A bunch of really scary looking cracks in the clear coat on a carbon fork that turned out to be wind-dried Strawberry PowerGel.ari said:I was just removing my saddle when I found this: apparently, some confused bee tried to sting my K-Force Light seatpost. So, what's the strangest thing you've found while working on your bike?
David Kirk said:Working in a shop too many years ago I was overhauling the BB on some cheap 10speed and I found a headset stuffed in the BB along with the bottom bracket stuff.
That one put a smile on my face for a week.
chaduardo said:I was overhauling a bike that I bought on ebay and found a corn kernel in the chainstay. Still haven't come up rational explanation for that.
Bonus!Chris T said:Not my bike, but I was in the local shop one day a few years back chatting with the mechanic. He pulled the seatpost out of this bike and found a neatly tucked away ziplock baggie of weed. "Dope" comes to mind for a couple of reasons! Oh yeah, this was in North Vancouver, so probably not all that uncommon!
is that a Stingray?oldbikesrock said:I chill at a local alternative bike shop where anyone can come in and work on their bike. One time a bunch of guys I know came in, and one of them was being a bit of a jackass. So his friends distracted him, took his bike, and stuffed a dead mouse in the BB shell, and reassembled the BB. Left it a little loose on purpose. Had him redo his BB. bit of a nasty shock. Funny as hell though. And then there's this.....
As you noted this is not uncommon; cyclist and motorcyclists were not the first to note the insulating properties of newspaper. It's common to find them behind walls and under old linoleum (sp?). It's fun because you can date the year any work was done. We've found pocket knives, medicine bottles, beer cans etc in walls. My brother found some doll's, an interesting wire hangar, photo's, and coins to while renovating his house.Cory said:In the non-bike category, about the time I started working for the Reno paper, my wife and I bought an old house to "restore" (coming along fine--we're half done after 26 years...). When I cut open a wall to make an alcove for the refrigerator, I found a complete, yellowed but intact June 1903 copy of the same paper. Apparently it was common in those days to lay newspapers inside the walls to block wind, because my 80-something neighbor wasn't surprised