anybody used to clip these on their spokes 70s/80s

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by damj, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. damj

    damj Well-Known Member

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  2. r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    Were they the closure thingies for bags of bread?
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  3. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Loch side.
    Were those things around in the 70s?

    But in short no. Why? What does it do?
  4. OP

    damj Well-Known Member

    May have been a local thing, they just clipped on your spokes, in various colours. Mates used to have competitions how many they could collect.
  5. FishFright

    FishFright Über Member

    My mates and I did back in the 70's , and the card in the spoke for vroomy noises
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  6. OP

    damj Well-Known Member

    Yep that's the one
  7. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    Not on my spokes but they were a bugger for brake efficiency. Especially when you nearly had a full outers worth right back up to the lever
  8. Jody

    Jody Über legend of a forum GOD!

    I thought Spokey Dokeys were for your wheels and bread tags were for cable outers

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  9. OP

    damj Well-Known Member

    Nar couldn't afford those
  10. IIRC we used clothes pegs to hold bits of folded card to the stays, poking into the spokes. Sounded good...for about 5 minutes.
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  11. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Staff Member

    Bits of cut up ice cream container lids lasted longer..
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  12. Ice cream? You had a posher upbringing than i did!
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  13. Zimbob

    Zimbob Well-Known Member

    When I were a lad in t'80s we used to tuck our Grifter's mudflaps up and under, they used to make a great sound until the soft rubber wore through :becool:
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  14. r04DiE

    r04DiE 300km a week through London on a road bike.

    I never put anything on my spokes, or anything on the bike that wasn't of use. I'm the same now - can't stand tat on the bike!
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  15. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    North Baddesley
    70s I was too old for that........
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