WestcoastPete wrote:Heading out with friends the other evening, in a bit of a rush. Realized I hadn't changed my pedals back to platforms after a long ride using spd's the day before. No worries, easy to swap. I'm usually pretty specific about this process after slipping and punching the chainrings once before; I usually set it up so I push the tool downwards to crack the thread, away from the chainrings.
But I was in a hurry. I can catch it when it goes and not punch the chainrings.
Actually, no I can't. Big, well lubed teeth marks across my knuckles.
Been there more times than I should have lol. Copped a similar injury yesterday when pulling a broken vacuum cleaner apart to strip the copper from the motor, the spring that reels in the power cord is seriously strong and when I just yanked that unit out thinking the tension was already released a toothed cog spun up like a jet turbine, came off the shaft and hit the wall 4 metres away after debarking a finger .
ZepinAtor wrote:So I was welding a cartridge bottom bracket in place with an arc welder.
I've got to ask, why were you wanting to weld the BB in?