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Old 11-12-11, 11:19 PM   #1
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Which one of you jokers did it?

Who left the bailing wire in the road in Mountain View last night? It got wrapped around my derailleur pulley and almost ruined my evening.

I have it if you want it back.
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Old 11-13-11, 02:34 AM   #2
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wut?
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Old 11-13-11, 08:04 AM   #3
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No thanks. I'm done with it. You can keep it.
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Old 11-13-11, 08:24 AM   #4
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I'm guessing it was this guy
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Old 11-13-11, 11:10 AM   #5
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Baling wire? Score!
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Old 11-13-11, 12:17 PM   #6
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We use sisal, not wire. Not any more fun in your derailleur, as far as I know.
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Old 11-13-11, 12:18 PM   #7
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On the other hand, if your derailleur was gunked up with peanut butter and chocolate, I would be a prime suspect.
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Old 11-13-11, 12:34 PM   #8
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I'd check PC2's muffler for a fresh coat hanger wire.
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No sir, wasn't me.
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Old 11-13-11, 07:27 PM   #10
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Old 11-13-11, 07:46 PM   #11
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The trapped almost worked!!!! Uh... I mean I don't anything about it.
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Old 11-13-11, 10:14 PM   #12
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Bailing wire?? And you didn't break anything? That stuff is strong!
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Old 11-13-11, 10:23 PM   #13
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Probably the same a-hole who left the fishing line where I picked it up in my RD last year! (Why do rear derailleurs always pick up this junk?)
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Old 11-13-11, 11:46 PM   #14
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Bailing wire?? And you didn't break anything? That stuff is strong!
I know!! For a second, I thought the tiagra RD on my mini-velo had gone *crunch*. But no, I look down and there is wire sticking out of it. Took me 10 minutes to get it out, and I wasn't sure it hadn't destroyed the pulley wheel until I was done.

It's now sitting atop my dresser with the 2" plastic piece that went in and through the rear tire on my utility bike a couple of weeks ago. I've had great luck lately, apparently.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:08 AM   #15
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You certainly lucked out.
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Old 11-14-11, 07:16 AM   #16
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FYI: One bails water, one bales hay.

Of course if it caused a launch, then I suppose it could be called bailing wire.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:03 PM   #17
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Is it then spelled "baling wire"? In that case, I apologize for the error, I hadn't considered that before.
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Was it this guy?

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Is it actual wire? Where I'm from (SE Ohio) we use baling twine.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:35 PM   #20
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Is it actual wire? Where I'm from (SE Ohio) we use baling twine.
Yeah, it was wire all right. Not jacketed electrical conductor sort of wire, but more like tying rebar together or chain link together sort of wire. A good 6-8 inches of it.
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Old 11-14-11, 12:56 PM   #21
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At least it wasn't barbed wire
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