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Old 10-11-18, 05:18 PM
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English made Western Flyer date manufactured?

What years did English bike builders make lightweight frames for Western Flyer?
My serial number is located at the top of the seat tube:12974
I understand there were a couple or a few English bike builders that made the frames for Western Flyer.
This frame was given to me without components other than forks and frame. There is a grease fitting on the top of the BB.
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I'm not sure.

i don't suppose you can post some photos?

The first question is: was the bike made by Raleigh? If it was a Raleigh tthre speed, it will have the characteristic Raleigh lugs and dropouts, and the date will be 1960 or later. If it doesn't have those characteristics, it is probably earlier. Bikes by Norman and Hercules have their own unusual characteristics and can be identified from photos.
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There was a period in the early 1960's when Raleigh used a 5 digit serial number, but the Headbadge website has no further information than that. As RHM said above - photos are needed.
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Same as above except an oil port on the BB suggests a 50s or very early 60s date.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I'm not sure.

i don't suppose you can post some photos?

The first question is: was the bike made by Raleigh? If it was a Raleigh tthre speed, it will have the characteristic Raleigh lugs and dropouts, and the date will be 1960 or later. If it doesn't have those characteristics, it is probably earlier. Bikes by Norman and Hercules have their own unusual characteristics and can be identified from photos.
Since I am new on this site , I am not allowed to post any pics on my posts...…...found that out when I tried to post them and was refused...………..my email address is: apexcyclez@outlook.com leave a comment of Western Flyer and I will send you some pics that will help you determine if it is Raleigh or the other makers...…...Thank you for your time!
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
There was a period in the early 1960's when Raleigh used a 5 digit serial number, but the Headbadge website has no further information than that. As RHM said above - photos are needed.
Email: apexcyclez@outlook.com for pics as I am new and have not yet posted enough to be allowed to post pics...…..
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