Pierce Bicycle serial numbers


This ad disappears when logged in

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,837
3,306
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
Very cool, looks like somebody got a little carried away with the spot welder eh? Nothing that can’t be fixed for sure , what’s truly impressive is the gear cover remained intact through all the monkeying!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 
Likes: Viewmaster

David Brown

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 14, 2014
437
400
Kitchener, Canada
I don't think there is two much bottom to that gear cover from what i can see. Must have parked it over night in the rain. I use to make the gear covers for Pierce and a lot of other chainless bikes some time ago out of Fiberglass. All are gone . Was a labour of love.
 

Jesse McCauley

I live for the CABE
Mar 5, 2013
1,837
3,306
Richmond, VA & Detroit, MI
I don't think there is two much bottom to that gear cover from what i can see. Must have parked it over night in the rain. I use to make the gear covers for Pierce and a lot of other chainless bikes some time ago out of Fiberglass. All are gone . Was a labour of love.
Good eye David, the shadow of the underside of that gear cover does look toasty


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
3,590
1,815
Alameda, California
I don't think there is two much bottom to that gear cover from what i can see. Must have parked it over night in the rain. I use to make the gear covers for Pierce and a lot of other chainless bikes some time ago out of Fiberglass. All are gone . Was a labour of love.
I remember seeing those for sale....
 

ratfink1962

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 11, 2010
149
86
haysville, ks
Yes, the bottom of the gear cover is rusted out... I think there is enough metal left I can re-create the bottom half. Amazingly enough, the gears still turn and the hub actually works!

Finally found the serial, looks like 94090, any help with dating it?

I noticed there is an entry on page one of this thread that serial number 76088 reports no shackles on the spring forks (none on mine either) and rear hub is a New Departure / P&F Corbin, all I know is mine dont look like a New Departure model A.

I would checkout the Wheelmen link from the first page, but it appears to have gone dormant.

20190216_141442.jpg


20190217_085436.jpg
 
Last edited:

ratfink1962

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 11, 2010
149
86
haysville, ks
Here's more pics of the rear hub, any ideas what it is? The brake arm reads:

Pierce
New Departure
Patented

But... the hub shell bears no resemblance to the model A. It looks more like a model D, but even then it's really not the same.

20190217_103733.jpg


20190217_103753.jpg


20190217_103821.jpg


20190210_124809.jpg
 
Likes: piercer_99

ratfink1962

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 11, 2010
149
86
haysville, ks
Interesting! So does this have a model # or name? Will that help date the bike?

Edit... I just found the info on this hub on the Corbin & New Departure hub dating project thread. First made in 1901, any idea when it was phased out?

Edit#2 Looking at the chart showing the different changes over the years, Im deducting my bike was made 1902-1903 It has the Type 3 badge, spring fork (no shackle), Pierce New Departure brake first used in 1902. Am I wrong?
 
Last edited:

GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
3,590
1,815
Alameda, California
Interesting! So does this have a model # or name? Will that help date the bike?

Edit... I just found the info on this hub on the Corbin & New Departure hub dating project thread. First made in 1901, any idea when it was phased out?

Edit#2 Looking at the chart showing the different changes over the years, Im deducting my bike was made 1902-1903 It has the Type 3 badge, spring fork (no shackle), Pierce New Departure brake first used in 1902. Am I wrong?
That brake was first used in 1901. Your Pierce is 1902 model.
 
Likes: ratfink1962

piercer_99

I live for the CABE
Dec 27, 2015
1,120
3,763
58
Sanger, TX

This ad disappears when logged in
Most Recent BUY IT NOW Items Listed on eBay
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture
eBay Auction Picture