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Old January 8th 11, 08:39 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Personally I had a very un-outstanding year when it came to finding
things. One extraordinarily ordinary day, though. I have always
understood why there are always loose tools on the road, and even loose
change. But I've never been so sure just why I'm always finding stray
towels and tableware.

My find of the year: all four, in one ride. A 7/16" inch crescent, a
quarter, a small towel (they're always the small ones), and a spoon.
The only thing that would have made the Grand Slam more perfect would
have been if it had been the proverbial "fork in the road."


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Old January 9th 11, 05:05 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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One thing that puzzled me was finding table knives and teaspoons, but
never, never forks.

Once I stopped to pick up an open pocket knife that had been run over,
thinking that the next person to run over it would lose a tire -- to
my surprise, it was still in operating condition and I used it until I
mislaid it.

Haven't found anything interesting since moving into town.

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Old January 9th 11, 05:40 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Jan 9, 12:05*am, Joy Beeson wrote:
One thing that puzzled me was finding table knives and teaspoons, but
never, never forks. *

Once I stopped to pick up an open pocket knife that had been run over,
thinking that the next person to run over it would lose a tire -- to
my surprise, it was still in operating condition and I used it until I
mislaid it.


If you happened to mislay it in the road, it's saga may still be
continuing.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 9th 11, 05:50 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Jan 8, 3:39*pm, wrote:
* *Personally I had a very un-outstanding year when it came to finding
things. *One extraordinarily ordinary day, though. *I have always
understood why there are always loose tools on the road, and even loose
change. *But I've never been so sure just why I'm always finding stray
towels and tableware.

* *My find of the year: all four, in one ride. *A 7/16" inch crescent, a
quarter, a small towel (they're always the small ones), and a spoon. *
The only thing that would have made the Grand Slam more perfect would
have been if it had been the proverbial "fork in the road."

Bill

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*_`\(,_ *| Ron: * Not on its own. *Trolls are really stupid.
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I had my best year ever for road finds, but it was nearly much better.

Narrow two-lane road, lots of traffic, and I was controlling the lane
riding west on a 30 mph downhill, when I saw something in the road.
"Was that a cell phone? Or maybe an iPod?" I pulled over at the
first opportunity, about 200 yards, and waited for traffic to clear,
then began riding back east, uphill.

Sure enough, it looked like a perfect iPod lying screen up, dead
center in the westbound lane, plus some other stuff. Again, too much
traffic both ways. I rode about 100 feet past it and pulled into a
drive on the left and waited for traffic to clear.

After about 30 seconds, I had enough gap to head back downhill. In
that amount of time, someone had run it over, despite it being dead
center in the lane. Its touch screen was smashed.

I picked it up anyway (and still intend to dissect it, just for fun).
But what a near miss!

Anyway, next to the iPod was a Nintendo DSi, in perfect working
condition except for one button that was abraded and stuck as a result
of its fall. I repaired that easily. The DSi became a gift for my
neice.

Other than that, I found one really nice set of Vice Grips.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 9th 11, 06:26 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On 1/8/2011 11:50 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
Other than that, I found one really nice set of Vice Grips.

^^^^
Kinky!

Or did you mean "Vise-Grip [1] locking pliers"?

[1] http://www.irwin.com/tools/brands/vise-grip

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Old January 9th 11, 04:11 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On Jan 9, 1:26*am, Tm Shermn _ ""twshermanREMOVE\"@THI
$southslope.net" wrote:
On 1/8/2011 11:50 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote: Other than that, I found one really nice set of Vice Grips.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *^^^^
Kinky!

Or did you mean "Vise-Grip [1] locking pliers"?

[1] http://www.irwin.com/tools/brands/vise-grip


That's the kind. It's the only type I know about.

- Frank Krygowski
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Old January 10th 11, 01:16 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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On 1/9/2011 6:23 PM, Phil W Lee wrote:
Tºm Shermªn™ " considered
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 00:26:48 -0600 the perfect time to write:

On 1/8/2011 11:50 PM, Frank Krygowski wrote:
Other than that, I found one really nice set of Vice Grips.

^^^^
Kinky!

Or did you mean "Vise-Grip™ [1] locking pliers"?

[1]http://www.irwin.com/tools/brands/vise-grip


Maybe they'd immigrated from the UK?


The generic term is "locking pliers". "Vise-Grips" is a registered
trademark.

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Old January 10th 11, 02:03 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Tom Sherman wrote:

Other than that, I found one really nice set of Vice Grips.


Kinky!


Or did you mean "Vise-Grip™ [1] locking pliers"?


[1]http://www.irwin.com/tools/brands/vise-grip


Maybe they'd immigrated from the UK?


The generic term is "locking pliers". "Vise-Grips" is a registered
trademark.


That goes also for Crescent Wrench but I doub't that the Crescent tool
company minds the term to be in common use. It halps sales more than
is immediately apparent.

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Old January 11th 11, 08:16 AM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Joy Beeson wrote:

One thing that puzzled me was finding table knives and teaspoons, but
never, never forks.


Those are usually somewhere near the Slawson Cutoff.

Seriously, I find them all the time.


Bill


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