Western Flyer i.d.

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  1. #1 Posted Jul 6, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    IMG_6483.JPG IMG_6485.JPG I found this outside a local thrift store for $75. It's missing something on the front fender and the rear fender. The chrome is rusty, but I've had Schwinns that looked worse and cleaned up pretty good. I was wondering if anyone knew the year of this bike and was wondering if $75 was an awesome price or just what it's worth. Thanks!
     
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  2. #2 Posted Jul 6, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    If it's negotiable I'd offer 50 cash and ride the tires off it if you are planning to flip it and retire I'd just buy 50$ in lottery tickets IMHO.


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  3. #3 Posted Jul 6, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Haha. Thanks for the advice!
     
  4. #4 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Here in my area, $50-$75 is a very fair price for that bike. If cleaned up really nice and the two missing parts are found, it could fetch $250. Again, in my area.
     
  5. #5 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    IMG_6488.PNG Thanks! I did a little research and it seems to be a 1959. I tried to buy it before work but no one was there to open the store...maybe it's a sign!
     
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  6. #6 Posted Jul 7, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Do it!


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  7. #7 Posted Feb 25, 2018

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    I hope you got it. I paid a little more here in So, Cal for this one. WesternFlyer1.jpg
     
  8. #8 Posted Feb 25, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Sadly, I didn’t get it. I left work early 3 days in a row before I finally gave up. I’d be interested in seeing how your bike cleans up. Good luck!
     
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  9. #9 Posted Feb 25, 2018

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    Thank you. I will post a picture of it when finished.
     
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  10. #10 Posted Mar 22, 2018

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    WFBaseball.jpg
     
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  11. #11 Posted Mar 22, 2018

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    Looks great!! Thanks for posting the picture!
     
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