• Griffin

    “Mysterious black piece of mounting hardware at the base of stem—check!” Hilarious!

    I’m guessing it might be an unusually located bell?

    • http://oldtenspeedgallery.com The Ten-Speed Dreamer

      You are indeed correct on the Mysterious black piece… In an email after my post, Jan confirmed that that is a bell. I’m just not familiar with those, I prefer one of these to announce my presence.

    • J. Valentin

      Absolutely right – it´s a bell! The law over here demands bells on bicycles. It`s also a demand if you want to participate in amateur races, which is fairly common here in Sweden. The most well-known is Vätternrundan which is about 70 US-miles long and is partly going on during both night and day. Since you`re racing on public ways the vehicles must apply to the traffic-law.