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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).


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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.


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"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
Re: Nube alert. Old Bike with low mileage. No experien [Re: kevin roberts] #738278
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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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"Are bikes so nice as all that?" asked the mole, shyly...

"Nice? They're the only thing," said the Water Rat Solemnly, as he leaned forward on the handlebars. "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about with bikes."
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