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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:43 pm 
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2p is twice the weight of a 1p and four times the weight of a half p piece. Great for calibrating scales. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Ah, this takes me back to way back when, where the bike shops had cases of ti bolts on the counter, and kids would spend their pocket money saving up to upgrade a few bolts here or there...

Oh, and more often than not, slap them on some fairly low-end bike...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:31 pm 
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2p is twice the weight of a 1p and four times the weight of a half p piece
Ah...decimalisation/metrication...A big bag of copper is worth the same, whatever the mix of coins...brilliant, I didn't know that.

Weighing my loose change in an idle moment of investigation, I see that this also works for 20p/50p and 5p/10p. 8)

I bet it wasn't that easy before 1971...how many farthings to the florin was it?
Now where's my 7/64" Allen key?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:28 pm 
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BertR00t wrote:
2p is twice the weight of a 1p and four times the weight of a half p piece. Great for calibrating scales. 8)


Weighing something other than bike parts, eh?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:53 pm 
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if i buy lightweight parts.......it has the added bonus of making my wallet lighter!! :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:18 pm 
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it has the added bonus of making my wallet lighter
Especially if you buy the part with loose change.. 100 20p pieces weigh a whole lot more than one £20 note...or doesn't it work like that :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:55 am 
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Talking of old money etc, when I was a tool room apprentice I was given this as it was worn as wasn't much use for accuracy but was good for the table on the reverse. Must be quite old. Nice. Treasure it.


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