western flyer???? how old???

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by pjc5150, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. pjc5150

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    So, I got this one in a trade.

    Trying to figure out the era. I'm guessing 60's?

    Is that crank a Ross?

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    Huffy front sprocket, Wald aftermarket chain guard. Probably a 60s Huffy and is a great start for a build.
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    awesome!

    thanks bro...
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    From Old Roads : Determining a Huffy's age requires two steps:


    The last digit of the year of manufacture can be determined by the first digit of the serial number.
    Then you have to look for other characteristics to determine the decade of manufacture.
    Example:
    Your serial number starts with "5"
    Your cycle has 26 x 1.75 tires
    Your cycle has a built in tank
    This would be a cycle manufactured in 1965
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    where would I find that?

    gave it a quick look & didn't see it right off...
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    hi there buddy, here's my friend joes 62 huffy galaxie, it used to be his dads as you can see they make cool rides[​IMG]
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    wow...looks like the same (or very similar) tank & frame...
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    Your serial nuber will be on the rear dropout, where the rear wheel bolts on. Your frame and the tank tell me this one is a 1960-1965 model.
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    I have a 61' JCHiggins (Huffy built) and the serial number for mine was buried under a few layers of dirt and paint, but I finally found them On the bottom bracket shell (almst bottom dead center). Bet yours will start with a W (for Western Flyer), but that first number, like mentioned will be the las didget of the year made. But yeah, on the bottom bracket shell, probably under paint.

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