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Shelby Flyer, need help to i.d. date range

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1953BelAir

Look Ma, No Hands!
I've had this Shelby Flyer twice for the better part of 27 years. We got it from the original owners family. The bike was covered with maroon spray paint over the majority of the red but some of the blue was exposed. I finally decided to take it apart and expose the original paint. Thankfully I was able to save a good amount of the pin stripes. I know noting about Shelby's and tried to search here and google to try and figure out what year range this is. What I can say is the rims and headlight are not original to the bike. The rims were added back in 1993 and I found the light at a swap meet a couple of years ago. The bars and stem were on it when we got it but do not look like the typical Shelby style. The guard looks like the Hiawatha style but it's badged a Shelby Flyer. There is no serial number stamped on the bottom bracket. I'm a Schwinn guy and know very little about these bikes. Any info or input would be very much appreciated. I didn't take any before photos but I do have one from 93 in a photo album somewhere. It's far from perfect but it's going to make a really nice rider.


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The Carolina Rambler

Finally riding a big boys bike
I've had this Shelby Flyer twice for the better part of 27 years. We got it from the original owners family. The bike was covered with maroon spray paint over the majority of the red but some of the blue was exposed. I finally decided to take it apart and expose the original paint. Thankfully I was able to save a good amount of the pin stripes. I know noting about Shelby's and tried to search here and google to try and figure out what year range this is. What I can say is the rims and headlight are not original to the bike. The rims were added back in 1993 and I found the light at a swap meet a couple of years ago. The bars and stem were on it when we got it but do not look like the typical Shelby style. The guard looks like the Hiawatha style but it's badged a Shelby Flyer. There is no serial number stamped on the bottom bracket. I'm a Schwinn guy and know very little about these bikes. Any info or input would be very much appreciated. I didn't take any before photos but I do have one from 93 in a photo album somewhere. It's far from perfect but it's going to make a really nice rider.


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That is a beautiful example. Sometimes it requires some imperfections in order to achieve true perfection, and I think this is a pretty good example of where that is the case. Very nice bike, I'd be proud to have a ride like that!
 

SKPC

I live for the CABE
B23269Double curved Offset
B32475Double curved Offset
B54077Y-Double Top tube Streamline.
B54536Y-Double Top tube Streamline
B75453Double Curved Offset
B78093Y-Double Top tube Streamline
B83352Y-Double curved Teardrop
C04480Ladies 28-er
C84994Y-Double curved teardrop
C89161Double curved Offset
C89493Y-double curved Offset
F24298Double curved Offset
G83335Early 28-er Moto
G70964Double curved teardrop
H11141Early 28-er Moto
K139826Roadster single bar
K17344630's Moto Small Tank
K192390Y-double toptube streamline
M221295Y-double toptube streamline
M224861Y-double toptube streamline
M231261Y-double toptube streamline
M239035Moto Small Tank
M260211Moto Small Tank
M267387Moto Big Tank
M?????Y-double toptube streamline
N305981Y-double toptube streamline
N391253Y-double toptube streamline
N56890?Y-double toptube streamline
N318396Y-double toptube streamline
N328362Y-double toptube streamline
N341008Y-double toptube streamline
N344857Y-double toptube streamline
N386678Y-double toptube streamline
N387816Y-double toptube streamline
P540511Y-double toptube streamline

And more. Not sure if 5 digit or 6 digit is pre or post or the other way around or unrelated.
 
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