Truss Frame Pierce


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Dave Stromberger

I'm Afraid I Can't Do That
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May 20, 2006
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#1
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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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

I'm Afraid I Can't Do That
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May 20, 2006
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#8
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
1,346
400
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 Do That
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May 20, 2006
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Cheney, WA
#12
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
Sep 23, 2015
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Oglala, South Dakota,,United States
#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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Indianapolis
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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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GiovanniLiCalsi

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jun 29, 2012
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Alameda, California
#18
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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