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  1. thom

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    Picked this up on Friday. I believe it is a JC Higgins although it has Western Flyer grips on it. I'm thinking new tires and chain, repack or replace bearings throughout an d call it a finished ratrod.
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  2. Bikeguy7497

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    It would look super cool with the crank and chain all polished up but everything else all rusty! How much did u pay for that anyway?!
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    I think this frame would make an awesome flip bike.

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  4. thom

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    I paid 9 dollars and change at the local scrap yard.
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    Good deal.
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    if its a two bar top on the frame i have the same one its a western flyer..im doing it for the wife right now.
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    western flyer for sure!! :wink:
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    I like the look of that frame. Nice!
  9. Wildcat

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    Murray built, could be WF, or Sears. Post a pic of the headbadge.
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    I just sean a higgins se frame...crazy...but mine is western flyer...cool frame either way
  11. thom

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    I realized that I already had a bike like this one in my pile. I dug it out.
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    Then on Monday I found #3.
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    The frame on old #1 appears to have been chrome ( or nickel?) plated.
  12. outskirtscustoms

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    Awesome, yours has a different tank than my two. Mine are JC Higgins and sold by Sears still has the little Sears sticker on the head tube.


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