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Old 03-11-09, 03:51 PM   #1
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Park Tool SR-1 Chain Whip Fixed my Toilet!

Flushed the toilet today only to have the handle break. Popped the lid on the toilet and tried to unscrew it with my hand. It was on too tight. Grabbed a rag so the plastic nut wouldn't dig into my skin. Still couldn't get it off. I went into my brothers tool bag to look for pliers. None. I had no tools upstairs in my house and was to lazy to go downstairs to the garage. The only tool I had available was my Park Tool Sprocket Remover / Chain Whip in my bedroom. I grabbed it and it fit the nut on the toilet handle perfectly!

Who would have thought that such a specific bike tool would work on a toilet.

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Old 03-11-09, 04:02 PM   #2
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Why don't you rig up some Dura Ace ST-7900 as your new toilet handle?
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I can say he's a thinking man,who else could have pull that off?
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I have to wonder why one would have a chain whip in their bedroom...
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I have to wonder why one would have a chain whip in their bedroom...
lol i guess it is a bit strange but i keep my bike and all cycling related things in my room.
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"Would all patrons please refrain from pulling on the chain, while the train is standing at the station."

- Old admonishment to not flush the loo while a train was at a station back in the day when trains dumped their waste in the tracks.
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I have a pipe wrench with a big fat chain that looks like a gigantic chain whip.
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... tried to unscrew it with my hand. It was on too tight. Grabbed a rag so the plastic nut wouldn't dig into my skin. Still couldn't get it off.
Turning the nut the right way??? Most of the handle nuts I've dealt with were left hand threads ...
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So did you replace the handle with a BRIFTER?
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Turning the nut the right way??? Most of the handle nuts I've dealt with were left hand threads ...
Yea I was turning it the right way (they are left handed threads).

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So did you replace the handle with a BRIFTER?
No, I don't want any brakes slowing down my flushing speed.
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I don't want any brakes slowing down my flushing speed.
Damn straight, when you gotta go, you gotta go fast.
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Now all you need is the Park TP-1 to complete the theme.
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Now all you need is the Park TP-1 to complete the theme.
Two Look pedals bolted to the floor might be a nice touch.
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Build it up into the cyclist's version of this:

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I'm not going to say a word....
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Go ahead, you know you want to.
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Flushed the toilet today only to have the handle break. Popped the lid on the toilet and tried to unscrew it with my hand. It was on too tight. Grabbed a rag so the plastic nut wouldn't dig into my skin. Still couldn't get it off. I went into my brothers tool bag to look for pliers. None. I had no tools upstairs in my house and was to lazy to go downstairs to the garage. The only tool I had available was my Park Tool Sprocket Remover / Chain Whip in my bedroom. I grabbed it and it fit the nut on the toilet handle perfectly!

Who would have thought that such a specific bike tool would work on a toilet.

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I can say he's a thinking man,who else could have pull that off?
Not really any different than using any other sort of chain-wrench really

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...=Search+Images
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Not really any different than using any other sort of chain-wrench really

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl...=Search+Images
Maybe I should have been clearer. I did not use the chain whip part. I used the hex part that is for removing the cassette.
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