Schwinn, Rollfast, and Western Flyer (unusual model?)

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  1. OddJob

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    Hey all, my friend has three bikes he is looking to sell, and we are wondering about the current value of said bikes.
    If you can help him establish a price, that would be very helpful. Also, if you personally have an interest in any of the three let me know.

    One is a Schwinn Typhoon that is in real nice condition, looks to be mostly original. The second is a Rollfast. And the third one is the most intriguing; it's a Western Flyer, not sure of the model, but has a nice patina and again, looks pretty original to spec.

    Thanks for your consideration!

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  2. Dr. Tankenstein

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    That Western Flyer looks to be Monark-built.
    Chainring, fork and topper, frame, rear reflector, rack and chainguard are my clues.


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  3. Scribble

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    1953 build Monark with the WesterFlyer paint. 20180318_123927.jpg
    Your is really similar
     
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    Yep, I got the same response on a facebook vintage page. Any idea on the value, without the tank being there?

    Any clues on the Rollfast (he was thinking maybe $75) or the Schwinn Typhoon?
     
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    Schwinn & Rollfast for $75-$100 is what I'd pay for them.

    The WesterFlyer is harder to guess, I was told not to let mine go for any less then $700. But mines 100% original down to the tires and was a early 50s production run only, Haven't seen your paint scheme before & as you said it's missing the tank and it seems the wheels are miss matched, So my best guess is $150-$225 for it. Post WWII bikes really have to be original to hold any real value.
     
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    Thanks Scribbs! Appreciate your knowledge and help.
     
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    I can't imagine the WF is worth any more than a couple hundred without a tank.

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  8. RustyGold

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    I have three of these Monark framed bikes (two Rockets and a General). The spendiest, and most complete, is this '52 General...

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    ...that I believe to be complete and pretty original (I don't think it ever had a tank or rack...low trim level bike). I got it for way under $200, and this isn't a very good area to find 'deals' on vintage bikes.

    Jason
     
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    Ya I didn't even think about the fact it might have never come with a tank in the first place, love yours looks super clean.
     
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    Thanks!

    I think if that chain guard is original, then it would have had a tank like this...

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    Jason
     
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    Oddjob...have your buddy check under the bottom bracket for an aluminum ID tag. That would date it from '46 to '54ish (the serial can narrow it down to which year)...if there is no tag, it is a late '54'+ but may have the serial and model number stamped instead.

    Jason
     
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