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Old 03-23-23, 11:51 AM
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What is this Fitting?

I found an abandoned Hercules bicycle last year--not the English Hercules, but the German one, from Nuremberg. The bike has a fitting near the rear wheel on one of the seat stays. I think it's some sort of cafe lock, but I can't figure it out. Any help?

Not sure what this is. Cafe Lock?

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Originally Posted by gna
I found an abandoned Hercules bicycle last year--not the English Hercules, but the German one, from Nuremberg. The bike has a fitting near the rear wheel on one of the seat stays. I think it's some sort of cafe lock, but I can't figure it out. Any help?

Not sure what this is. Cafe Lock?

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Yes it is a lock. But it looks it is missing the key. I remember these from my childhood in Germany. They were quite common in the 70s and 80s. This type of lock just blocked the wheel from turning but did not protect the bike from being carried away. Kind of useless.
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Thank you for the video. I don't have a key, but I see how I could make one, and I understand how the lock works now.
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