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Postby foolsp33d » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:33 pm

just a quick tale, but i lost the top of my finger doing a disc brake adjustment, has anyone else had a close call using disc brakes or caught their finger while adjusting gears or the like!?

certainly not a nice experiance.
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by BNA » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:54 pm

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Postby HappyHumber » Mon Mar 17, 2008 10:54 pm

foolsp33d wrote:has anyone else had a close call using disc brakes or caught their finger while adjusting gears or the like!?

Yoinks! I damn near lost the tip of my finger one of the first times I spun my fixed gear drivetrain. I learnt my lesson with only a mashed fingertip & bruised fingernail which grew out soon enough... I read later the words "when it's spinning, treat the fixed gear drive train like a bandsaw" and that summed it up perfectly

but yeesh... just got my first set of discs myself with the XTC. You might be my latest warning. :shock:

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:02 pm

Disc Brake Maintenance 101:

Um, yeah, look: don't put your fingers near a circular guillotine while the blade is rotating. :roll: :wink:

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Postby HappyHumber » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:43 am

Kalgrm wrote:don't put your fingers near a circular guillotine while the blade is rotating.

...visions of the meat slicer behind the Deli counter at Coles or Woolies :shock:
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:46 pm

:shock: Creative.

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Postby Bnej » Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:50 pm

You know, you could probably slice a carrot with some of those rotors.
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