An easy way to polish your alloys.

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done that before, works a treat. I did nearly break my finger though bending it right back at the finger joint, it still cracks like hell :(
 
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it is quite risky, but it turned a ~6 hour job in to a <1 hour job for me (did the first wheel the conventional way, then tried this for the second). Although the extremely painful finger injury dampened my spirits a bit.
 
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Yep. And nobody ever hurt themselves on a bench grinder :D I've cleaned the rear wheel on my bike this way, with the added thrill of the chain and sprocket, or Gigantic Shuriken Of Hand Amputation if you prefer. But then I am a congenital idiot.
 
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"Grow a set a take responsibility for your own actions?"

That guy's utterly retarded. Even a 14 year old school kid in a woodwork class would know that you should use a metal handclamp at the very least rather than have your fingers pressed up against a wheel spinning at 30mph. For him to post something like that is pretty thoughtless as he just increases the risk of people having their fingers sliced off.
 
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I'd never use a metal hand clamp, easy to damage the wheel and it would be epic fail if it caught a spoke and got catapulted through your face
 
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people who think its dangerous have obviously never dealt with suspension, that is childs play compared to having a hugely tensioned coil spring waiting for an excuse to slip out the spring compressors and remove your head :D
 
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