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Old 11-09-19, 01:08 PM
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A first for me.

Finally started on a Moto Grand Record that's been in the queue for awhile. Working on the components I got around to the handlebar, pulled the cloth tape, bar plugs and levers off and was getting ready to soak it in solvent to loosen the glue when I noticed an object down the tube, something off the bar plug I thought. Fished it out - no, it's not from the bar plug. I've found assorted loose hardware floating around in frames and once a bunch of dead wasps in the bottom bracket shell. But this is a new one on me - at least it appears unused (I hope). The tape and plugs looked original but maybe not so possibly someone re-taping the bars did this as a private joke or in case he/she got lucky on the road. Or maybe it's a good luck talisman, no clue. But no doubt it's been in there a long time.


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Old 11-09-19, 01:20 PM
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Someone Has To Say It?

Is it French fit?

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Old 11-09-19, 01:21 PM
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Well, it's not a tickler.
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Wishful thinking or delusions of grandeur?
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Old 11-09-19, 01:30 PM
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"ride safe"?
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Old 11-09-19, 01:31 PM
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I was thinking it was going to turn out to be a St. Christopher medal or perhaps the emergency dime riders used to affix to their mounts back in the epochs prior to cell phones (and when you could make a public phone call for ten cents!).

Gives proof to the female belief that men are always ready to go at the drop of a hat, or other garment...


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Old 11-09-19, 02:04 PM
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Maybe the bike's owner was hiding the item from his mother.

My father said that in his day, it was worse to be caught with an incomplete pack of condoms than a complete one.
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Old 11-09-19, 02:14 PM
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Emergency seat cover?
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Old 11-09-19, 02:44 PM
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Emergency seat cover?
You must have studied law or have had contacts with same
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Old 11-09-19, 02:58 PM
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Sure beats having to explain the imprint and discoloration from the hopeful storage of said article, in a young lad's leather wallet, to his mom, back in the day.

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Disclaimer: never was in that fix myself, thankfully.
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Old 11-09-19, 05:00 PM
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For when the saddle falls apart?
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It's a tube patch. Come on now!
Let's hope there's no DNA on it.
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Old 11-09-19, 05:35 PM
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Old 11-09-19, 06:16 PM
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Emergency water vessel. Read a survival book sometime.
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
It's a tube patch. Come on now!
Let's hope there's no DNA on it.
Was thinking the same re DNA - if I had a UV lamp handy I could ascertain. Oh well, positive it's unused and knowing it had to have been in there for 20-30+ years based on the bike, cloth tape and bar condition, my thought now is that maybe I should just put it back in before I tape the bars. Continues the 'tradition' and will provide grins for me knowing it's there (I'm easily amused) and also a head scratcher for the next poor shmo who finds it.

I will post a pic of the bike when I get it finished of course.
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I really like the idea of putting it back where you found it. Who knows, someone else may have as much fun with their discovery as you've had with yours!

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C'mon now, guys, can't we all chip in, and put a FRESH condom in it's place? 😁😉
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A first for me.

aka My first time
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Let us know how that works out tonight!
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
Wishful thinking or delusions of grandeur?
What's the point of having something good happen if you're not ready for it?

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C'mon now, guys, can't we all chip in, and put a FRESH condom in it's place? 😁😉
It's period-specific. C&V all the way.
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Too Much V? Itchy.

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C'mon now, guys, can't we all chip in, and put a FRESH condom in it's place? 😁😉
Lambskin.

(If it was an RB-1: Wool.)
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Get your minds out of gutter. It's a medical finger condom for putting the chain back on after a puncture

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Get your minds out of gutter. It's a medical finger condom for putting the chain back on after a puncture

Good idea, whether it's true or not. I'll make sure I have nitrile gloves in my under-seat tool bag.
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