Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic from first flight bicycles

Photo from the collection of Jeff Archer of First Flight Bicycles. If you think you know what this is, post your answer in the ‘comments’ section– the correct answer will be posted there on Tuesday!

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Kris Hicks-Green - 03/19/12 - 8:05am

Fittings from a Moots YBB system?

Sean - 03/19/12 - 8:29am

Hmm. with nothing to scale, it’s a tough one. The one of the right, looks like it could be a bottom bracket, but it could very well be 1″ in diameter or so.

Matt - 03/19/12 - 9:17am

Looking at the grain of the wood I’d say they’re about 10 or 15mm in diameter or so.
No idea, this is a good one! Look forward to the answer

Steve M - 03/19/12 - 10:47am

Saddam’s long lost aluminum centrifige tubes?

Joe T - 03/19/12 - 11:26am

really? are we gonna post every stupid one off proto and expect people to know what it is?

can we please get back to real esoteric bike parts?

Patrick AKA Wiper - 03/19/12 - 11:44am

aren’t these the set of Seal changing Jig For Early Marzocchis ?? as in the piece on the left being the tool to set themain seal and dust wiper back in and the One on the right being the protective cap you’d use not to damage the edges of the alloy casting ??

Scott R - 03/19/12 - 1:39pm

Looks to me like some frame fittings for building a custom soft ride bike. The piece on the left would be the pin capture point for the front and the one on the right would be the reinforced mounting area for the “pivot” point.

Kristibee - 03/20/12 - 1:15pm

Answer from Jeff at First Flight Bicycles:
“The 2 pieces in the picture are the frame fittings to attach the beam to a titanium Otis Guy Softride beam bike. The piece with the tab attaches the front of the beam and the other piece houses the height adjuster for the beam. Look at this Ritchey and it probably makes more sense:

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