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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:30 pm 
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What a cheat Shawn and to look on ebay of all places :lol:


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Mmm...I feel we need a picture of these in use :)

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If you wanted to take the back wheel out of your typical chaincase roadster in 1900, remove the rear brake stirrup, take off the cover below the rear cog, turn the pedals till you can undo the connecting link, then the chain disappears inside the chaincase. This could be a tool to hold the chain ends together.
We used to turn the bike so that the front wheel was upwards, then the chain would hang down, but this needed a decent stand.
Is it any wonder I still hate the things (chaincase roadsters).
I can't see this used as a trouser hook.


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Keithglos:
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I can't see this used as a trouser hook.

Me neither, but the ebay one definitely says it is...but 'novelty trouser hook'
Maybe the novelty is that it isn't a trouser hook after all?
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And of course the British Patent Office charge to show details of patents (unlike our obliging American cousins),
so Phil R will just have to work it out himself...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:51 am 
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Thanks a lot chaps...

My wife was shown some of these at school many years ago and they were described as cycle clips as worn by the teacher's grandfather.

Thanks for the link telling me the date of the patent.

I saw the Ebay ad, but missed the writing on the metal case that says "trouser hook".

They do indeed work as cycle clips and despite appearances are pretty secure and easy to put on. Won't be using them though as I fear that they'll be lost in no time...


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Phil:
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They do indeed work as cycle clips

But how? We need pictures.

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Sorry about the terrible picture, but it gives you the idea. Seems pretty secure to me.


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Cool!

I can imagine that would work really well on a thornproof Harris tweed suit with turnups :D

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