I’ve been given this bike since it wasn’t used. It has this thing attached to the frame on the rear wheel. Does anyone know what it is for?accessory

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    How old is the bike? That looks like a really old rear light clamp, for lights that take a couple of D-cell batteries (i.e. this sort of thing )
    – Diado
    Aug 1 '18 at 10:43
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    @Diado Please don't post answers as comments. Aug 1 '18 at 11:11
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    @DavidRicherby As I said, it looks like - doesn't mean it is, it could be for a large number of things, hence it only warranting a comment.
    – Diado
    Aug 1 '18 at 11:20
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    @Diado If you think your answer might be wrong, it's even more important to post it as an answer. If you post it as a comment, you bypass the site's biggest quality-control mechanism by only allowing up-votes. Aug 1 '18 at 15:04
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    @DavidRicherby It was an exploratory comment asking for more information and offering a possibility in passing. You've gone ahead and posted it as an answer anyway, so the issue is moot.
    – Diado
    Aug 1 '18 at 15:07

It's a bracket for holding an old style light like these

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Photo from Amazon

  • I had a set of those in the 90's. I mostly remember the pathetic light output. Aug 1 '18 at 11:23
  • Isn’t what I’ve got too huge compared to these ones? That must have been a massive light? :-/
    – Neeku
    Aug 1 '18 at 20:01
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    @Neeku They’re huge. The reflector/light part is 7-8 cm across and they take C type batteries or even larger. This is from the days before halogen bulbs and LEDs. Aug 2 '18 at 7:26

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