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  1. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    Maybe you are in the habit of annoying people around you by accumulating boxes and jars of odd fasteners, bent bits of metal and 'useful stuff' that may be seen by the unenlightened as 'junk'
    I've no idea where or how long ago these were stuffed in a corner of the shed but lo, quick release seat screws. I feel vindicated.

    Now to find a use for the rest of the ton of 'useful stuff'

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  2. SuperHans

    SuperHans Senior Member

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    I'm exactly the same, and have realised I prob save to much of it.

    As long as you don't end up being a a possible candidate for "Hoarders" its good to save bits and bobs. :)
     
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  3. Kenbro

    Kenbro Noble Member

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    I usually find a use when I’ve saved them for years, then just discarded them!
    Ken.
     
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  4. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

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    Guilty [me]… Spent my life fixing things, so I have quite.the collection. Lately I have been trying to sort out mostly the threaded hardware. I have a lot of other stuff around as well. I worked as a maintenance engineer for 24 years. Before that I worked in auto repair, machine shops, construction,.etc. I try to stay organised, but I am always finding useful.things I forgot I had. Even tools. :) ...JD.
     
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  5. Hobnail

    Hobnail Senior Member

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    As my memory declines, I get more frustrated on "knowing" I have a bit or bob that would work for my present crisis, but cannot locate it.

    Now where's my glasses...
     
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  6. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    I am the same I keep old parts bolts ,steel whatever and I find when ever I through something away I need ,it if I keep it I dont seem to ever need it ,amazing hay
     
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  7. speeder

    speeder Noble Member

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    I hoard loads of stuff and always say:'it will come in handy if l never use it"
    Or if you haven't used it, you simply have not had it long enough!
     
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  8. Stephen Martin

    Stephen Martin Senior Member

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    Yeah the same always keep crap in the hope it will be useful one day. The problem is when I do need said crap I can never find it so have to buy it anyway. So in the end there was no point hanging on to it. Although to be fair I have the same problem with tools I often can't find a tool even though I know I have it somewhere can't be arsed to waste anymore time looking so buy a new one.
     
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  9. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    I do the same I keep things in case I need it in 10 years time but as I am getting an old git I should start to get shot of loads of stuff.. but what happens if I need it one day oh hell maybe keep them a bit longer
     
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  10. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    Those knobs have been rattling aroung in the 'useful' box for over ten years , so yes, keep'em a bit longer
     
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  11. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    Another thing i am hanging on to is spanners that dont fit anything any more as everything is now metric openenders ring spaners sockets from days gone buy
     
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  12. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum

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    That's quite sensible (by my terms ) as imperial spanners can give handy intermediate sizes to the metric range, you rarely need an 11mm spanner but you'll find a 7/16" will do the job.
     
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  13. Don the Don

    Don the Don Bigger Than The Average Bear

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    Always keep spanners, 7/16", 1/2", 9/16", 11/16", 3/4, & 15/16 are very close to 11, 13, 14, 17, 19, & 24 anyway you never know you may fancy buying an Harley :D
     
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  14. JtC

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    I'm the same way, I just can't throw away a fastener, and sometimes actually find a use for one of them.
     
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  15. speeder

    speeder Noble Member

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    Very sensible as one day you may own an old brit bike or car , most of the frame threads on my old BSA are cycle thread (26tpi) and for these you need a set of whit/bsf spanners.
     
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  16. Old dumb arse

    Old dumb arse Noble Member

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    You know you got it bad, when you buy stuff just to use up the odd bits
     
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  17. Wire-Wheels

    Wire-Wheels Elite Member

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    I've got this stuff up to about 1 1/4". 1/4" drive. 3/8" drive. 1/2" drive. Been turning wrenches on SOMETHING since I was a teenager. I plan to leave it for my kids to sort out when I'm gone. Kind or revenge for them being so rude and obnoxious as adults. Maybe they will realize I was the only.thing that kept all four of them fed, clothed, and housed. But I doubt it. :/ ...J.D.
     
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  18. JtC

    JtC Elite Member

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    And you could always borrow a screw driver from dilli, if need be.
     
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  19. andyb57

    andyb57 Senior Member

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    Funnily enough I've recently worked out that's what I need for the seat mounts too! None in my 'may come in handy sometime' boxes though :(
     
  20. speeder

    speeder Noble Member

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    Use your imagination.....there must be SOMETHING in that box!
     
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