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Do you want some free cable-ties?

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Maggot, 17 Aug 2007.

  1. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Then go, armed with a stanley knife, to all those lamposts and railings that have fliers for discotheques cable-tied onto them. Then slice off the tie behind the little clip, bingo! one re-usable cable tie. OK they are going to be shorter then intended, but a few together etc.

    So loads of free ties everywhere, fill your boots guys:biggrin:
     
  2. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    Or ask a BT engineer for a packet, they have thousands in their vans.....
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Maggot, if you go armed with a small sharp bladed screw driver you can prise open the clip a litle bit and get the full cable tie, no bother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Keith's right! Although you could use your original stanley to do the same thing.
     
  5. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Thats what I like about this forum, there is always someone who can improve on an idea!!!!
     
  6. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I used to go in the stores at work and "rescue" packets of different sized ties before anyone could steal them.
    Unfortuneately I now only have about 10 really small ones.
    My ex, on the other hand, has 1000's in the shed !
     
  7. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member


    Ello , Ello, Ello sir, and whatya doing with a naked stanley knife on the public footpath?
    Er.... collecting second hand cable ties constable, sir.:ohmy::biggrin:
     
  8. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk

    Like you're ever going to see a copper on the footpath.

    I love this idea - I'll be all cable-tied up this weekend.
     
  9. got-to-get-fit

    got-to-get-fit New Member

    Location:
    Yarm, Cleveland
    errrrrr you know they really are not that expensive.......
     
  10. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    That's not the point, there are times when you need one and the shops are shut. This is normally at the weekend when you're changing the position of the computer on the handle bars or the sensor on the forks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!