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Is this a bike thing? What is it?

Old 11-17-23, 01:35 PM
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Is this a bike thing? What is it?

Got some cool vintage bits from an old shop

under some parts was this:

there is a cable coming out the end.

I donít have a clue




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I would say it's part of a tool, possibly a staple gun?

What happens when you pull on the cable core? Do those notchy bits in the slot move?
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Originally Posted by Robvolz
Got some cool vintage bits from an old shop

under some parts was this:

there is a cable coming out the end.

I don’t have a clue


Thats a mustache trimming jig. Makes sure your stache ends up proportional. The wire is to power the heating element for the foam dispenser.

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it's an instrument that not only supplies inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but is also capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal gram meters.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy
it's an instrument that not only supplies inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but is also capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal gram meters.
Key elements of a retro encanabulator.
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Never saw anything like it. Best guess, based on the interior width---some sort of early chain degreaser device. Try feeding a chain through it and see what happens. Are the three hinged plates spring loaded? Is the trigger-guard-looking bottom piece riveted in place, or is it removable?

No idea about the cable, unless it's supposed to stick out of a degreaser bath and act as a handle.

Whatever it is, someone went to a lot of trouble to build it.

Edit: Google Lens found nothing close. Showed parts or tools related to Harley Sportsters, Glocks, and a few other wild guesses.

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Originally Posted by hazetguy
it's an instrument that not only supplies inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but is also capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal gram meters.
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By Jove he's got it!

Designed however to only operate on full moon Tuesdays during Lent.



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Looks "commercial" like it belongs on a deli slicer or something.
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Key elements of a retro encanabulator.
You mean a turbo encabulator?
I thought it was the ejector seat release for a tandem.
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It' the guts of a parking brake handle! Bet ya!
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Need a new one of those for my flux capacitor. How much shipped to 96712?
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Is that a caliper to measure co-op sales on bike forums?
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
Need a new one of those for my flux capacitor. How much shipped to 96712?
If the UPS truck hits 88 MPH, you'll get it yesterday.
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You're all wrong. It's dates from the Cold War. It is part of a device that makes otherwise sane bicycle enthusiasts get all uber-huffy with each other over stupid things like comic strips that portray cyclists in less than flattering terms.
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott
You mean a turbo encabulator?
Retro, turbo, whatevero. Results of relying on memory instead of looking it up.
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Might be an Oscillation Overthruster; next stop: 8th Dimension!
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Originally Posted by bikingshearer
You're all wrong. It's dates from the Cold War. It is part of a device that makes otherwise sane bicycle enthusiasts get all uber-huffy with each other over stupid things like comic strips that portray cyclists in less than flattering terms.
Halfway through this sentence, I thought you were referencing the "Huffente", as in, the unknown device caused this - Huffy + Campagnolo Super Record = The Ultimate C&V Sacrilege build

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Part of a Colnago kick stand
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Take it to one of those "we'll appraise your antiques" shows.
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Originally Posted by billytwosheds
Need a new one of those for my flux capacitor. How much shipped to 96712?
​​​​​​https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-capacitor
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Originally Posted by thumpism
Retro, turbo, whatevero. Results of relying on memory instead of looking it up.
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Don't ask me how it works, but, that is part of the automated device that flips the bird to unruly drivers.
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Halfway through this sentence, I thought you were referencing the "Huffente", as in, the unknown device caused this - Huffy + Campagnolo Super Record = The Ultimate C&V Sacrilege build
Well that, too.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz

under some parts was this:
It looks to me like some sort of handle.
I think there is a bit missing that would slide under the flat strap, locking into position and pulling the end of the cable - is there a hole/space where the housing terminates?
The three holes would be for fixing it to whatever it was supposed to move, could be an ear on a shaft.
And yes, do those short bits move or are they fixed?
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