Very cool Pierce

Discussion in 'Antique Bicycles Pre-1933' started by rollfaster, May 28, 2018.

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  1. #1 Posted May 28, 2018

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    E706E6A7-DFDD-46EB-9439-AE7DF78CD2D7.jpeg 019D9909-65C5-439C-94C6-F3DA009E9E16.jpeg 848800FB-2C0C-426B-9355-BEFFB6FF908E.jpeg Piece of art!
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    That is one fine bicycle. Are the pedal cages alloy I have only seen one other set of those. Mine Thanks for sharing Brian
     
  3. #3 Posted May 28, 2018

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    BSA components.
     
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  4. #4 Posted May 29, 2018

    I live for the CABE

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    Awesome bike.
     
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  5. #5 Posted May 29, 2018

    Wore out three sets of tires already!

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    that pierce has some thin rear stays, great overall look
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Don't It Have a 30s Style of Rear Stays??
    Is the Serial Number on the TOP of Bottom Bracket??
     
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    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    What is the serial number?
     
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  8. #8 Posted May 31, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Serial Number is # (303434) (Angola Built) It is listed in the Pierce Bicycle Serial Numbers Registry
    . Wish I had some past history on the bike. I found it hanging on the wall of a bicycle shop in St. Louis, MO. The gentleman I bought it from said it was given to his father many years ago. No history was passed on with the bike. Definitely a special Pierce with the open pencil rear stays and unique drop outs so the front wheels wont come off if they become loose.
     
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  9. #9 Posted Jun 10, 2018

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Once production was moved from Buffalo to Angola the bikes really just became examples of badge-engineering. It is a nice survivor but the Buffalo Pierce bikes are the real Pierce bikes and had many features that were erased along with the original company.
     
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    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Tell me some of the differences between the Buffalo Pierce and the early (1917-1920's) Angola Pierce bicycles besides the head badge. I would be interested to know. Curious to hear what you have to say!
     
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    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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  12. #12 Posted Jun 18, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    There is a really good thread on this forum about Pierce bicycle serial numbers that is full of photos of bikes and other information about the company and the bikes.

    The original Pierce company, which produced bicycles, motorcycles and automobiles, built high-quality items with original designs. Lots of USA companies start out this way, very few of them make it for long as they can not compete well with the manufacturers of low-cost items. When Pierce or any other similar company goes bankrupt it is usually bought up by a more successful company not so it's original costly product can continue to be manufactured, but so that it's name can be used to market what they are already manufacturing themselves. That is the history of capitalism in the USA and the world.

    Here is a link to the thread on Pierce cycle serial numbers: https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/pierce-bicycle-serial-numbers.71746/