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    The Mysterious Spring

    I really need your help, guys. I am a total newbie when it comes to biking and I just bought a bike (Marin Larkspur) over the weekend. Well, I took it out to go around the block earlier today and everything seemed fine. However, I just noticed that my cat was playing with something that looked like it belongs on my bike. I can't quite figure out where it belongs, but then again I know next to nothing about bikes. Can you help me out?




    This bike is brand new it shouldn't be breaking down on me, yet

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    That looks like nothing that belongs on a bike.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    A few minutes after I posted I asked a friend about it and he said that it looked more like it could have come from the chair that I was sitting in (it reclines) & sure enough.....

    Thanks anyway, operator, for your quick reply

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    That looks like something you would use to drag your cat behind your bike....

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    Looks a bit like the return spring for certain kickstands though...

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    Ask your cat
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    If it is from your bike, as dabac says, it's from the kickstand.
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

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    wheelgrabber
    That looks like something you would use to drag your cat behind your bike....
    I think that I'd be afraid to go to sleep at night if I tried that...


    dabac
    Looks a bit like the return spring for certain kickstands though...
    noglider
    If it is from your bike, as dabac says, it's from the kickstand.
    This bike didn't come with a kickstand (at least, I haven't found a kickstand, yet...)

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    Not off a bike.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Looks like a spring from a bed frame to me.

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    If you're popping springs on the recliner you really need to get out on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ariana1234 View Post
    This bike didn't come with a kickstand (at least, I haven't found a kickstand, yet...)
    It probably fell off at the same time as that spring.

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