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Old 03-03-13, 06:55 PM
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What the heck is this thing?

I'm reducing my very large collection of bike crap...and I'm getting ready for another eBay sales campaign. I was looking for rust remover and I found this thing. I know I bought it at one point in my life, but why? It was cheap ($5.99) and there was a lot of machining work involved, but, was I just out of my mind...or does this serve some kind of purpose that I've forgotten about?

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Old 03-03-13, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by luker View Post
I'm . . . I just out of my mind...or does this serve some kind of purpose that I've forgotten about?
Yes.
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Old 03-03-13, 07:07 PM
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Did it ever occur to you that it might not be a bike part at all but something terribly embarrassing?
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Old 03-03-13, 07:21 PM
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It looks like a modern version of a medieval torture instrument.
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Old 03-03-13, 07:22 PM
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Hmmm... clamps on seatpost, mounts water bottle behind seat, extra pivoting hardware to give your butt something to push against?
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Old 03-03-13, 07:27 PM
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I'm going with some sort of bag mounting device.

With an anemometer on top to make you feel like you're going fast.
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Old 03-03-13, 07:33 PM
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Bottle mount. It mounts to the seat post(why isn't it called a saddle post? Anyways...) and then the other piece clamps to the seat stays for another mounting location. I'm surprised it didn't interfere with the brake caliper or cable?
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Old 03-03-13, 07:39 PM
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You are exactly right! Why I have such a thing is another question entirely. Water bottles are supposed to be mounted on the frame tubes, as God intended.
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But, I think I am gonna put it on the tandem...and see if Patti blows my hair back.
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Nope. The tandem is a wishbone rear seatstay arrangement.
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You are exactly right! Why I have such a thing is another question entirely. Water bottles are supposed to be mounted on the frame tubes, as God intended.
We don't judge here, this isn't 41
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Old 03-03-13, 08:31 PM
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Bottle mount. It mounts to the seat post(why isn't it called a saddle post? Anyways...) and then the other piece clamps to the seat stays for another mounting location. I'm surprised it didn't interfere with the brake caliper or cable?
Would it not make sense for this to mount on the saddle rails rather than the seat stays?
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Would it not make sense for this to mount on the saddle rails rather than the seat stays?
Yes
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Medieval Viagra.
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Old 03-03-13, 10:33 PM
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although the rails are a better place to mount the thingie, it still won't work on the tandem. That bike has a shockpost in the stoker compartment. Geez, this would be good on a full suspension mountain bike, though...no room for an extra bottle there.
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I bet you could open a beer with it.
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My guess is it's a mount for the iPhone 7, due out in Sept 2016.
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Great. Another bike doo-dad I didn't know I needed!
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Originally Posted by acoffin View Post
Would it not make sense for this to mount on the saddle rails rather than the seat stays?
That's why I asked at the end if it would interfere with a caliper or not work with a frame using cantilevers. I was close though.
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