Pierce Bicycle serial numbers

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  1. #101 Posted Apr 12, 2017

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    XXXX Special Man's - No Serial No's ( need to check rear dropout ) Not on BB, Not Lugged, Chained, Nickel fork - ( Cabe owner ) The cabe...Pictured below ( 1890's? )
    55972 Special Man's c1898 - Collected by Dave Toppin
    58877 ( Stamped on seat post ) Rear steering Tandem ( dfa242 ) The Cabe
    57365 Special Model 344 Chain driven cushion ( Flat Spring by Crank ) - Shawn - believed to be 1901/2….the cabe
    60292 Racer Man’s - Collected by Dave Toppin
    61489 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Pinstripe Paint, Maybe a model 513? Sager Seat, Fairbanks Rims, Nickel Fork (gben) The cabe
    61758 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe
    63456 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Special Racer - riveted below badge( corbettclassics ) The Cabe
    76088 Men’s Chainless - ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, spring forks (no shackles), New Departure/P&F Corbin coaster brake, Christy saddleBadge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo
    77092 Special Racer - Nickel Plated
    85410 Men's Chainless - Hygienic Cushion frame - No springer fork ( Mikeymike ) the Cabe
    86133 Cushion Chain Driven - Thought to be 1901 ( Richard Smith )
    87605 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )
    96665 Ladies Chainless ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, Spring forks w/shackles, Pierce New Departure coaster brake, Christy saddle
    Badge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo
    106877 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )
    106877 Chainless Men’s - collected by David Toppin - Again not sure if he is referring to Richards bike
    135320 Cushion Chain driven model - believed to be a 1903/4? ( Will Cress ) Stamped on Seat tube
    135320 Chainless - collected by David Toppin…Not sure if he is referring to Will’s or if this is another Model?
    145187 ( Stamped on Seat tube ) Cushion Chain driven model, Shakled nickel spring fork- ( Cabe Owner ) Thought to be 1910

    x1492b1 (Stamped on Dropout ) Chain Driven model - Collared seat tube (Redline1968) The Cabe....odd serial number? Thought to be post 1908
    152026 Chain Driven - LuxLow Stamped on Dropout
    156523 ( Stamped on dropout ) Thought to be Special Racer - missing Special racer plate - Collared seat post, Buffalo Badge. Kirk Thomas - the cabe ( thought to be orig. purchased in 1914 )
    165302 Man's c1900 ….collected by David Toppin
    165509 - Model 110 Special Racer ( Carey Williams ) stamped on dropout
    165509 Special Racer Man’s ..Collected by David Toppin - not sure if he is referring to Carey’s bike
    166682 Model 121. Pierce Cycle Co, Buffalo badge. ( dfa252 ) stamped on dropout

    170381 Racer Badge is Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo ( Jeff Powell )
    178873 (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (twowheelfan) the Cabe
    180173 Chain driven , Pace bike with Lap bell - type 4 Buffalo badge ( Gary - Gkeep ) The cabe
    185513 ( stamped on drop out ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe

    --------------------------------------------------------------- ( Angola Badged )
    ( in theory when Emblem bought out Pierce and changed badge in 1918 )

    255073 ( Stamped on BB ) Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer, Lugged / BSA Chainring, Angola Badged ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
    256237 Pierce SBBR ( Carlitos ) considered to be a 1922 model
    263054 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer Model Lugged ( Kccomet ) The Cabe
    303434 Frank Kramer Special (PKS ) Lugged / BSA Chainring, Chrome (Nickel?) plated frame ( Dweber ) The Cabe
    320717 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Nickel Frame, Lugged Head ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
     
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    1904 Cat

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  3. #103 Posted Sep 5, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    I am just now seeing this thread. I am sorry i have been away so long! Thankfully someone has seen to it that my serial number has been cataloged! This is all good stuff. It has been years since ive looked at the bike and honestly had given up on research because no one knew anything about it and nobody had this much input! So happy to see so many of these bikes out there! Thanks!
     
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  4. #104 Posted Sep 6, 2017

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Nice! Where ya selling? And how much?
     
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    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    Regarding the pierce kramer frame, mine has a peculiar rear dropout, and the bb has no dust cover over the bearings, from the 1916 catalog, thus is for easy oiling track side. Does any of the other racers here show these features as well? Dont see these details in a lot of these images.
     
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  9. #109 Posted Sep 18, 2017

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Mine, 270951,Oxidiced Over Copper ,,,,Could You Brake Down the Years by Production Numbers????
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  10. #110 Posted Sep 20, 2017

    On Training Wheels

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    Hey i need help identifying this chainless geo n pierce bike. The serial number is 70223.

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  11. #111 Posted Oct 6, 2017

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    1901 The Bicycling World -Pierces Pan-America... Info

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  12. #112 Posted Oct 21, 2017

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    1902 - the Bicycling world ..... spring fork info. Note no shackle and only felt.

