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Old 09-02-11, 01:01 PM   #1
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Western Flyer Bicycle Fans/Experts need your help!!

My first post!! I've been reading the forums for awhile and this is a great site.

I've been a bicycle fan as early as i can remember. Always had a bike and love to ride.
I love old iron!! Vintage bikes just have so much more style and soul. I recently bought a Western Flyer Cleveland Welding tank bike that I would like to get more info. I've searched and searched but cant seem to find a lot of info. Here is what I know...
- 3 gil tank model
- Seller seems to think it's an early 1940's
- Color scheme (whats left) is not original.

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I don't plan to restore/sell, just want to make it road worthy and enjoy an old relic. Just knowing the approximate year would be nice. Thanks for any info you guys can toss my way.
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Old 09-02-11, 02:58 PM   #2
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I think you were given the correct information. You may find more information here http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/forumdi...cles-1933-1965
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Old 09-02-11, 03:46 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the link ^^^^

I'll check it out for sure
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Old 09-02-11, 06:56 PM   #4
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Yeah, early 40s. The skip tooth chain and rear facing dropouts usually mean pre 1950 at least. Is that a black chainring? That started about 1942.
I posted my Cleveland Welding bikes on this thread;
http://thecabe.com/vbulletin/showthr...ng-S-N-Project
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