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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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My wife bought this set from the local boot sale for me.

We've a pretty good idea what they're for, or rather their application for cycling use... can you guess? I'll let you know in a bit...

What we don't know is when they were made. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:25 am 
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When you catch the chav that chucked the bottle at you you insert one end in either nostril and suspend him or her from something high.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:33 am 
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Tyre levers for a masochist?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:40 am 
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The only thing I can think of is a third hand tool for setting up cantis.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:51 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Just a tip. The photo was taken on the macro setting, the hooks open out to be 45mm across.

So probably about right for stringing up by the nostrils then...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:01 pm 
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Bike / trouser clips ?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:38 pm 
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Holding a chain in position while it's being rivetted?

Not a lot of help here either!

http://www.questel.com/piug/piugl2000/1221.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:57 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Holding a chain in position while it's being rivetted?


that would be my guess, always used a bit of an old spoke bent into a hookish shape at both ends to do the same thing


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:17 pm 
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A quick google finds that it was registered as a design in 1900!

http://www.questel.com/piug/piugl2000/1221.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:19 pm 
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1900s-pair-Te ... 0992013700


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