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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:33 pm 
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i have seen countless bottom brackets made by chris king so premium money but look like they have used a pair of mole grips or stilsons to fit them so chewed up notches on the cups etc. it pains me to see it as i was after a second hand one but almost all that came along had suffered appalling toolmanship!!! its just mental that someone would go the extra mile to buy a king bb and then skimp on laying out a tenner or so for the right tool to fit it!


oh and have to take the opportunity to get a quick moan in. stop calling your bike a `SHE!` its not grand old steam engine or a ship. its a bike. phew! i have to get that out of my system every now and then. and dont get me started on `BURLY RIG`!!!!! ha!!!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:47 pm 
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adlyhobart wrote:
stop calling your bike a `SHE!` its not grand old steam engine or a ship.


True, she's not.

:twisted:

Yeah, it never ceases to amaze me how people will indeed spend hundreds on components but then don't buy the proper tools.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:49 pm 
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a hammer is the right tool sometimes though


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:41 pm 
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a hammer is the right tool sometimes though.

indeed it is and i use mine liberally! ha! "he" is a estwing.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:03 pm 
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Maybe it isnt the supposedly poor tools?

I agree about calling a bike she or a specific name. Especially when someone mentions it as you know they are on about their bike, 'so is that your mrs then?'.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:27 pm 
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we are mostly all loonies when it comes to bikes and the lengths we all go to but ive always found the "she" thing a bit cheesy. i have christened cars before though never nice ones and mostly in anger.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:46 pm 
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adlyhobart wrote:
a hammer is the right tool sometimes though.

indeed it is and i use mine liberally! ha! "he" is a estwing.


Unless its the leather grip version ...............................


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