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is mud corrosive?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by bonj2, 2 Feb 2008.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I'm worried. I went for a bike ride today, in the peaks through quite a bit of mud but not exactly a ludicrous swampbath, normal for winter really.
    But I got a bit on my camelbak pipe, and got a bit in my mouth. A bit later the mended part of my front tooth which has been fine for nearly 25 years has fallen off. I'm going to have to go to the dentist now to get a new one, god knows how much that will cost.
    And my brake pads are down to the metal, they were albeit a year old but i thought there was a good half milllimetre left on them when i set out.
    So i'm just wondering, could the mud have corroded the glue joining the ceramic bit onto my tooth, and have corroded my pads faster than normal?
    cheers
     
  2. longers

    longers Veteran

    Millstone grit makes an excellent grinding paste in these conditions, hence no brake pads left.

    Somebody will have a witty answer as to why your teeth are falling out I'm sure ;).
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Arch might anxiously ask whether your eyesight is failing too. :?:
     
  4. Cheddar George

    Cheddar George oober member

    Location:
    Location: Location
    More importantly - have your mudguards dissolved ?
     
  5. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Oh well don't forget about Wiles (weils) disease as well if out in the country - more to worry about than if grit and sh!t is corrosive ! ;)
     
  6. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    I reckon you might have accidentally chewed the camelbak pipe whilst doing a stressful move. A bit like when fillings come out when chewing gum.
     
  7. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    only due to mud flyingup and hitting me in the eye... and no before you say mudguards AREN'T the answer. A crudcatcher might be, but they only have limited effectiveness. I find squinting worked quite well actually, as your eyelashes are catching the mud before it actually hits the eyeball, and there's less area of eyeball exposed.
     
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Yes, full length mudguards are much more effective. ;)

    Hang one. Fine for 25 years? You're only 30 man, have you still got your milk teeth?
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    I knocked it off by kneeling on the front of a chair with my hands on the back and rocking it, and it came forward fast and twatted me.
    That was when i was about 5 or 6. well alright 23/24 years then.
    milk teeth fall out and proper teeth grow at 3/4.
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    but full length mudguards aren't for MTBs, and there's not enough mud on the road to warrant them. So they're neither use nor ornament really. Well, they might be ornament but they're certainly not use.
     
  11. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    If near farming areas - prob chemicals and mud + cow shite: nasty mix !
     
  12. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    'Fraid this confirms my view that MtB's are dangerous.:?:

    I've heard of all sorts of bones being broken, concussions etc before but can now add tooth rot and blindness to the list.;)

    Maybe that's why the laundry bills are so high in MtB circles;)
     
  13. Baggy

    Baggy Cake connoisseur

    But nothing like as dangerous as a chair ;)

     
  14. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Nope. Is there any subject you can't be wrong on? :rolleyes:
     
  15. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    My milk teeth had all gone by then. They don't all fall out at the same moment btw, they can last for years longer