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Old 04-18-19, 09:13 AM
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Stuck pedal, sharp chainring =

3 stitches on my knuckle. I knew better but got careless.
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Old 04-18-19, 09:50 AM
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HATE when that happens.
I tried to be SO careful when installing the Chinese steel timing cover on the 350 Chevy I'm building, but the edges were sharp enough to shave with.
I should have dressed the edges with a file before making the attempt.
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stitches! darn! sympathies. a happy day was when I splurged for an antique pedal wrench. I prefer to position it so I am grasping the wrench arm & crank arm, so I can squeeze them together
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Safest way is to remove the crank and put it in a vise!
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15mm wrench and rubber mallet.
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I just removed two stitches from 10 days ago. Half filled sparkling water bottle dropped, and exploded, a shard tore through my sock and when I looked down my white sock was dyed RED. so it goes.

I need to remind my son frequently, think about what would happen if things slipped off or skipped... feel for you. things happen.
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Originally Posted by repechage View Post
I just removed two stitches from 10 days ago. Half filled sparkling water bottle dropped, and exploded, a shard tore through my sock and when I looked down my white sock was dyed RED. so it goes.

I need to remind my son frequently, think about what would happen if things slipped off or skipped... feel for you. things happen.
?? How does a water bottle explode?

Edit: glass?
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Pain is just weakness leaving your body.

I ain't got time to bleed.
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Originally Posted by TenGrainBread View Post
Safest way is to remove the crank and put it in a vise!
Even so, I like to wear leather gloves when removing pedals from drive side cranks. Been bitten too many times.
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HATE when that happens.
I tried to be SO careful when installing the Chinese steel timing cover on the 350 Chevy I'm building, but the edges were sharp enough to shave with.
Well I hope it was at least a chrome one.
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Shark bite!!!
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?? How does a water bottle explode?

Edit: glass?
Carbon ingredients!
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
3 stitches on my knuckle. I knew better but got careless.
The rest of us just don't tell anyone.
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Well I hope it was at least a chrome one.
Might have made all the blood more bearable. Painted cover had to come off to slide a bigger cam into a stock spec crate engine. Worst part was that in order to clean up all the blood, I also had to clean off all the fresh RTV so I could make another attempt later. An ER tech once told me that fingers and faces seem to bleed the worst.
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Carbon ingredients!
So it's not just the bikes that explode!
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An ER tech once told me that fingers and faces seem to bleed the worst.
That they do. Both faces and hands are very vascular.
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3 stitches on my knuckle. I knew better but got careless.
Chicks dig scars
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Chicks dig scars
oh man, so true, took a rake to the face a cpl yrs ago & got a nice black eye. the hottest woman at work, in a very flirty way, said: "I like it"
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Yeah, punching the chainring while trying to remove a stubborn pedal was the first time I seriously hurt myself wrenching on bikes. I learned a painful lesson that day,
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO View Post
?? How does a water bottle explode?

Edit: glass?
S.Pellegrino - Glass. Don't like plastic.
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I have a nice, 3" long scar on the inside of my left wrist caused by a slip of one of my plate steel chain whips, mentioned in another thread here. I just never got around to de-burring it.
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Chicks dig scars
That wears off. Trust me on that.
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That wears off. Trust me on that.
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Yea verily, I forgot the sarcasm smilie when I posted that one. My wife is tired of my cut up old body, surgeon suggested I see about either velcro or zippers wafer my 16th major surgery.

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Putting the chain on the big ring first can help reduce risk.
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