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tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
Just half heartedly cleaning out the corner of the room with all the bits and pieces of bikes. Picked up what looked like a fluffly pom-pom. IT IS A DEAD SPIDER EXPLODING WITH MOULD.

nb this is written 5 mins after, but my next action is to scrub hands with the nailbrush for at least half an hour. :shock:

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  • prj45prj45 Posts: 2,208
    It's all over your keyboard now.

    Next time you use it it will soak into your fingers and grow out of your eyes.

    Spider mould.
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    With a bit of luck it will give me spider powers as well.

    Just for an update, the Edinburgh Bikes chain tool SUCKS and will break very easily. ARG.
  • ewwww @ spider mould
    FCN 4

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  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    You know you love it.

    Though that is the reason I'm a-handscrubbin'...
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    Oh God that's disgusting. I hate spiders as it is.

    If that'd been me I'd still be screaming like a little girl! :shock: :oops:
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    tardie wrote:
    With a bit of luck it will give me spider powers as well.

    Just for an update, the Edinburgh Bikes chain tool SUCKS and will break very easily. ARG.

    The Park Tool one's not much better (the big one) - I broke the pin the first time I used it and ended up using the one on the multi-tool. Still trying to source a replacement pin but powerlink chains and the multi-tool mean I don't really need to bother.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I have the little cheapy park one, I have used it quite a bit, and it seems fine.

    Are you sure you boys aren't just getting all macho on your chain tools? Hmmmmm?
  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    I have the little cheapy park one, I have used it quite a bit, and it seems fine.

    Are you sure you boys aren't just getting all macho on your chain tools? Hmmmmm?
    No, engineering standards in the bike industry are.... variable. I recently bent a bb tool. Should have bought the Park tool equiv for a £5 more. I'm coming to the conclusion that its ALWAYS worth it.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    I use the chain tool on my 5 year old toppeak multitool, never had any probs with it!
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • lost_in_thought: I think they might a little macho on the tools. My £7 chain tool is still working fine even after two years working in a bike shop and 20+ bikes I've had personally.
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    I love the way this conversation moved seamlessly from mouldy spiders to bike tools....
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  • nationnation Posts: 609
    I had to read this just as I started on my lunch...
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Mouldy Spiders - Great name for a band!!!! Well done!
  • Stone GliderStone Glider Posts: 1,227
    Mouldy Spiders? Their second album was rubbish!
    The older I get the faster I was
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Didn't their front man go on to form The Monochrome Set?
  • hisokahisoka Posts: 575
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Didn't their front man go on to form The Monochrome Set?

    Yeah but the drummer fronted Snapped Pins
    "This area left purposefully blank"
    Sign hung on my head everyday till noon.

    FCN: 11 (apparently)
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    Mysteriously enough a quick google for Mouldy Spiders and variations gets me to this topic. I did find this though:
    I can state with some certainty that when you've eaten mouldy bread, it attracts special mould spiders into your stomach through your mouth while you sleep.

    They then lay their eggs in your stomach and two days later loads of mould spiders come out of your ears.


    On some other forum.

    LiT - of course it was the tool's fault. There is no way I was doing it wrong but just kept turning the handle anyway.
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