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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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Hi anyone know Western Flyer bikes
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Western Flyer were sold by Western Auto since I can remember. The company had stores in small towns across the mid-atlantic region and probably beyond that. My first fishing rod (spinning) was purchased from Western Auto in about 1957. All of my bike parts came from Western Auto. My Dad's lawn mowers were bought at WA. Lots of companies built bikes for them - some American, some British, and maybe some Austrian. They sold nearly every thing except food.
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