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!

To send in your own Mystery Pic to be considered for the Monday feature, click here and attach your photo with all pertinent information.


  1. Rear Pineapple hub shell. A chicken wire lacing (non-drive only) specific hub. A component as old as the age of anodized everything, not just purple.

  2. Zombinate – 8 straight-pull spokes in the center lace with the non-drive side. Only 8 holes in that flange, 16 in the drive side flange.

  3. Answer from Jeff at First Flight Bicycles: “That is a rear (missing internals) Clark-Kent Pineapple hub. It was built up using a weird twisted spoke pattern using the traditional flanges plus the flanges in the middle of the hub. Fronts are fairly common but the rear are harder to find.”

    As a special bonus for all the correct answers written in the comment field, I’ll be emailing the winners a code for a free download of the song by Sons of Science featured in this awesome video:

    Tom, Evan, Ron and Charlie – check your in-boxes!

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