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Old 04-22-05, 03:56 AM   #1
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My Mole Grips

i dont start threads very often, but my friend made me these punk rock DIY mole grips, and i think they deserve their very own thread.
i mean look at 'em, he's welded on a 5mm allen key, and a couple of screwdrivers. the've even got an H for my name!
molegrips are my favourite tool ever!
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Old 04-22-05, 07:02 AM   #2
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That's the first I've ever heard them referred to as "molegrips".
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Old 04-22-05, 07:08 AM   #3
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what do u call em?
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Vise grips.

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Old 04-22-05, 07:47 AM   #5
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Well they're mole grips over here, old chap. Damned Yanks!
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Freakin' Limey's! Why do you all have to have funny names for everything?
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Dude - they are really cool . Look like the tool version of a triceratops
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Well they're mole grips over here, old chap. Damned Yanks!
quite right that man!one must never travel without ones molesgrips.
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While it is a pretty cool tool I can't really think of anything I would want to use vice(mole) grips for on my bike. I wouldn't go anywhere near my track nuts with those.
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Old 04-22-05, 08:50 AM   #10
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Are they called mole grips because you pull the moles out of their holes with them?
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Old 04-22-05, 08:56 AM   #11
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No idea, old bean. Nor has Google or Wikipedia. A bit of a mystery, what?
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my mate calls them moles t1ts, but he's just a bit strange.
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Old 04-22-05, 09:31 AM   #13
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While it is a pretty cool tool I can't really think of anything I would want to use vice(mole) grips for on my bike. I wouldn't go anywhere near my track nuts with those.
they work pretty well on stripped spoke nipples...
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Old 04-22-05, 09:37 AM   #14
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my mate calls them moles t1ts, but he's just a bit strange.
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they work pretty well on stripped spoke nipples...
Molenips??
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Old 04-22-05, 09:49 AM   #15
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not bad
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Go throw 'em in your boot already.
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Old 04-22-05, 10:44 AM   #17
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Go throw 'em in your boot already.
do you mean the one in the lorry? next to the bobby sitting on the rubbish bin? bollocks, innit!
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Yeah I keep mine in the boot next to my spanner. If I have to stop at a phone box, I can get them both quickly that way.
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Old 04-22-05, 11:18 AM   #19
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moley, moley, moley-grips.
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Looks like the world's largest roach clip...I hope you don't smoke "****" with that thing

Dogs Bollox!
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Old 04-22-05, 01:30 PM   #21
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its all gone a bit pete tong here
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I suppose if you are on your Jacks it might come in handy.

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Old 04-22-05, 02:29 PM   #23
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Well "Vise Grip" is a trademarked name
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now that looks like a truely great film!
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