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Old 11-18-18, 07:31 PM
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Strange Items Found While Shopping for Bike Bits

I suppose this is a corollary to the thread of interesting things found on bike rides. I'm sure we've all come across some stuff and wondered "how'd that get here?". Tonight's entry is this yak figurine found while looking on ebay for a bike stand. Seller thinks it might be real yak hair!



https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Sta...temCondition=4
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So.. You park the rear tire in between the horns or... ?
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its a toilet paper holder- in an emergency one can also use the yak.
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its a toilet paper holder- in an emergency one can also use the yak.
Just be sure you don’t park your rear between the horns.
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its a toilet paper holder- in an emergency one can also use the yak.
“...He doesn’t know about the three seashells?”
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Old 11-19-18, 05:13 PM
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Does this count?

I just purchased some skewers on E-Bay.


And received a package containing ONE post mount brake pad.



Waiting for a response back from the seller. There may well be a person who ordered one brake pad, and ended up with some vintage Campy skewers instead.



A while ago I ordered several brake cables to stock up from a Chinese seller, and I received a package of telephone cables instead.
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And a pretty worn one at that. Telephone cables - housing pre - installed!
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Not sure if this counts......but I bought a couple boxes of bike parts from a used furniture shop, (yeah furniture shop) When I was buying the parts, i did a quick review and saw this ring. I thought, "boy that's unusually large". May be hard to tell from the photo, but this ring is giant. Turns out its not for a bicycle, but a Honda motorcycle. Anyone in the market for a Sunstar motorcycle sprocket?
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I bought a pair of Campy C Record Downtube shift levers on eBay and received a pretty nice wristwatch instead. Somebody else got the levers. The seller got it all sorted out.

Another time my my wife received a nice 18th century antique copper pan from England which was supposed to go to someone else. We got the buyers address and sent it to him and the seller reimbursed us for the shipping. That way it didn’t go back to England.
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This happened to to me recently. A seller with two 7-speed 12-30 Shimano cassettes accidentally sent me the silver one, and sent the other guy the black one I had bought. D'oh!
He gave us each others' addresses and covered the re-shipping costs by refunding both of our purchases. He got zero dollars for his two NOS cassettes and lost about $16 on shipping as well, but both of us buyers got what we wanted, eventually.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post
Not sure if this counts......but I bought a couple boxes of bike parts from a used furniture shop, (yeah furniture shop) When I was buying the parts, i did a quick review and saw this ring. I thought, "boy that's unusually large". May be hard to tell from the photo, but this ring is giant. Turns out its not for a bicycle, but a Honda motorcycle. Anyone in the market for a Sunstar motorcycle sprocket?
guessing that'll be on the wheel end, not gearbox
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Hmm, the yak would have made a fine mascot for the magic bus.
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I was looking at Amazon Mexico last evening. In the shift lever category, there were maybe a dozen bike shifters, and seven pages of gear shift knobs.
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Originally Posted by vintagerando View Post



Not sure if this counts......but I bought a couple boxes of bike parts from a used furniture shop, (yeah furniture shop) When I was buying the parts, i did a quick review and saw this ring. I thought, "boy that's unusually large". May be hard to tell from the photo, but this ring is giant. Turns out its not for a bicycle, but a Honda motorcycle. Anyone in the market for a Sunstar motorcycle sprocket?
I've two 60's Hondas in the basement but I haven't checked for tooth wear...what's the BCD?
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