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Old 17 October 2005, 12:22   #41
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Try using an angle grinder on the multi-stranded security cables - not a happy experience.
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Old 17 October 2005, 12:22   #42
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And then... you can never use it!

(Like the outside the box thinking though.)
Perfected by Codders....
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Old 17 October 2005, 12:27   #43
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Perfected by Codders....
I know, I've got a great idea how to make this a really interesting and useful forum for rib related discussion. Let's find a bloke that makes a lot of posts on various topics, then pick up on every single little tiny thing we can to try and make him look like a prat! That'll show every guest reading what wonderful people ribbers are, always keen to share their knowledge, advice, and bully people!

Great idea! Send it in to the maturity convention council, sure they'd love it. (And before you ask, no, they don't exist.)
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Old 17 October 2005, 12:35   #44
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I know, I've got a great idea how to make this a really interesting and useful forum for rib related discussion. Let's find a bloke that makes a lot of posts on various topics, then pick up on every single little tiny thing we can to try and make him look like a prat! That'll show every guest reading what wonderful people ribbers are, always keen to share their knowledge, advice, and bully people!

Great idea! Send it in to the maturity convention council, sure they'd love it. (And before you ask, no, they don't exist.)
Jimbo, yer quite right.. I can't help myself.. what can I say? It's just when someone talks such complete bollox, that I see red... it's a personality disorder, so sue me...
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Try using an angle grinder on the multi-stranded security cables - not a happy experience.
Easy... tighten up first with a bar (spanish windlass stylee..) Then away you go.....
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Old 17 October 2005, 12:41   #46
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I know, I've got a great idea how to make this a really interesting and useful forum for rib related discussion. Let's find a bloke that makes a lot of posts on various topics, then pick up on every single little tiny thing we can to try and make him look like a prat! That'll show every guest reading what wonderful people ribbers are, always keen to share their knowledge, advice, and bully people!

Great idea! Send it in to the maturity convention council, sure they'd love it. (And before you ask, no, they don't exist.)
You missed point Jimbo
I, like a few others, take Codders to task when he posts advice on threads started or viewed by people that donít know him and think that his opinion is reliable
My real worry is that someone actually takes a bit of his advice Take this thread as an example, he is telling people that a £10 chain could not be bolt cropped ....complete coddler.... and anyone take that advice would regret it so hopefully by challenging him people can see that it is not all black and white as often portrayed in his posts. Des
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Old 17 October 2005, 12:44   #47
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Jimbo, yer quite right.. I can't help myself.. what can I say?
Sorry might be a start? Then perhaps you could just ignore the "complete bollox" and leave insults out of your response, whilst challenging arguments with your own 100% non-bollox well reasoned facts?

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Easy... tighten up first with a bar (spanish windlass stylee..) Then away you go.....
If it's got a plastic sheath around it, does that help holding it together as well? I've seen security wires with them on, and perhaps it makes it easier to cut? I wouldn't know, I've never done any breaking and entering myself!

When the uni got their new rib, I went to buy the chain for it with our Commodore, and we nearly cried when the guy in the shop cut it to length, it was so easy with a hacksaw!
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You missed point Jimbo
I, like a few others, take Codders to task when he posts advice on threads started or viewed by people that donít know him and think that his opinion is reliable
My real worry is that someone actually takes a bit of his advice Take this thread as an example, he is telling people that a £10 chain could not be bolt cropped ....complete coddler.... and anyone take that advice would regret it so hopefully by challenging him people can see that it is not all black and white as often portrayed in his posts. Des
Ok, so take him to task, discuss why you think he's wrong, put a post up with your ideas opinion, whatever. Carry on making this a forum (the idea behind which is to garner discussion) with varied views, opinion, and debate. Just leave out the insults, and the fairly open and unnecessary bullying.

I don't agree with everything Codprawn (or for that matter anyone on this forum) says, and I'm sure they don't agree with me, I just think it's sad when people take what could have started as a debate and challenging of facts and turn it into an attempt to ridicule and not help, abuse, denigrate and generally insult people. This is not something I suspect half the culprits would do in real life, why should they feel any braver at attacking anyone on a forum?

Challenge opinion, put your own views forward, argue your case. If your only argument is to insult and abuse someone, then you've already lost it. If your argument contains your own facts, people can see balanced debate and conflict of opinion.

That's to my mind anyway, doubtless I will be disagreed with.

As to you saying he is telling people a £10 chain could not be bolt cropped, no he isn't. READ his posts. He's telling people that he couldn't bolt crop a £10 chain, explaining how he tried, and why he thinks it would be hard to get the leverage required to so do. Maybe you should come back with "Ok, try doing it like this, then you'll be able to bolt crop it, it's all about technique". That might help EVERYONE learn something.
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You canít really get the grunt out of the batteries that you would need for a useful grinder
How about one of these and one of these?

Total outlay about half the price of the cordless grinder!

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How about one of these and one of these?

Total outlay about half the price of the cordless grinder!

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What about a small portable generator? Don't know what sort of output they produce, but I'm sure there's one out there that would power a grinder.
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