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Old 09-26-10, 01:54 AM
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What's your favorite C&V trinket?

Be it a special tool, clamp on accessory, goofy early MTB part, or a cool water bottle, what's your favorite piece of C&V 'stuff?'

I have only a rear one of these, I love it, and put it on different bikes all the time:



What about you?
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Old 09-26-10, 06:37 AM
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"Union W Germany" generator light, the all-metal slimline style of the late '80's. I bought one when they were current & it's still on the Hi-Ten '81 Le Tour. Perfect. Just enough light to get home by, but be careful & don't go too fast. Hope I can always get replacement bulbs for it!
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Old 09-26-10, 07:02 AM
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I have a pair of those shifters, polished up and ready to use. They have yet to be used though. Next down, probably the Huret Jubilee RD on my Competition. Something about it hits me just right. Gorgeous piece of work IMHO.,,,,BD
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Old 09-26-10, 07:14 AM
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The posters that I was recently given are pretty darn cool. If I have to limit myself to one being my favorite, it would be the Newest on the back of the Rolls. It just says so much about Fuji's marketing strategy at the time.






I know that my pictures suck, but I am waiting for them to come back from being scanned and then I will frame them.

(BTW, if anybody here has some that aren't shown, I would be eager to take them off your hands.)
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Old 09-26-10, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by beech333 View Post
The posters that I was recently given are pretty darn cool. If I have to limit myself to one being my favorite, it would be the Newest on the back of the Rolls. It just says so much about Fuji's marketing strategy at the time.


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One of the most memorable ads of all time. I remember seeing this ad over and over in Bicycling and Bike World magazines. A cycling classic.
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Although I have a serious pedal fetish, I like my St. Christopher bell and medallion.



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Although I have a serious pedal fetish, I like my St. Christopher bell and medallion.



Could you explain the bell to me? I followed one on ebay that was local and the bidding was insane, the lbs that auctioned it was flabbergasted. I figure there is something about them that I don't know.
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Old 09-26-10, 10:06 AM
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I never had one but I always liked the TA flasks.

I prefered my smokes filterless however.
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Most of my bikes have a Zeus Porta Tubulares installed:
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Could you explain the bell to me? I followed one on ebay that was local and the bidding was insane, the lbs that auctioned it was flabbergasted. I figure there is something about them that I don't know.
I don't understand. What do you want to know about the bell?

It was made in West Germany. It says, "Sancte Christophore - Iter Nostrum Protege" which means St. Chistopher - Protect Our Journey. It rings. Not much more to it.

I got mine out of Italy. I think I paid about $20, including shipping. What did the one you were watching go for?
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Old 09-26-10, 11:21 AM
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Bells are supposed to scare away gremlins. At least they do on motorcycles.
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One of the most memorable ads of all time. I remember seeing this ad over and over in Bicycling and Bike World magazines. A cycling classic.
Yep, brings back memories.

I kept my first Nuovo Record rear derailleur for many years, just as a keepsake. What a beautiful piece of functional art. I regret having sold it.
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These Concave rims and my big dyno hub and all other dyno hubs.

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I started gathering parts for my up coming Humber restoration; here are a couple of my recent purchases:

Sturmey Archer single speed rear hub with an 18T cog:



NOS Romac rubber hand grips:

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Old 09-26-10, 01:57 PM
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happened to have when I needed it, a TA combination seat post bolt and brake housing hanger
when I got my Steel 90 Pinarello Cross frame. It fit perfectly ..
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I know I should post pics, but can't till later:
I like the Campagnolo fork end that's been notched and drilled to be a bottle opener and keychain fob...chrome of course.
I also have a St. Chris bell (2 in fact, so could maybe be persuaded to $ell one...maybe)
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Old 09-26-10, 08:30 PM
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Lot's of happy parts... like this (formerly nos) French Darneault chain cover.


...or this lawnmower...



(okay, so it's not a part, but it is a trinket.)

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I'm pretty fond of my long cage Campy record RD;
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That lanwmower is quite possibly the greatest thing I've ever seen. I'd love to get my hands on that...

Does it have a reduction drive to keep the blades up to speed?
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My Campagnolo Portacatena:

Shift lever (note button underneath to allow one further shift forward):

[IMG]"http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4119/4757122181_ea9edc3e94.jpg"[/IMG]

Chainkeeper:

[IMG]"http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4784957092_5d32137958.jpg"[/IMG]
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude View Post
My Campagnolo Portacatena:

Shift lever (note button underneath to allow one further shift forward):



Chainkeeper:

fify. needed to remove the quotation marks.
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Thanks, Beech - I was just in the process of figuring out what had happened! Oops...
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Thanks, Beech - I was just in the process of figuring out what had happened! Oops...
no problem. I was thinking about getting one for one of my bikes. I'll have to check out some Ebay prices.
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While not much of a "trinket" compared to the rest of you folks I'm very fond of my Hozan lockring tool. BB work is SO much more pleasurable after getting this:

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Originally Posted by mickey85 View Post
That lanwmower is quite possibly the greatest thing I've ever seen. I'd love to get my hands on that...

Does it have a reduction drive to keep the blades up to speed?
+1 very cool.
Ted Wojcik made a mower for the NAHBS this year - looked pretty spiffy.
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