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WANTED: Nasty Mice to rape for their balls....

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Greg72, Dec 1, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That cracks me up everytime I read that in a .sig line!

    Shaggy, would you care to tell us the story behind this?


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  2. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah really! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Shaggy

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    OK, it's not as bad as it sounds...

    When I get the 42s I'm going to use a Shaggified version of the golf ball trick that the guys on PBB use. Generally they're running like 6 golf balls in each of their tires to keep them balanced, they say it works real good. Now, I could use golf balls since I have hunddreds of the things in a box in the attic at my Mom's house, but since I work with surplus computer stuff, lots of old computer mice are available to me to rape for their balls./forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    The mouse balls should work really well since they are basically just a large steel ball with a rubber coating that is about 1/8" thick. About 15 mouse balls per tire is a little over a pound, and according to what I can find on PBB, this much weight should balance the tires really nicely. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I have enough of them now, but I'm still collecting them for the hell of it.

    I could use BBs too, but the guys on pirate say that you need about 2500 of them to make it work well, I think it will be easier to keep track of 15 mouse balls when I remove a tire from the rim than it would be to gather up 2500 BBs. </font color>
     
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    OH Gawd. I finally read this!

    ROTFLOL!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I have some mouse balls too. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    ...I have some mouse balls too...

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    Owning a Porsche will do that to ya! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Shaggy

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    <font color="green"> Everything you ever wanted to know about mouse balls but were afraid to ask...

    For some reason Mac mice have big balls.
    Sun mice have really cheesy lightweight rubber balls without a steel core.
    Most PC balls are fairly small, have a steel center, and come in lots of colors.
    Each mouse ball weighs .07 lbs.
    There are 14 mouse balls in a pound.
    16 mouse balls and 2 rat balls weigh 1.3 pounds

    I didn't realize that you could buy these aftermarket, apparantly there is a demand for replacement mouse balls, but the only company that I found sell them for like $2 each! I don't think I'd spend $120 on a box of mouse balls to put in my tires. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

    Mouse ball extravaganza -

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    Hey now, don't involve the P-car.... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    The P-car has nothing ...oh-wait... maybe calling it the P-car is not what I had in mind.... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Damn - I am just going to shut up now /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  8. imiceman44

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    They used to sell mouse balls for replacement when they had the foam balls without the steel insert.
    Now they make them from durable silicone and all you need is clean them, so I guess prices should drop.
    After all I used to sell computers and the whole mouse used to cost me $1.
     

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