thought better of it), so I would have never guessed. What's the tip-off?
     
  12. #12 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Some one painted this bike, so that's why it matches color wise. Not sure on how to tell the difference of what was stock for this guy. I will be waxing the paint so it shines a bit, I have already steel wool and wd40'd the frame.
     
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  13. #13 Posted May 19, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    That cleaned up beautifully !!
     
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  14. #14 Posted May 19, 2017

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    thanks! still more to do but its coming along!
     
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