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 Post subject: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Need some single ring chain bolts but I have a glut of doubles, just gonna grind some down to fit. Does this make me a tight arse?

Anyone else have a make do and mend attitude?


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 Post subject: Re: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Nothing wrong with that...8)


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 Post subject: Re: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:51 pm 
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If you were Scots you wouldn't be tight, you'd be careful and there's nowt wrang wi that yous sasenachs :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:52 pm 
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velomaniac wrote:
If you were Scots you wouldn't be tight, you'd be careful and there's nowt wrang wi that yous sasenachs :lol:


Funny you should say that my fathers side were of scottish descent :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:20 pm 
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no, but don't need to grind down, chain ring round other way so bolt not recessed, and / or washer

as an aside I thought Sasenachs was originally more an abuse by one Scot, a highlander to another, a lowlander, that they had English tendencies or trying to pretend to be English as it suited them, gaining favour etc and denying their Scottish / Highland heritage - but could be wrong ? This would be consistent with the generally accepted view that the word itself is derived from term for a saxon


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 Post subject: Re: Am I tight?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:45 pm 
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WD Pro wrote:
The chain ring bolts from Toronto wouldn’t fit – they weren’t long enough for the XTR setup (only a couple of threads engaging) and the next size up was to long :?

I had some new / spare Ti granny bolts (bought off here) so I modified them to suit. Doing this in the garage with hand tools is not recommended … :lol:

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Left - Standard Toronto Cycles bolt.
Middle - My modified bolt.
Right - Standard granny bolt that got fettled.
Front row - Finished nut / bolt (I got the double hex head type).

WD :D


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