bikerumor mystery pic from webbs of warmly

Photo from the collection of Webbs Custom Cycles of Warmley, England.

This week’s Mystery Pic has a prize! We have three pairs of tickets to giveaway for The Levi Event: The Untold Story of Levi Leipheimer on October 23rd. Answer by 7am EST tomorrow and all correct answers will be entered to win. Three names will then be selected by Winners will be notified by email, so you must enter a correct email address when answering. Showings are limited to the US. Answer only needs to include what the parts are for.

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. Are they mounts for spare wheels? They were bolted onto the front axle and then a spare wheel would be bolted onto each one, meaning you could ride to a race with your training wheels on, and still take your race wheels with you…

  2. They are used for carrying spare wheels to races. Back when people used to ride to a race these would be attached to the front skewer then you would rest your race wheels in them and secure the wheels to the bars with a toestrap.

  3. They are to pry open the bar clamp on an old quill style stem to slide your handlebar through the clamp before tightening it down.

  4. They are training wheel brackets for the lil’ ones to learn to ride.. mount up an extra pair of small wheels in the back and OFF they GOOOOO….

  5. They are dropout tools for a mechanic to pre-set the quick release to the proper setting so that wheel changes would be very quick. One end is set for the fork and the other end for the frame.

  6. Answer from Jon at Webbs of Wormley: “These little beauties are from the racing old school. They’re for attaching your race wheels to your front drop-outs while you ride to the race, so you don’t have to risk puncturing your expensive race tubs.. Made obsolete by folks not being so tough these days, and opting to drive to races.”

    Winners of two free tickets to the Levi Leipheimer movie are (and will be contacted today via email):
    Russ, Tai, and Jon

What do you think?