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Western Flyer X-53

Discussion in 'FRESH FINDS' started by BackWoodCycle, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. BackWoodCycle

    BackWoodCycle

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    So this popped up on my local Craigslist yesterday but I didn't notice till this morning. I was really surprised too because usually there are only vintage girls bikes that people are asking $100+ for. So this morning I was scrambling to email the woman with the bike, but I couldn't pick it up because I was at school but she agreed to hold it for me till school was out. So I went to pick up the bike, paid the lady and thanked her for holding it for me and went home. The bike is in great shape. It's a little rusty but that doesn't bother me. It's missing both fenders, the rear rack/reflector, and chain. But I'm just glad the tank is there and in nice shape. The front springer fork is all there but the chrome is flaking off. Planning on restoration? Or I'll wait and use it for the build off(;

    For the price, I was ecstatic to pick it up!!

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  2. Pappy

    Pappy

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    Very KOOL!...nice pick,have fun with that!!!...P 8)
     
  3. pick

    pick

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    Fork alone is worth the purchase price, tank & chainguard worth a chunk too! Great find! 8)
     
  4. BackWoodCycle

    BackWoodCycle

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    I guess its the weather that's getting people to bring these bikes out. Just in the last week there's been I think four old bikes on my local craigslist. Usually there's just a few 60's girls bikes that people are asking $100-200 for.

    Amf Falcon
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2914851907.html

    This one just popped up as I was typing this comment:)
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/bik/2928156719.html

    20" Huffy
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/bik/2900980200.html

    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/bik/2917603962.html

    Hmm... Maybe I should start listing my bikes on there(;
     
  5. scott brownsey

    scott brownsey

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    love them bikes
     
  6. nwt76

    nwt76

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    Awesome find well worth the $75.
    SCORE :wink:
     
  7. tnt1

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    You stole that one awesome score
     
  8. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Sweet find! :shock: I can't believe $75! :eek:
     
  9. BackWoodCycle

    BackWoodCycle

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    Yeah me either!! I went and got it as fast as I could. Luckily there aren't many old bicycle collectors here. I just wish it wasn't missing the rear rack..
     
  10. Score! Great price on that too.
     

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