Attic What IZIT #18
by Bikeman • October 04, 2023
We had a lot of fun with the Attic What IZIT back in the day. We'd dig up some of the more obscure parts hiding here and put it out to our loyal visitors to come up with what it is. Bikeman would always know of course but it was entertaining to see how long it would take for someone else to come up with the correct answer. We would post the answer so the winner could take a victory lap. In the event of multiple correct answers we would post the most complete or creative one. We'll try to dust one of these off each week and keep the excitement going of what will pop up next.
Originally Published early in this century
We think this edition will be a bit easier than our last go around but give it some thought. Your initial guess may lead you off course. The winning answer should include the Manufacturer, Model Name and how it the product was used. A true Attic Veteran will construct his or her answer in a very creative manner. As always personal experience garners large amounts of bonus points.
This edition proved tougher than Bikeman originally anticipated, add that to the fact that we have been on an Attic hiatus for quite a while, and the result is we do not have a winner. Here is what were looking for.
The product name is the Onza Wedge-It Kit and it was designed to wedge into your handlebars as extensions on which you would mount your barends. The idea is two fold. One you are able to maintain your original handlebar width. Back in the day this was important as you had probably already cut your bars down to the smallest width you could tolerate and there was no room for installing barends. The other cool feature is that it would allow you to ride barends safely on a very light weight aluminum bar. Many of the "Old School" aluminum bars where not thick enough or strong enough to take the pressure of a barend clamp. This kit helped to solve this problem. The packaging reads "Exact Kit NORBA Pros Use" ...So why did this product not succeed?