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Western Flyer English lightweight

Old 04-04-18, 09:19 PM
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Western Flyer English lightweight

As a kid I always wanted an ( as we always called them )" English Racer"
( Western Flyer ) Finally in my old age I got one , but needs a few repairs.
could someone please tell me what real brand, and approx. date bike I have ?
Sturmey Archer hub has 56 11 on it , frame below seat has # 7889 WA
crank pulley has words CROWN.
And where can I find original decals ? Thanks , Bob
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I am new at this too and I recently bought a Western Flyer. Mine was built by Raleigh like so many other brands at that time. My hub is dated July 62 or, 62 7 as it looks on the hub. There was a girls version posted a few weeks back in the thread "For the Love of English Three Speeds" Lots of good information there....check it out and congrats on your dream bike!
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Old 04-05-18, 07:22 AM
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The OP's rear hub was manufactured in November 1956,so the bicycle should be a 1957 model. As to the manufacturer, Western Flyer contracted to various sources, including Norman, Hercules and Raleigh. Pending pictures, the serial number format and location has me leaning towards Norman.
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