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Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738156
06/09/18 2:55 pm
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I resisted the urge to nitpick three times. From Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary:

vice : moral depravity or corruption : wickedness

vise : any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usu. by a screw, lever or cam

So although "vice grip" may be a more appropriate name for this device, it's actually vise grip (which originated as a brand name BTW).



Mark Z

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Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738169
06/09/18 5:36 pm
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In UK Mole Grips was a brand name for vise grips.
Over the years it became a generic description for any make of vise grip.
HTH

Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Mark Z] #738170
06/09/18 5:40 pm
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Hi Mark,

Originally Posted by Mark Z
I resisted the urge to nitpick three times.

Otoh, from the Oxford English Dictionary:-

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/vice (specifically "vice3");

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/vice_grip.

Hth.

Regards, cool

Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738212
06/10/18 1:53 am
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Wow, I never thought I'd see the day I'd argue with a dictionary, but:

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There are one or two valid uses for this device, like this one for opening those slotted inspection caps.





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Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738276
06/10/18 6:48 pm
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i used to use an old silver dollar for that, kept it tucked in my helmet lining.

sometimes made a dent in my head, but i was never broke.

you brits would need an old crown.


The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.

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Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: kevin roberts] #738278
06/10/18 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by kevin roberts

you brits would need an old crown.


A penny was good enough for most of us.

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Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738289
06/10/18 8:18 pm
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No fitting that in a helmet. A silver dollar could be traded for a 20.00 dollar bill easily in a pinch.

Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: Bear Hall] #738442
06/11/18 11:48 pm
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this one is worth less than that

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The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of a process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.

/robert_m_pirsig_
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