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    1963 Western Flyer girls 3 speed

    I still have my first bike - a 1963 Western Flyer 3 speed with shifter in the handlebar grip. In great condition for it's age. I had the front fork replaced about 10 years ago when I saw it had been pushed back in my dad's garage. So the bike is blue but the fork is a faded red. How much does this reduce the value of the bike? What might it be worth in good condition? I used to baby it as a kid, cleaning it and taking good care of it. Thanks!

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    Western Flyer = department store brand (Western Auto), so little value there. In addition, girls style bikes have lower value than boys style. The combination is very little value. Add that the fork doesn't match, lowers value some more. But the difference between everything matching and not matching may be $10: $20 value for not matching, $30 if everything matches. Without pics, thats my best guess. But collectors in general are not interested in old department store bikes, so that leaves end users: recreational riders wanting something for a child. I see modern name brand children's bikes for less than $50.

    The exceptions are tank bikes and spaceliner styles. Collectors like those.

    Here's one on ebay right now, with original matching fork, $25 starting price, with no bids yet. Watch this one go, its price would be the top end if your fork matched.

    Ignore asking prices on ebay, as sellers can and often do ask crazy high prices, usually they never sell. Its bikes that actually sell that matter, and local sales tend to bring less (smaller market than country wide), but ebay has a load of fees, shipping hassles, etc.

    Western Flyer Girls 3 Speed Bike Vintage | eBay

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    Well a vintage low end step through 3 speed with some issues not much value only about $50 if everything works and it looks OK.

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