Bikerumor Monday Mystery Pic

bikerumor monday mystery pic from first flight bicycles and mombat

Photo from the folks at First Flight Bicycles. If you think you know what this part is, post your answer in the ‘comments’ section– the correct answer will be posted there on Tuesday! (*Updated – pic of the full kit after the break.)

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SlackBoy - 04/29/13 - 7:01am

Pressure gauge from Shimano airlines system?

Matt - 04/29/13 - 7:02am

Shimano Airlines regulator. Pneumatic shifting seems almost as pointless as electronic

V - 04/29/13 - 7:23am

It’s a Campy cappuccino machine steam pressure regulator; made by Campy’s Japanese manufacturing syndicate.

Laurens - 04/29/13 - 7:31am

Best thing about Airline shifting was ergonomics, really: Left thumb, right thumb. Keep a good grip on the handlebar and still do the necessary shifts, even when the going gets rowdy. Loved the system, but for Shimano it was more like a grave for some million dollars.

captain derp - 04/29/13 - 8:16am

I almost picked up a nearly near in box Airlines system off ebay a few years back.

Your Face - 04/29/13 - 8:24am

Campy hydraulic gauges to measure fluid flow for their new dropper seatpost.

MaLóL - 04/29/13 - 8:28am

Definitely a seatpost, but not campy, it says made in japan. It’s a Honda seatpost, used in DH long ago by greg minaar.

Patrick - 04/29/13 - 8:33am

I’m guessing by the looks of the the valve sorta thing and the dials and stuff that it’s either a left handed smoke shifter, or an exhaust ??defibrillator gasket valve?

ant1 - 04/29/13 - 8:49am

close Your Face. real close. but it’s actually from the early 50s. campy has always been way ahead of its time. the developed that for merckx, who was super anal about his fluid flow rates.

Jens - 04/29/13 - 8:58am

pressure regulator-thingy to attach your air cannister to the shifter system, Shinmao SM-AR01
cool stuff!

King County - 04/29/13 - 9:36am

Its the pressure regulator from the sealed frame that had helium inside of it.

James Goldsberry - 04/29/13 - 10:23am

That’s the part that hot stolen and caused the downfall of the moral world, the downfall of the economy and caused the ipo of Facebook to fail.

ChuckK - 04/29/13 - 10:25am

Maybe a special part that Lance had commissioned?

Chuckyboy - 04/29/13 - 10:42am

Shimano Airline!

Malcolm - 04/29/13 - 11:22am

Pressure gauge campagnolo

Billy - 04/29/13 - 12:24pm

shimano airlines regulator

Jo Katz - 04/29/13 - 2:30pm

It’s tire pressure regulator for fat bikes

Rico - 04/29/13 - 4:31pm

It’s a GIGO meter for needless bike parts.

DiabolicalDan - 04/29/13 - 11:04pm

this is for a tire pressure regulation system that allows you to inflate or deflate on the go (inflation from an onboard air canister).

jenbe - 04/30/13 - 5:54am

its a special sort of campy seat post.

Kristi Benedict - 04/30/13 - 7:07am

Answer from Wes at First Flight Bicycles: The first pic is the regulator for the Airlines system which has the pressure release safety valve and gauges. The second is the entire Shimano Airlines Kit which was a limited production pneumatic shifting system for downhill bikes.

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