Western Flyer

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  1. #1 Posted Mar 10, 2013
    princessfiona911

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    I have a great Western Flyer bicycle and I would love to research the serial number. A86 526826. I can't seem to find anyway to do this online. Can anyone help me with this? Is the 86 the year the bike was made?
     
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    Freqman1

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    Posting a pic or two would be extremely helpful. V/r Shawn
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 10, 2013
    princessfiona911

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    Western Flyer Pictures

    Here is a side angle, Hope it helps.
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  4. #4 Posted Mar 10, 2013
    OldRider

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    What you have there is a 70s 5 or 10 speed roadbike. Not sure but it looks to be a 24 in. wheelsize, I don't see them in that size too often. A little too new for the ballooner crowd but I sell roadbikes like that for 90-120 dollars, unless they have top end components.
     
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    It is a 10 speed with 26 X 1 3/8 tires. Any idea where I can find an original saddle for this bike? Thanks for the date input. I have been wondering what decade it came from.


     
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    cyclebuster

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    I had a 76 Western flyer 10 speed last summer... It was ALL Dura Ace! fabulous condition too!
     
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    OldRider

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    Do 26 inch wheels on a tenspeed sound right to you? Up here they almost all have 27 inch rims with I think a 700 cc tire.
     
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    I know very little about this bike except that I love it. I did put new gum wall tires on it, but kept the originals. Know idea why I'm keeping them. The decals and stickers are all in good shape. I gave a guy $30 for it and it's been worth every cent. I wish I knew more about it so I could sound half way intelligent when people ask me about it.
     
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    I bet I have that seat. its blue with an eagle crest stamped into the sides.
     
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    mine was 27 inch steel, but the vast majority of the lower priced models was 26 1 3/8
     
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    it also had blue tires when new, at least some did
     
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    Seat for Western Flyer

    Is it something you would be willing to part with?
     
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    Tires

    I have tried to find blue tires for it and haven't had any luck.
     
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    I will find you a seat, if I still have one, they are pretty common but nice ones aren't.
     
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    Seat

    Awesome thanks! I would like to be able to use the seat so hopefully you can find one in good condition. thanks again!
     
  16. #16 Posted Mar 12, 2013
    partsguy

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    This was built by Huffy in the 1980s. Huffy's version was the Omni (yes, it was named after the Dodge Omni)
     
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    Blue tires for 10 speeds went out of style with big hair and parachute pants. Good luck find any!
     
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    Huffy?

    So Huffy built them and sold them to other vendors to put their name on? Mine does say made in Taiwan. I knew it wasn't American made or one that Shelby made.
     
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    Taiwan? Really? Wow. The Huffy Omni was built right here in Dayton. That rules out Huffy!

    But that is correct, Western Auto sold Western Flyer bikes. They never built their own bikes, they had them built by a bicycle company like Murray, or Huffy (in the case of Goodrich, Schwinn) and had them slightly altered and rebadged for the store.

    Compare a Chevy and Pontiac or a Ford and a Mercury and you will know what I mean.
     
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