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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:13 am 
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Working on one of my bikes today and went to make a nice cuppa once I'd finished. Went to pick up the cup and it felt like a knife had gone through my finger. Dropped the cup and smashed it (luckily I hadn't put anything in it yet).

When I looked I had one of those really small metal splinters in my finger. Why is it that you never feel them go in but they always hurt like hell at the worst possible moment? :?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:38 am 
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as a member of the electricians guild im not allowed to drop/not drink/drink quickly any cup of tea offered ....its against the rules....dropping a cuppa would be a sacking offence...ps my fav is kneeling on a ball bearing.....thats just sooooo much fun that one.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:04 am 
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ive managed to cut myself on the foil that seals a jar of coffee before :roll:

jabbing your thumb on some scruffy frayed brake cable was an occurring problem in the shop and i seemed to slice my fingers open far too often when putting grease into cone hubs


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taking chainsets off used to always remove skin from my knuckles all the time


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:17 am 
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Cutting hubs out of a pair of wheels (old chromed spokes, not worth saving) I slipped and put out my hand to catch myself. Put my full weight on the end of a freshly snipped spoke, which went straight into the palm of my hand and out the other side...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 pm 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Cutting hubs out of a pair of wheels (old chromed spokes, not worth saving) I slipped and put out my hand to catch myself. Put my full weight on the end of a freshly snipped spoke, which went straight into the palm of my hand and out the other side...


i feel ill


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:40 pm 
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perry wrote:
......i seemed to slice my fingers open far too often when putting grease into cone hubs


That's why I always use a grease gun. :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:59 pm 
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yep been meaning to get one for 15 years :lol: they keep passing me by :(

who makes them other than pace ? is there a motoring equivalent ? ( i keep looking for something but can never find something similar )


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:04 pm 
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perry wrote:
yep been meaning to get one for 15 years :lol: they keep passing me by :(

who makes them other than pace ? is there a motoring equivalent ? ( i keep looking for something but can never find something similar )


I've had mine for about that long! :lol:

Finishline, Weldtite and Answer Manitou among others make them (these are the ones that screw on to the tube). If you want a 'proper' one then Ison Distribution do the Dualco gun, but you have to fill it up yourself from a tub.

Here: http://www.ison-distribution.com/ison/e ... brand=DUAL


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:15 pm 
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great :D

ive been using the same tub of bullshot for about 8 years . i remember getting it and frank the shop owner saying "get the larger , itl work out cheaper" and it has :lol:

saw a tub of the stuff go on ebay a while ago , didnt know there was a market for old grease :lol:


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