/ micro wire identification

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mick taylor - on 13 Apr 2013
Hi, Having a gear clear out. I've got these micro wires - got them about 30 years ago and not sure what they are. Think possibly micro rocks? Anyone out there know what they are? There's an RP 4 for scale. Thanks in advance. Mick

http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/Micktaylor11/library/RPs/wires

BigBrother - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to mick taylor: Not sure what they were called but I think they may have been made by 'Faces'.
mick taylor - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to BigBrother:

Thanks.
john arran - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to mick taylor:

Looks very much like the Micro Rocks I used to have decades ago but almost never used due to the wire being virtually the same width as the nut! I probably still have them somewhere. Pretty sure they weren't Faces - probably Wild Country.
MikeTS - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to mick taylor:

They look very similar to a set I bought about 10 years ago in Australia made by a guy in his back yard who was very famous but whose name I forget.

I think their intention is to slow you down as you pass by the pro on the way down.

MikeTS - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to MikeTS:

RPs. That was his initials.

Do they a plastic cover on the loop, brown or purple or similar?
MikeTS - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to MikeTS:

If they have RP stamped on them, then this is it.

http://velorum.ballarat.edu.au/~isedgman/climbing/rp.html
mick taylor - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to MikeTS: Thanks everyone. Think Johns right. Quite a useful pair of wires to have on your crab of small wires as it usually resulted iin using your mates set!
mick taylor - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to MikeTS: I have a set of RPs sizes 0 to 4 with plastic in shades of yellow/ brown/ red - Up for sale soon (and I'll be throwing in that other pair for free). Mick
Milesy - on 13 Apr 2013
You could contact The Nuts Museum.

http://www.mtntools.com/NutsMuseum/

Email address listed is (dont know if current): pennequin.nutstory@wanadoo.fr
nniff - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to mick taylor:

Definitely Micro-Rocks. Useless they were, and fairly rapidly consigned to the bottom of the box in my case.
adam11 - on 13 Apr 2013
One is a RP, I've a feeling the more rounded ones were called 'Peanuts'?
creag - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to adam11:
I remember a rounded micro nut called 'Stones' but not sure who made them. Still have a couple.
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creag - on 13 Apr 2013
In reply to creag:
It was Wild Country...

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