Ca. 1900 Pierce Cushion Chainless


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Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,261
1,430
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#1
Bought this out of NY this week, some of you may have seen it on Craigslist.

It arrived in kinda rough shape but I have been working on it for a couple days.

The drivetrain was stuck but I got it fully rotating.
It had a broken headset race but fortunately I found a match in my parts stash and replaced it.
The stem was broken off in the steer tube, I managed to remove all but a section of the wedge.

I need a 1” diameter seatpost coupling.
I’d love to find a gear cover & it would obviously look killer with a leaf spring fork but I don’t think I can afford the bill.

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anders1

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jun 18, 2018
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Southern California, USA
#2
Wow that’s a great find! Looks like a 24” seat tube? Nice bike.
 

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,261
1,430
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#5
I bought the carcass of a women’s chainless below it as well.
I’ve been gathering Columbia chainless parts for a project that may or may not happen so it could be time for a chainless parts sale soon!


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locomotion

I live for the CABE
Jan 15, 2011
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918
Quebec, Canada
#8
nice bike.
the name of the model with the ND hub is called the American Pan-Am .... the hub was optional.
mine are 1898, do you have the serial #
the gear cover is different in size for the ND hub and the other hub available for that year, making the search even more difficult.
I know the gear covers were recast, so they are out there!

difficult to ride, need to find a nice flat spot or your leg muscles will be sore.
 

locomotion

I live for the CABE
Jan 15, 2011
1,858
918
Quebec, Canada
#9
I bought the carcass of a women’s chainless below it as well.
I’ve been gathering Columbia chainless parts for a project that may or may not happen so it could be time for a chainless parts sale soon!


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the Columbia ladies bike has the Trophy fork, it narrows down the YOM to 2 years (1898-1899) if I remember correctly

I don't know if you bought the sidewalk bicycle as well,
there is a member (Casper) on here looking for some, might help him out if you want to sell it
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/looking-for-1930’s-sidewalk-bike.133331/
 
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Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,261
1,430
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#12
the Columbia ladies bike has the Trophy fork, it narrows down the YOM to 2 years (1898-1899) if I remember correctly

I don't know if you bought the sidewalk bicycle as well,
there is a member (Casper) on here looking for some, might help him out if you want to sell it
https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/looking-for-1930’s-sidewalk-bike.133331/
Thanks for the info-
The ladies Columbia carcass did retain its Model 51 badge as well as that distinct fork & even part of the drivetrain intact.

I didn’t end up with the sidewalk bike though, had to have the other two shipped.

I’ll see if it’s still available for the other Caber


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Wcben

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jan 11, 2012
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#13
Just an FYI, the stamp on the rim looks like it might be for Rastetter... they made rims and wooden handlebars...
 

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,261
1,430
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
#14
Just an FYI, the stamp on the rim looks like it might be for Rastetter... they made rims and wooden handlebars...
Thanks man, i didn’t recognize the stamp.
I added that wheel because the rim profile matched & the ND hourglass hub matched the ND hourglass Model A


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