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I`ve just found this in the shed and cannot for the life of me remember what it`s for. :no:

It`s quite a common object which I`m sure that I`ve used many times but my brain cell just will not function.

Please don`t say tape measure !

This premature senility is a dreadful thing :lol:

OB

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I used to have one of them but I cant for the life of me remember what it was for. :)

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2 minutes ago, old'un said:

I used to have one of them but I cant for the life of me remember what it was for.

Now you mention it:hmm:neither can I.

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I think everyone has a box of bits in their shed that should be labelled “Now, I wonder what that’s off?)

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1 minute ago, old'un said:

I think everyone has a box of bits in their shed that should be labelled “Now, I wonder what that’s off?)

Or, why did I keep this ****?

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3 minutes ago, TIGHTCHOKE said:

Or, why did I keep this ****?

Or....where did I put that???

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Looks like a rather well made spoke adjuster. More likely car or motorcycle than bicycle looking at the size of it. 

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5 minutes ago, Wb123 said:

Looks like a rather well made spoke adjuster. More likely car or motorcycle than bicycle looking at the size of it. 

The body is only an inch long!

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1 hour ago, Old Boggy said:
31 minutes ago, blackbird said:

How do you know that 😂

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The tape measure in the picture is a reasonable clue!:rolleyes:

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Years ago, there was a place nearby that did house clearances. All the good stuff went to auction and they also had a shop that sold to the walk in trade.

There was always a couple of crates of bits and pieces no doubt from old chaps’ sheds. I used to get the occasional decent tool, but the bulk of it was strange things with that oily, surface rust feel that had me thinking ‘now what on earth is that?’ Just like the OP’s photo.

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Yes I think that Bottletopbill ,Tightchoke and Kernel gadaffi are right, it`s the bike spoke tightener (and loosener) thingy.

Cannot remember when I last used it, haven`t had a bike for years, but you never know, may come in useful one day :whistling:.

Thanks everyone, 

OB

 

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Needs labelling and putting in the “useful box” just encase you find it again in a few years and wonder what its for. :)

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2 hours ago, blackbird said:

When did you last use it  😀

🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Posted (edited)

You have me curious about this thing myself now. I wish someone would come along and say categorically what it is. I don't really buy the bike spoke thing. Forget the last part. Found it!...a selection of spoke keys.

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Edited by Retsdon

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4 hours ago, old'un said:

I used to have one of them but I cant for the life of me remember what it was for. :)

did your penny farthing have metal spokes then dave ?:innocent:.

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1 hour ago, Retsdon said:

You have me curious about this thing myself now. I wish someone would come along and say categorically what it is. I don't really buy the bike spoke thing. Forget the last part. Found it!...a selection of spoke keys.

Oh those with little faith!:rolleyes:

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52 minutes ago, mel b3 said:

did your penny farthing have metal spokes then dave ?.

Cant remember now. :lol:

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