1894/95 Peerless by the Peerless Mfr. Co. Cleveland, Ohio

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New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
I bought this bicycle by mistake; when the auction went live I thought I was bidding on a Columbia chainless with Indian pedals. The auction only had a single poor photo for each bike hence the confusion. I wanted the Columbia for the rare pedals (sadly the pedals only have one single Indian block). Anyway a lucky mistake that has turned out fantastic!

The company has a fascinating history becoming the Peerless Motor Car Company. Peerless Motor Company produced some of America's most expensive automobiles in the first quarter of the 20th century. "Packard, Pierce-Arrow and Peerless, better known as the three Ps, were the major players at the high end of the American market. From 1912-1914 all three companies made both a 38hp and a 48hp 6-cylinder engine, but only Pierce-Arrow and Peerless would make a larger car." ref: Bonham's auction catalog citation below

The bicycle has several interesting features including the rear hub, and the seat post clamp. I love the Goodyear tires. I have only shared a few short minutes with this bicycle but I look forward to future time together.

Does anyone own one of these or have any literature? I am guessing 1894 or 95? Thank you for any input.

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New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
More information about Peerless Motor Company and their automobiles:




1912 Peerless Model 60 Runabout which sold at Bonhams for $440,000

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New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Thanks Jeff, you rock it every time! Is this catalog available? Any mention what saddles were used? The leather covering is gone on this one and needs restored.
 

locomotion

Cruisin' on my 1897 Comet
pretty nice little find, some interesting parts and innovations on it
that is one complicated way of doing a seat post clamp, way over machined and engineered but that's what is great about this period of bicycles ..... very cool
what do you mean by : "(sadly the pedals only have one single Indian block)! " ?

is the downtube (close to headtube) bent or is that an optical illusion from the picture angle?
the front wheel might of have been replaced since the spokes are not tied the same way as in the rear
 
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Blue Streak

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Thanks Jeff, you rock it every time! Is this catalog available? Any mention what saddles were used? The leather covering is gone on this one and needs restored.
Brant,

The catalog was on eBay October 2019. No information on saddles from images posted in listing. I will keep looking.

Jeff
 

New Mexico Brant

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
pretty nice little find, some interesting parts and innovations on it
that is one complicated way of doing a seat post clamp, way over machined and engineered but that's what is great about this period of bicycles ..... very cool
what do you mean by : "(sadly the pedals only have one single Indian block)! " ?

is the downtube (close to headtube) bent or is that an optical illusion from the picture angle?
the front wheel might of have been replaced since the spokes are not tied the same way as in the rear
Good spot Max, yes there was a front impact; guessing the wheel was replaced then.

My intention was to buy the Columbia chainless to secure the Indian pedals. Sadly the pedals only have one remaining "Indian" scripted pedal block. You can see them on my thread Road Tripping Across America, post #104 : https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/road-tripping-across-america.151035/page-11
 

corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
Nice score Brant!! Sorry I have nothing on the 1895 Peerless to share. I've always looked for the 1898 Peerless "Blue Bird Racer" for my collection.

But for cars though, I did work on the only surviving all original 1909 Peerless preserving it and then we displayed it at the Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance in the Preservation class.

Here it is on the front cover of the Peerless magazine. ( actually before I started the preservation of it )

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