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    also from the same Mag - 1902

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  13. #113 Posted Oct 21, 2017

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    Some more info - might help with a date time line ....1903

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  14. #114 Posted Oct 21, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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  15. #115 Posted Nov 3, 2017

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    Updated 03-11-17 .... I'll try and consolidate all numbers to this thread.

    ( Keep in mind some of the dates on these bikes are speculation on the owners part. Part of the reason we are doing the serial number list of these bikes is to help us all find a way to date range our bicycles. This has been indicated where possible - nothing is written in stone )



    XXXX Special Man's - No Serial No's ( need to check rear dropout ) Not on BB, Not Lugged, Chained, Nickel fork - ( Cabe owner ) The cabe...Pictured below ( 1890's? )

    55972 Special Man's c1898 - Collected by Dave Toppin

    58877 ( Stamped on seat post ) Rear steering Tandem ( dfa242 ) The Cabe

    57365 Special Model 344 Chain driven cushion ( Flat Spring by Crank ) - Shawn - believed to be 1901/2….the cabe

    60292 Racer Man’s - Collected by Dave Toppin

    61489 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Maybe a model 513? Sager Seat, Fairbanks Rims, Nickel Fork (gben) The cabe

    61758 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe

    63456 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Special Racer - riveted below badge( corbettclassics ) The Cabe

    70228 ( stamped on Seat tube ) Chainless rear cushion, Buffalo NY badge ( Alex Nicholas ) The Cabe

    76088 Men’s Chainless - ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, spring forks (no shackles), New Departure/P&F Corbin coaster brake, Christy saddleBadge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    77092 Special Racer - Nickel Plated

    85410 Men's Chainless - Hygenic Cushion frame - No springer fork ( Mikeymike ) the Cabe

    86133 Cushion Chain Driven - Thought to be 1901 ( Richard Smith )

    87605 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    92688 ( Stamped in Seat tube ) Hygenic Cushion Chain ( Metal Springer rear ) Springer Fork ( Special badge ) Nickel Head from Capoke

    96665 Ladies Chainless ( Jeff Powell ) Cushion frame, Spring forks w/shackles, Pierce New Departure coaster brake, Christy saddle

    Badge: The Geo. N. Pierce Co., Buffalo

    106877 Cushion Shaft Drive ( Richard Smith )

    106877 Chainless Men’s - collected by David Toppin - Again not sure if he is referring to Richards bike

    106906 Chainless Men’s - Hygenic Cuhsion Frame - from Capoke

    135320 Cushion Chain driven model - believed to be a 1903/4? ( Will Cress ) Stamped on Seat tube

    135320 Chainless - collected by David Toppin…Not sure if he is referring to Will’s or if this is another Model?

    145187 ( Stamped on Seat tube ) Cushion Chain driven model, Shakled nickel spring fork- ( Cabe Owner ) Thought to be 1910

    x1492b1 (Stamped on Dropout ) Chain Driven model - Collared seat tube (Redline1968) The Cabe....odd serial number? Thought to be post 1908

    152026 Chain Driven - LuxLow Stamped on Dropout

    156523 ( Stamped on dropout ) Thought to be Special Racer - missing Special racer plate - Collared seat post, Buffalo Badge. Kirk Thomas - the cabe ( thought to be orig. purchased in 1914 )

    165302 Man's c1900 ….collected by David Toppin

    165509 - Model 110 Special Racer ( Carey Williams ) stamped on dropout

    165509 Special Racer Man’s ..Collected by David Toppin - not sure if he is referring to Carey’s bike

    166682 Model 121. Pierce Cycle Co, Buffalo badge. ( dfa252 ) Pace bike with Lap Bell



    170381 Racer Badge is Pierce Cycle Co., Buffalo ( Jeff Powell )

    178873 (stamped on drop out) Frank Kramer Special (twowheelfan) the Cabe

    180173 Chain driven , two piece hanger roadster ( gkeep ) The cabe

    185513 ( stamped on drop out ) Tom ( Tommydale1950) The cabe



    --------------------------------------------------------------- ( Angola Badged )

    ( in theory when Emblem bought out Pierce and changed badge in 1918 )


    (……..) Small Childs bike ( Angola Badged ) from Capoke auction site



    255073 ( Stamped on BB ) Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer, Lugged / BSA Chainring, Angola Badged ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe

    256237 Pierce SBBR ( Carlitos ) considered to be a 1922 model

    263054 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Professional Track Racer Model Lugged ( Kccomet ) The Cabe

    303434 Frank Kramer Special (PKS ) Lugged / BSA Chainring, Chrome (Nickel?) plated frame ( Dweber ) The Cabe

    320717 Frank Kramer Special (PKS) Nickel Frame, Lugged Head ( Cabe Owner ) The Cabe
     
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  18. #118 Posted Nov 7, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Listing about a stolen 1896 Pierce bicycle (serial number 22384) from the May 14, 1897 issue of LAW Bulletin and Good Roads:
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  19. #119 Posted Nov 8, 2017

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    Wooow - now that is interesting....... and gives us a hard date. I might have to check more of these stolen listings.
     
  20. #120 Posted Nov 10, 2017

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    Just a historical titbit from 1900...

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