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Old 04-10-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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Loosing stuff....I'm soo ashamed.

Lost my locking nut adapter. Actually, i prefer misplaced. How in the hell does someone do this?? It HAS to be at my shop but I'll be damned its gone. I flash back to my dad telling me to PUT MY STUFF AWAY WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT!!!

What a looser. What have you lost from your car recently?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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My mind when driving 100MPH on the Toll Road outside of Tampa. Top down with my wife (car not hers), didn't even realize I was driving THAT fast. Luck there were men in uniform around.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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When I was in college I had a job wrenching on bikes. The first thing that mechanic that trained me said was after you finish using a tool, immediately put it back in its place (pegboard in my case), even if you know you will use it again shortly. It really is a time saver.

When I didn't put tools back immediately, pretty soon I had a pile of tools on the bench that I had to stir through to find the one I was looking for. Frustrating and time wasting.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #4
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At this point I believe the majority of us have said to hell with locking lug nuts and replaced them. And here is the 1,435th occasion of why we've done that.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Lost my locking nut adapter. Actually, i prefer misplaced. How in the hell does someone do this?? It HAS to be at my shop but I'll be damned its gone. I flash back to my dad telling me to PUT MY STUFF AWAY WHEN YOU'RE DONE WITH IT!!!

What a looser. What have you lost from your car recently?
Hi!

I have 2 different types of those adapters, wanna try?
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A passenger side seatback windscreen somewhere on the highway.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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If you decide to wrench them off manually, I'll ship you my adapter and the four lugs for free. I will never, ever, ever use them. PM me if interested.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Just tossed mine and replaced with regular lugs. The crooks can get those locking lugs off in two seconds anyway so why even have them? I am a little OCD when it comes to my tools. They have their spot and that's where they stay.
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #9
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My brother and I were always wrenching on our bicycles when we were little. Seemed the most valuable tool was my dad's Vice Grips, which we never seemed to get back to the house, so we would later find them laying outside in the weather. Caught a lot of heck for that, many, many times.
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I always got grief if I used channel-locks/vice grips for not using the proper-sized wrench.
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