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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:54 pm 
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Currently stripping a frame and transferring the parts onto another.

In the past I did this with all the essential tools needed.

Now the most essential things I need is to remember both my pairs of glasses. Normal ones and my reading glasses for fiddly bits. There are screws and nuts on bits of the bike I can barely see now without my readers.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:07 pm 
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is there a 'justgiving' page you can link us to?! :P


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:12 pm 
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twain wrote:
is there a 'justgiving' page you can link us to?! :P


Right now I'd be happy if someone would just give me a chain tool as I can't find mine!! :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I am getting better as I get older, I used to hate my dad saying things like 'a place for everything and everything in its place' :)

Now I am turning into him, I have to get really organised before I start something, plan, plan and plan. The trouble is though I am getting too cautious :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:41 pm 
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Bitd I was incredibly quick, strong, efficient and experienced doing all these strips down / builds. Having to relearn a lot of the old tricks and I take my time now as I'm not keen on skinning knuckles or bits if brake cable sticking in me :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:47 pm 
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M-Power wrote:
Bitd I was incredibly quick, strong, efficient and experienced doing all these strips down / builds. Having to relearn a lot of the old tricks and I take my time now as I'm not keen on skinning knuckles or bits if brake cable sticking in me :lol:


OUCH - the old brake cable splinters :(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:13 pm 
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Tazio wrote:
Now the most essential things I need is to remember both my pairs of glasses. Normal ones and my reading glasses for fiddly bits.


I don't wear regular glasses, so having glasses on hand is foreign. With the reading glasses I now need I either didn't have available when I needed them or misplaced them. Solution was to put a pair everywhere. One on my desk at home, one on my desk at work, one on my workbench in the garage, and one in the glove box of the car.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:02 am 
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FMJ wrote:
Tazio wrote:
Now the most essential things I need is to remember both my pairs of glasses. Normal ones and my reading glasses for fiddly bits.


I don't wear regular glasses, so having glasses on hand is foreign. With the reading glasses I now need I either didn't have available when I needed them or misplaced them. Solution was to put a pair everywhere. One on my desk at home, one on my desk at work, one on my workbench in the garage, and one in the glove box of the car.


+a pair on every machine, a pair of each strength in my trouser pockets and a tool box draw that is now full of broken or scratched pairs that I can make another pair from if needed. I often find I have 3 or more pairs on my head. I use strength for looking at stuff 18inches away, another set for 12" away and bother pairs for close up. Oh yes I buy them in different frame colors for the different strengths.
Then I have the unfeasibly large ones I picked up, they are great for welding, if they slip down my nose I am still looking through them.
Glasses are a real pain and I have no idea how people manage who have worn them all their lives. Just looked behind my monitor 11 pairs, all a bit scratched.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:52 am 
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widowmaker wrote:
I have to get really organised before I start something, plan, plan and plan.


It's no use me planning out the work for the day, by the time I get from the house to the garage I've forgotten what the plan was.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:23 am 
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Try two pairs of glasses at once! one for astigmatism with readers tucked behind them. Not a good look. Very Professor Brainstawm.

And bending down........................ :facepalm:


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