Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

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ball - 12/26/11 - 7:36am

Example color swatch for coating components (levers, etc.)

lasrever - 12/26/11 - 8:43am

blackburn usa anodizing options for their racks/waterbottle cages – probably from the late 80’s

BJ - 12/26/11 - 10:43am

nipple rings

Bart boma - 12/26/11 - 12:04pm

Looks like pieces you would put in a stress tester and coloring is to code them and test paint and how it holds up under loads

Jonas - 12/26/11 - 12:31pm

The colors of the new Saris bike racks?

Gillis - 12/26/11 - 3:21pm

I don’t know what it is but Iasrever’s answer seems the best to me.

Scott Vines - 12/26/11 - 5:11pm

Those look like paint samples.

h2ofuel - 12/26/11 - 6:49pm

Popsicle sticks for homemade popsicles

Monsignor B - 12/26/11 - 8:54pm

Urinary cathater rods for straightening a bent wang.

Josh - 12/26/11 - 10:28pm

Teletubbies deflated for storage?

Kristibee - 12/27/11 - 9:00am

Answer from our source: “Blackburn once had a rainbow of colors available for their racks. These were basically the clipped ends of the rack struts.”

uglyyeti - 12/27/11 - 9:21am

That color palette would have perfectly matched any mid 80’s Dave Scott Centurion. By the end of the 80’s they had neon colors.

BR - 12/27/11 - 6:14pm

Crank Cotter Sizer

Dave Holland - 12/27/11 - 10:04pm

Ninja secret spikes color coded to match the kit of the day with points removed for safer cycling. Or, what Kristibee said.

CrazyG - 12/28/11 - 11:42am

Blackburn Designs’ color samples!!

CrazyG - 12/28/11 - 11:45am

BTW!! These samples are powder coated as opposed to anodized!
Cuktural enrichment?

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