AGE / VALUE:   western flyer schwinn posted by: Karen on 8/8/2006 at 9:55:21 PM
I have what I think is a 1956 or 57 girl's Schwinn 3 speed. RiA 2903 A is on the center bar. Also on the center bar it says made in England. Any ideas of what it's worth. It's in pretty good shape.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   western flyer schwinn posted by JimW. on 8/9/2006 at 1:27:26 AM
I don't think Western Auto ever sold Schwinn-built bikes. I think their Western Flyers were made by Cleveland Welding or one of those other "generic" bike makers. However, almost any 3-speed bike marked "Made In England", badged by Western Auto or any other American chain store was probably made by Raleigh. Yours is probably a Raleigh "Sports", if it has caliper brakes, a Sturmey-Archer rear hub, and 26" tires.

You can probably get better info if you ask your question, with more detailed description, on the "English Roadster" list on this site.
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   RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   western flyer schwinn posted by jr on 8/9/2006 at 8:10:14 PM
Lots of companies made bikes for Western Auto. Made In England is the key here. It is probably a Raleigh or Hercules. If it has a Sturmy Archer hub, it will have the year on it.
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BALLOON:   How old are they posted by: ducetherestorer on 8/8/2006 at 12:09:30 AM
I have a old Ross 24" mens bike trying to find out how old it is. The bike is complete ballon tires fender chain guard one speed no serial # The Ross symble is red white and blue
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   RE:BALLOON:   How old are they posted by ducetherestorer on 8/24/2006 at 2:54:06 AM
I did find serial number #5413514
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AGE / VALUE:   1962 westernflyer posted by: louis on 8/7/2006 at 10:18:01 PM
i have a westernflyer i think is a 1962 boatail that i restored i wanted to get an idea of value and i am looking for a rear carrier that came with the delux model.i have a photo of the delux model.
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   RE:AGE / VALUE:   1962 westernflyer posted by Dennis on 8/8/2006 at 12:36:40 AM
I was hoping you could help me I'm try to find out how old is my Western Flyer
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WANTED:   schwinn typhoon posted by: Bates on 8/7/2006 at 5:36:18 PM
im looking for an early schwinn typhoon 2- speed......black....dont care the condition
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BALLOON:   gachon bike posted by: greg on 8/7/2006 at 2:20:07 PM
Have this maybe 50's ballon tire full fender, three speed,rear drum brake Gachon bike (Gachon Cycles Inc, Montreal)- can't find any info at all! Can any body help? thanks Greg
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   RE:BALLOON:   gachon bike posted by Rejean on 8/16/2006 at 5:45:32 PM
Hi
I have one Gachon bike. You indicate "Gachon Cycles Inc, Montreal" Where is you'r information this bike from Montreal?
See this page :http://www.transportdurable.qc.ca/veloavendre.htm
Where you leave? I am at Montreal Canada.
The man who sel at my this bike are 80 year old. He purchase this bike around 60 year alone.

Probaly this bike is buld by Pierre Gachon first North American to ride in Tour de France-1937, professional 6-day racer) or brother Albert


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   RE:BALLOON:   gachon bike posted by Alexandre Ouellet gachon on 10/12/2006 at 5:47:02 PM
i have a little knowledge about those, as it turns out, The father of my granpa built those (family buisness)
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