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PostSubject: Friends, Romans...   Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:28 am

Feeling the need for a tiny dab of rubber-compatible grease for a brake nipple this afternoon, and knowing how near impossible it is to buy stuff like that here in Taiwan, I used my head, or, more specifically, some of its ear wax (well, probably most of it in fact).

I suppose maybe (unsalted) butter would have done, (Last Tango In Paris stylee), or maybe lard (Last Tango in Barnsley stylee) but I didn't have either to..er... hand, and I'd guess earwax is more stable.

Can't claim this as an engineering first, since I vaguely remember Australian aborigines use it, I think as a fire drill lubricant.

This trick won't be available to local Taiwanese (who don't do maintainance anyway) since IIRC SE Asians are genetically deficient in the earwax department, and generally don't produce much.

This implies that if the expats put their heads together, they could corner the local market, if there was one.

'Course you lot can just drop in to Halfords, but where's the sport in that?
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PostSubject: Re: Friends, Romans...   Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:15 pm

Thanks for that Clap
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PostSubject: Re: Friends, Romans...   Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:33 pm

edlithgow wrote:


'Course you lot can just drop in to Halfords, but where's the sport in that?

Plus you don't know where that stuffs been.
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