What bike is the one that my father rode?

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Grant, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. Grant

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    My father told me about how he had a low end, blue 10 speed bike from Western Auto. He really wants to know what make and model it was. Here is the specs.

    1 piece crank.
    Stem shifters.
    White handlebar tape.
    black seat.
    No brake lever extensions.
    The bike was blue.
    He remembered it was not a Schwinn.
    Purchased from Western Auto.
     
  2. Wildcat

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    What year?
    Probably a 10 speed badged as Western Flyer.
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  3. Grant

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    He said early 70s, and he thought it was a Western Flyer.
     
  4. Grant

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    It might be a Western Flyer like this. But, these have brake lever extensions.
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    This one has no evidence of lever extensions. But, it has cottered cranks.
    Western+Flyer+After.jpg

    The Huffy Scout matches these credentials, but it is yellow. It also has evidence of lever extensions.
    james-huffy-scout-06.jpg
     
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    I also found this. But, it is far to different.
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  6. Phil Fink

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    A Schwinn would not likely be sold at Western Auto. A 1970's W/F ten-speed would likely be Murray built, as were some Sears Free Spirit bikes; the top tube was often tapered at the seat post cluster. That may have been the time of foreign import parts. Pict. below not mine.
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    The 1st thing I did with my Murray built 10-speed, was replace those funky brake levers with dual levers (by diacomp?); 2nd was adding an alum. Pletscher rack, and dropping the worthless kick-stand. (Notice the blue W/F leaning against the brickwork).
     
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