Western Flyer Bomber

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  1. Yooperman

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    Fresh from the Ann Arbor Classic Bike Show, a Western Flyer boys bicycle. I plan a fun clunker ride with a little world war 2 altitude.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Yooperman

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  3. bigharley

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    i love it

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  4. OddJob

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    Welcome aboard! You've got a great bike to start with here.
    RaT oN~!
     
  5. Yooperman

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    First step and cleanup the head badge. Any guess what vintage years it from and where are serial lookup tables.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. RustyGold

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    Does it have an tag riveted to the bottom of the bottom bracket?
     
  7. Yooperman

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    No just the two on the sides shown.
     
  8. Yooperman

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    I see a 1953 Monark built Western Flyer on the cave today. Has same badge, paint, rear rack and crank. I think we have a match.
     
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    If no ID tag, it is...I believe...a '54 or later.
     
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    this is a 50s western flyer for sure.

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    I wonder if the stem is original? I have taken many of these stems of later bikes but I don't know when they started making them. It's crusty enough to be original but I have never seen one on a bike this old. It should make a wonderful clunker. Anyone know if this bike came with this stem?
     
  12. Yooperman

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    Stem looks good and a keeper.
     
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  13. Yooperman

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    They say breaking up is hard, but the Flyer cane apart quickly. The next step is stripping it down.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Nice little start. Have fun!
     
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    Looks like it's coming apart pretty well for the condition
     
  17. Yooperman

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    My years of rat rod bicycle building is starting to pay off! Still am amazed that old American hardware breaks apart to easy.
     
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    Great bike to start with. Looking forward to seeing what fun you have with it.
     
  19. Yooperman

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    Stars and stripping for 4th this year. Now I can concentrate on my first flyer configuration. Make it a rider and features to the build later.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  20. Yooperman

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    I would like to cleanup and try out the old wheels that came with.[​IMG][​IMG]
    The front looks good. Clean, grease, paint, tire.
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    The back has a bendix but sort of a mess. Rust and rubber needs stripped off. Anyone has suggestions to 60 year old glued rubber or electrical tape off?
    I am thinking a heat gun and adhesive remover after.
     
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