Western flyer still cruising in Sun Valley

Seen in the bicycle parking racks (squashed in-between the ubiquitious motorbikes), this beautiful silver Western Flyer – and what might well be the original owner, of similar vintage 🙂 Wonderful to see ordinary people simply using their bicycles as transport – not as fashion accessories, not because they’re needing to be hip, not because they’re training for a race… Just getting around by bike.

Western Auto Supply Company was founded by George Pepperdine in Kansas City in 1909. Western Auto added bicycles under the brand name Western Flyer to its product line in the 1930s. Authentic Western Flyers were made from the1 930s until the 1950s, although reproductions became available in the 1980s and 90s.



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