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paredown
07-11-2017, 11:03 AM
Been watching this Bilenky touring bike on the 'Bay.

Bit of a frankenbike (eyelets added it looks like), but I have no idea what this headtube attachment is--and could it be removed?

icepick_trotsky
07-11-2017, 11:05 AM
Clamp for a light or some kind of custom bag?

djdj
07-11-2017, 11:17 AM
Aero position for riders with tiny hands.

veggieburger
07-11-2017, 11:21 AM
Allows you to put your feet up, so you can go "wheeeeeee!" down steep hills.

bigreen505
07-11-2017, 11:25 AM
It's where you mount your aggressive driver defense system (small missiles).

ultraman6970
07-11-2017, 01:34 PM
Thats to put your pet bird in there.

seanile
07-11-2017, 02:01 PM
it's a cigar tube.

edit: ^my 1000th post :rolleyes:

Doug Fattic
07-11-2017, 02:16 PM
I'm guessing it is a mount for a light or computer or some other accessory where there isn't room or the owner does not want it attached to his handlebar. On a take apart bike those accessories are not disturbed when the handlebars are removed for packing.

AngryScientist
07-11-2017, 02:21 PM
that bike sure looks like it may have a story or two to tell. i like it.

junkfood
07-11-2017, 02:34 PM
I would definitely nail my knee on that at some point.

Jake

Mark McM
07-11-2017, 02:40 PM
I'm guessing it is a mount for a light or computer or some other accessory where there isn't room or the owner does not want it attached to his handlebar. On a take apart bike those accessories are not disturbed when the handlebars are removed for packing.

That was my first thought, but then I looked at the cable routing. The position of the head tube attachment and the derailleur and brake cables guarantees interference with anything mounted onto them, especially as the handlebars are turned side to side. If they were meant for mounting lights or a bag, it is a very poor solution.

AngryScientist
07-11-2017, 02:47 PM
i wonder if it's some solution to protect the frame in the case? like moto sliders??

http://articles.dashzracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2000-2003-Suzuki-GSXR-600-Frame-Sliders-dashzracing-600x451.jpg

djdj
07-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Built-in handlebar alignment guide.

echelon_john
07-11-2017, 03:16 PM
Travel bike. (Couplers)

So maybe a standoff for the case?

bmeryman
07-11-2017, 09:47 PM
Hammerhead touring bike. How wide is it?

Plum Hill
07-11-2017, 10:25 PM
Email Bilenky and ask.

chairmandave
07-12-2017, 01:41 AM
Rohloff shifter mount?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MN2nbZoZUeM/Umm-1RWGeII/AAAAAAAAA1M/c4AAQ-fOsTs/s1600/Rodriguez+Makeshift+Tandem+Rohloff_handlebars.jpg

nighthawk
07-12-2017, 02:54 AM
Stabalizing rod and attachment point for sidecar.

Louis
07-12-2017, 02:56 AM
Extra-high highway pegs.

jasonification
07-12-2017, 03:19 AM
clamp for a light or some kind of custom bag?

+1

schwa86
07-12-2017, 06:20 AM
Re removal -- the head tube must be intact and it must be mitered to fit there, so you'd think they could take it off. The Bilenky folks are pretty responsive if you want to ask questions (at least they were when I had my couplers installed a few years ago)

adampaiva
07-12-2017, 09:17 AM
I asked in a previous auction. He replied:

Isn t it great! I have never seen another like it. I guess you could put accessories on it? When I took the bike too work I could lean the bike against a pole resting on it rather than the frame

So don't think they know. Unless it really is just for leaning. Very odd, thats for sure.