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Re: Mast Life and When to Replace It ?

And then, wait for it!!


Seriously though.

We have had a lot of discussions about chainplates and indeed it it fairly common to hear of chain plate failure.
They are in a place where they can be loaded and corrode.
My favorite chain plate story was about the guy who replaced his just because they were old even though they looked perfect.
His friend tried to reuse the material from the old plate and in shattered in a shear. It was completely crystallized.

The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.

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