Truss Frame Pierce

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Dave Stromberger

I'm Afraid I Can't Let You Do That
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May 20, 2006
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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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Handyman

I live for the CABE
Oct 23, 2009
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#3
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
 

tommydale1950

I live for the CABE
Jun 12, 2012
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Fredonia, NY, United States
#7
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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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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Dave Stromberger

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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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tommydale1950

I live for the CABE
Jun 12, 2012
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Fredonia, NY, United States
#9
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?
This is the Badge you will be searching for , Pierce Angola after 1918..Tom

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Dave Stromberger

I'm Afraid I Can't Let You Do That
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May 20, 2006
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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
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!
 

weebob

Finally riding a big boys bike
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#14
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?
 

JimRoy

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 8, 2017
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#15
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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GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
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Alameda, California
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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”?
 

GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
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Alameda, California
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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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