Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic from jeff at 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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Sean R - 03/18/13 - 7:16am

Shimano Auto -toe for canti brakes.

Drinkslinger - 03/18/13 - 7:51am

Campy seatpost?

Michael - 03/18/13 - 8:02am

Also available on grey! Worst thing shimano ever made. They used to say they had to be installed no matter what. The only thing close in stupidity was the spring holder on the Altus cantis. They all cracked in half.

Martin - 03/18/13 - 8:37am

@Michael : Oh yea, I remember all those plastic holder cracking…

jud - 03/18/13 - 8:39am

canti spring covers that are no longer covered under warranty.

nate g - 03/18/13 - 8:42am

ancient garmin bike mounts?

Fatboy - 03/18/13 - 9:05am

Campy seatpost clamp washers

Your Face - 03/18/13 - 9:56am

Michael is right. Well, and Fatboy.

For the record, this was not the worst thing Shimano ever made, but I took them off bikes when working on them. The plastic breaking spring covers are far worse.

Chris S. - 03/18/13 - 10:56am

I hate those Shimano “au-toe-in” damnned plastic-screw-up-a-set-of-brake-pads …. first thing I did when I was building a bike with cantilever brakes was to loosen the pads and then chuck these in the garbage then set the brakes up correctly…. Does anyone remember how much of a pain in the backside it was to try to get your toe-in correct with these thangs on the bike!! I swear if I see one on a bike I’m gonna freak!!

mike - 03/18/13 - 10:59am

LOL. I never knew what those were for until now. I always just took them off because they were in the way. Agreed on the Plastic spring retainers but now I still make money every year selling new brakes. So thanks Shimano!

ant1 - 03/18/13 - 11:06am

i’m with fatboy on this. best thing campy ever made.

Bas - 03/18/13 - 11:29am

The worst thing shimano ever made for the auto adjustment of cantilever brake pads.
In the work shop where i work we had bags full of them shitty little things!!

MaLóL - 03/18/13 - 9:44pm

Is it a record or a chorus?

Kristibee - 03/19/13 - 10:38am

Answer from Jeff at First Flight Bicycles:

“Shimano brake parts that were supposed to automatically set the pad toe-in on cantilever brakes………..and no they didn’t work!”

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