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Prewar Western Flyer help

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by BaronCornelius, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. BaronCornelius

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    B6B34EFE-04DF-457A-A102-D31542018C1D.jpeg 78C3F15B-3FDC-415B-AF14-C9FFDF1B657D.jpeg C3A39D85-A25B-41A1-86A9-DFC145B181FF.jpeg C3C8740D-D512-4652-98B8-481041E6D6B6.jpeg 1C8A4222-A037-4BB8-AE3D-17BBEB8DD5A2.jpeg 9AE8DDE5-D962-47A1-A7B7-F1BC4F6DF991.jpeg Can anyone help me with the year of this western flyer frame? Trying to determine the builder, kind of reminds me of CWC frame. Its def prewar I believe. I appreciate any help..
     
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    1954 CWC...cool frame/fork :thumbsup:
     
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  3. BaronCornelius

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    Thanks for the info I appreciate it.. My knowledge of old bikes is still pretty new, I have been under the impression that if the drop outs were rear facing it was a possible sign of being prewar, is that not the case? Also would you happen to know what this bike should look like complete?Thanks..
     
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    Schwinn has a definitive pre-/post- war split on rear/front facing dropouts...but, the rest of the manufacturers were on a less defined model-by-model basis :grin:.

    As to what it looked like originally...depends on the model. Could be anything from an unequipped model (no tank, rack, lights, springer, truss rods, or maybe even no chainguard) to a pimped out top of the line models. With the truss rods you have, I would suspect a mid to deluxe range model. But...you can make out of it whatever you want as most used the same frames. Examples...

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  5. BaronCornelius

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    Excellent, thanks for dropping knowledge bombs on me. And thanks for the reference guides as well. Very much appreciated. :113:
     
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  7. BaronCornelius

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    Right? Lol...I’m just going to clean up the frame I think it looks great..
     
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