Truss Frame Pierce

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by Dave Stromberger, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. #1 Posted Jan 13, 2018

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    Snagged this 'ole boy today. It's had a hard life, but I can fix it! A true "barn find" purchaced from the original owners daughter.

    In searching around here and via Google and Bing Images, I've only found a photo of ONE other truss frame Pierce. It's illustrated in the catalogs of course, but real-life bikes seem to be pretty scarce. If you have one, post pics!


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    Very nice Dave!
     
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    That is one interesting looking truss frame bike, and just the way I like to see them...............................right out of the barn ! Pete in Fitchburg
     
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    Very interesting...
     
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    found this on net ,,google.... 14448805_1240503319333116_8219934777676653676_n.jpg truss bar bicycle images
     
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    I have long suspected that my sprocket was a Pierce and now I know that it is , thank you for the post ..Tom

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    Thanks all! I cleaned off the Morrow hub shell and found D3 date code... 1934! Pretty late for a Pierce, and a 28" wheel one at that! That is, assuming the wheel was original to the bike. '34 matches the Persons bucket saddle and I think those Persons "double bubble" pedals too?
     
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    This is the Badge you will be searching for , Pierce Angola after 1918..Tom

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    Thanks Tom! I figured that was the one.
     
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    Just wanted to clear up a misunderstanding ,,,I do not own this Bicycle {I WISH] I am studying truss and arch bar and camel back bicycles and I found this one when googling images,,,WEEBOB
     
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    I read in a thread here at The CABE (don't have the link now, I'd have to find it again) that was several years old where Mark Mattei had listed a fully suspended Pierce Truss on eBay. I betcha this is that bike. SUPER friggin COOL!
     
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    That "S" bracket between the bars is what caught my eye,,,Just wondering is that "S" bracket welded at all 4 contact points or does it have a little flex room?
     
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    I like it and the first one I've seen. I restored a Columbia Arch bar last summer and I'm restoring a Camekback now. Perhaps I will restore a Pierce Arch S some day.

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    C82FC3E0-4BAD-4E27-8577-76B72D8D1095.jpeg There is a mystery story about the “S” bracket, used on Pierce bicycles. Mostly used on the Pierce ladies bicycles. Possibly one of George Pierce’s daughter’s name started with the letter “S”?
     
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    Pierce firsts:
    First fender-headlight combination
    First self-adjusting hydraulic valve lifters
    First production 4-cylinder motorcycles
    First all-steel automotive roof
     
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    I like all those first... Makes me want to own a Pierce.
     
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    Would you think about selling your truss bike?