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I was doing a bit of housekeeping in the garage and turned up a few relics. Do you have something interesting or amusing in your toolbox? Post a photo! Suggestions:

  • Strange, obsolete, or humorous bicycle tools
  • Ancient parts or accessories
  • Useless bicycle paraphernalia
  • Medals, patches, stickers, or other memorabilia from rides or races
  • Broken things you can't bear to part with
  • Perhaps the toolbox itself!

The more absurd and pointless, the better.

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Derny [113 posts] 1 year ago
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Here's one to start...

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Derny [113 posts] 1 year ago
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T.A. cleats, new with nails (slightly shop worn). Surely will come in useful some day, just haven't found the right shoes for them.

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unclebadger [71 posts] 1 year ago
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Probably the stupidest thing is one only of a pair of Onza Bar ends...

Still I remain convinced the other will turn up one day  1

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chokofingrz [404 posts] 1 year ago
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- Dozens of inner tubes from when some shop messed up my order
- A broken SunTour derailleur
- Half a stem (faceplate broke)
- Assorted useless or incomplete bar tapes
- A puncture kit with no patches
- Loads of batteries, zip ties, toothpicks
- Some decrepit leather toe straps that have seen better days

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dafyddp [343 posts] 1 year ago
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washers from redundant (MTB) brake blocks. Especially it seems, the extruded cast aluminium ones that help position/angle the blocks. Can't see any alternative use for them, but equally reel at the thought of throwing away...

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Miles253 [198 posts] 1 year ago
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I have an old box my shifters came in, full with an assortment of washers, bolts, nuts, and other small parts that ill surely use at some point. lots of bar tape ends that i can't throw away.

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NickK123 [93 posts] 1 year ago
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A suite of bottle cages, old bottles, tubes that need repairing, a straight tho' Record cassette (ditched when i moved to N Yorks), some frame pumps, single tyres (where the matching tyre has got mashed), some Delta cleats, leather cycling shoes (still in occasional use), the list goes on and on ...

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 1 year ago
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Flexstem, for bonus points in evolution (1 and a quarter inch) headset size!

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Shades [289 posts] 1 year ago
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Short bits of chain trimmed off new ones to get them to the right length. A stack of spare brake blocks as a result of thinking I'd go through them at a rate of knots when riding in the Alps.

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Derny [113 posts] 1 year ago
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Shades wrote:

Short bits of chain trimmed off new ones to get them to the right length. A stack of spare brake blocks as a result of thinking I'd go through them at a rate of knots when riding in the Alps.

I once had the brilliant idea of taking a heap of chain trimmings (all Sedis Sport) joining them together to make a new chain for FREE. The denouement involved trying to beat a rivet back into the chain using a rock and an allen wrench, trailside.

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notfastenough [3665 posts] 1 year ago
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This thread is like hoarders anonymous!

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gthornton101 [115 posts] 1 year ago
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Shimano positron shifters and derailleur from (I think) an early 90s Raleigh hybrid.