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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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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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    Look! My Spine! RubenX's Avatar
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    wut?
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    No thanks. I'm done with it. You can keep it.
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    I'm guessing it was this guy

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    Baling wire? Score!
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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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    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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    I'd check PC2's muffler for a fresh coat hanger wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    I'm guessing it was this guy
    No sir, wasn't me.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    No sir, wasn't me.
    oh...I guess I was mistaken.

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    The trapped almost worked!!!! Uh... I mean I don't anything about it.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Bailing wire?? And you didn't break anything? That stuff is strong!
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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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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
    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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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    You certainly lucked out.
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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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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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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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    derailleurs are overrated bigbenaugust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynesworld View Post
    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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    At least it wasn't barbed wire

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