Pierce Bicycle serial numbers


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New Mexico Brant

I live for the CABE
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Last night I did a light frame cleaning on the Angola built, Pierce: Amateur Sprint Racer model I recently found. On the model decal there are two letters under the word Pierce and above the word amateur; I am assuming the letters are "BR" based on the other known example posted by @twowheelfan in 2010: https://thecabe.com/forum/media/pierce-br-amateur-sprint-racer-angola-sam-fitzsimmons.766/
The fork crowns are different between Sam's former bike and this example. If anyone can help with dating or some mention of the model in literature I would be thankful.
The serial number which appears on the top of the bottom bracket is: 611933.
Thanks for any help!
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corbettclassics

I live for the CABE
Feb 11, 2012
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It believe should be the letters "KS" if I'm not mistaken for Kramer Special whether it's Professional model or Amateur model.

Is this what you're referring too?

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gkeep

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 11, 2014
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Alameda, CA
This is copied from Filmongers Post #57 in this thread. The other day I noticed the distributer listing for Bean & Son Company at 660 Howard St in San Francisco. I've walked past that address almost daily for 28 years. I wonder if they were located at this location in the teens. Did my mid teens Buffalo Pierce pass through their inventory?
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And this is probably the building today.
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Archie Sturmer

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Jun 13, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pierce Frank Kramer Special - (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (PKS)
Why does the log of bicycle serial numbers refer to a "Pierce Frank Kramer Special" in several places?
All I found in the literature posted in thread are several "Pierce Kramer Special" or "PKS" and a "Pierce Special" bicycles.
Is it in honor of the 14th US President, Franklin Pierce; (he was way before bicycles were even invented)?
 
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locomotion

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GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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That’s my 1902 Pierce Fully Cushioned Men’s
My 1901 Pierce Ladies is all original. I have , since, made an extra set of 700c riding wheels, by Ghisallo, with white tires, for the Pierce Special, below photo.


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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 15, 2011
2,583
1,516
QC
That’s my 1902 Pierce Fully Cushioned Men’s
My 1901 Pierce Ladies is all original. I have , since, made an extra set of 700c riding wheels, by Ghisallo, with white tires, for the Pierce Special, below photo.


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@GiovanniLiCalsi

trying to understand
which one is this bike?
the ladies Pierce that you posted on June 9, 2015
with the following description:
"My Pierce Ladies' Chain-less Cushion serial number is on the seat post.
#96631
Badge
Pierce Cycle Company
Angola, NY., U.S.A.
It has an incorrect badge.
Should be the #3 badge.

Is it the same bike that you have currently for sale with all upgraded parts or another one of yours that you posted in 2015 with the same serial number as the one currently for sale?

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GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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@GiovanniLiCalsi

trying to understand
which one is this bike?
the ladies Pierce that you posted on June 9, 2015
with the following description:
"My Pierce Ladies' Chain-less Cushion serial number is on the seat post.
#96631
Badge
Pierce Cycle Company
Angola, NY., U.S.A.
It has an incorrect badge.
Should be the #3 badge.

Is it the same bike that you have currently for sale with all upgraded parts or another one of yours that you posted in 2015 with the same serial number as the one currently for sale?

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I sold that a long time, ago.
Here is the Pierce, that I’m selling.

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locomotion

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
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ok thanks for the explanation
what got me confused is one was serial 96631 and the other is 96637 ..... crazy how you found both bikes with a serial 6 # apart!
nice finds! Love those bikes.
Max
 

Viewmaster

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 28, 2019
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Hello all. New to tgis forum, and new to TOC bikes in general. Got a Pierce chainless project habded to me, and looking for insight, parts, etc. Would love to get this up and running, and maybe even be able to ride it.
What I gather so far is: Type 3 Buffalo badge. Pretty clean (nickel mostly there) spring fork with straps. Do not know much, but am learning. Want to post and add my bikes # to the growing list. Would like to know what year it was manufactured, if possible.
Thanks for everything in advance.
Ekim

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Viewmaster

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 28, 2019
46
39
California
Im not sure if they are original or not. They are wooden rims, but need a bit of cleaning to see any markings. Gonna take it easy, as to not ruin anything while trying to clean. Searching here for ideas/products/techniques...
 

ratfink1962

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 11, 2010
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haysville, ks
This one recently followed me home, also has a type 3 badge, I haven't found the serial number yet but will keep looking. Amazingly everything still turns except one pedal, wheels are shot, I think the rear is original, the front must have been replaced at some point. Contemplating what I'm going to do with it.

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