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Bicycle Maintenance Guide and Riding Tips

Bicycle Maintenance Guide and Riding Tips
This page was last updated 24 May 2007. I often get asked about bicycle maintenance and repairs, and tips for how to ride efficiently. This little manual is intended as a summary of what I have learned over the years. Related:  toolsDIY

Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Shoe Lacing Methods Mathematics tells us that there are more than 2 Trillion ways of feeding a lace through the six pairs of eyelets on an average shoe. This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. They include traditional and alternative lacing methods that are either widely used, have a particular feature or benefit, or that I just like the look of. 50 Different Ways To Lace Shoes Criss Cross Lacing This is probably the most common method of lacing normal shoes & boots. Over Under Lacing This method reduces friction, making the lacing easier to tighten and loosen plus reducing wear and tear. Gap Lacing This simple variation of Criss Cross Lacing skips a crossover to create a gap in the middle of the lacing, either to bypass a sensitive area on the instep or to increase ankle flexibility. Straight European Lacing This traditional method of Straight Lacing appears to be more common in Europe. Straight Bar Lacing Hiking / Biking Lacing Quick Tight Lacing Ukrainian Lacing- New!

Free advice on how to fix your bicycle: HOW TO REPAIR BICYCLE ARTICLES Bicycle repair and maintenance for the regular bike rider. No frills here but the basic stuff everybody needs to know that can help you save money and have fun. So from where ever you are on this planet, read on,fix it, get on your bike and ride! Sunday, February 22, 2009 Here's a comprehensive list of the better how-to articles in this blog. Murphy's Law and Bicycle Repair How to paint a bike the quick and easy wayHow to install a bicycle cargo rackBicycle buildsBMX rebuild 1 BMX rebuild 2 Vintage CCM muscle bike 1950 ladie's CCM Homebuilt Recumbent 1Homebuilt Recumbent 2Homebuilt Recumbent 3Homebuilt Recumbent 4 (note, this last project ended up being a failure, but it is still listed since you might find some valuable information within the articles written about it and the origin of the failure was the actual layout, not the work itself.)Special projectsDIY Big TrailerDIY Smal TrailerDIY Hard Saddle bag for almost nothing Gerry :) Posted by Gerry Lauzon at 12:58 AM Email ThisBlogThis!

High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom Published Online: August 10, 2011 By Jennifer L. Barnett As 21st-century teachers, we are expected to help students master the technological tools they will use in college and the workplace. A few general tips: • You may need to get creative with lesson structure so that students have the time necessary to interact productively with new tools. • Take advantage of any time that your students have access to a computer lab with multiple computers. • Relieve yourself from the pressure of knowing all the ins and outs of every tool. Here are some methods for organizing the use of limited tech resources to support student learning. "Pass it On" Buddy Method Students assist one another in creating digital products that represent or reflect their new learning. How does it work? Tips and Tricks: • This method takes time. • Students should have the "bones" of the assignment completed on paper prior to their assigned buddy/computer time. Group Consensus Method How does it work? Rotating Scribe Method

How Lockpicking Works This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations. Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works. Please note that these diagrams have evolved and developed over time. Lock Basics and Mechanical Operation How pin tumblers are arranged and how locks operate (or fail to) with conventional keys Introduction to Lockpicking Overview of why lock picking is possible and the use of basic pick tools Manipulation-Resistant Locks Spool pins, mushroom pins, and other ways of increasing security Diagrams of Bumping Attacks Animations showing how snapping guns and bump keys work Key Impressioning Many detailed, step-by-step diagrams and animations detailing the process of key impressioning Master Diagrams

PVC Bike Repair Stand I chose 1 1/2 inch PVC pipe for the main frame because it was sturdy & had the broadest selection of fittings. There are a couple pieces of 2" pipe that I use for the bike frame rests, and some optional foam weather stripping to use for padding. There is also some shaping of some of the pipe & fittings, so some carving & shaping tools are required. Tools: - hack saw (or alternately a PVC tubing cutter) - tape measure - wood chisel (or alternately a dremel tool with a carbide bit) - pencil & dry-erase marker - file - sand paper PVC parts: (4) 15" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base supports (2) 34" lengths of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the legs (1) 16" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the down-tube support (1) 51" length of 1 1/2" diameter pipe for the base outrigger (1) 3" length of 2" diameter pipe for the bike rests (3) 1 1/2" T-fittings (2) 1 1/2" 90 degree elbow fittings (2) 1 1/2" coupling or end-cap fittings (1) 1 1/2" cross fitting (AKA 4-way fitting)

Ativid@des Online 2.0 10 Really Easy Ways to Unclog Drains Wise Bread Picks We all know the warning signs. The sink takes a little longer to drain. You begin to notice water pooling around your feet in the shower. And the odors. The strange, unpleasant odors. So you remove the excess hair and gunk that has built up at the surface of the drain. 1. Simple enough, but surprisingly effective. 2. Mix 1/3rd of a cup of baking soda with 1/3rd of a cup of vinegar in a measuring cup. 3. If you have a wet & dry shop vacuum, it can become a terrific tool to unclog drains. 4. Tips don't get any easier than this. 5. Get some rubber gloves and eye protection. 6. There are some plumbing jobs that I won't do, but this one is easy. 7. This is a fairly low-tech piece of equipment that works wonders. 8. Mix 1/2 cup of table salt with 1/2 cup of baking soda and pour down the blocked drain. 9. If your toilet is clogged, pour 1/4 cup of dish detergent in the bowl. 10. If your bath drain is clogged, mix up some of the baking soda/vinegar mentioned in tip two.

Porque é grátis | Mikogo Abaixo, nós explicamos o teste grátis, o que está incluso e as diferentes ofertas que estão disponíveis com o Mikogo. O que eu terei em um teste grátis? Se você estiver querendo testar todos os recursos inclusos no software Mikogo, então o melhor lugar para começar é com um teste grátis. São apenas 3 passos: Registre-se para fazer um teste grátisBaixe o softwareInsira os detalhes da sua conta Você poderá então começar um número ilimitado de sessões gratuitas por 14 dias com todos os recursos da versão profissional inclusos. Quais recursos eu terei quando registrar uma conta/teste grátis? E uso ilimitado do software por um período de 14 dias – quantas reuniões você desejar! O que eu terei sem me registrar? Especificamente, você perderá: AgendadorGerenciador de PerfisQuadro Branco MultiusuárioSeleção de AplicativoGravaçãoURL Push eMyAccount. O que acontece depois do período de teste grátis? Eu preciso de uma licença para a Versão Pro?

Remove Car Dents Quickly and Cheaply Wise Bread Picks Dents suck. And so does the cost to repair them. My wife's car has a ding in the door that's really been bugging me, and as a frugal shopper I wondered if smarter folks than myself have ever figured out a cheap way to repair dents. After doing a lot of web browsing I found many ways. 1. You can find dry ice in many places these days, even your local grocery store. 2. I like this one even more, namely because an air duster and a hairdryer is readily accessible in most homes these days. 3. Thanks to several WB readers for pointing this new addition out. Use any one of these and you'll have an almost invisible fix in no time.

Bike Cargo, Chapter 3: 22 Extended Frame Bikes Photo: WorkCycles. Other photos via respective manufacturers.This is the third in a four-part series on how to haul anything and everything by bike.Bike Cargos for All Tastes!In our endeavours to take a snapshot of the world of Bicycle Cargo we have to date looked at the Racks And Bags used for bicycle cargo as well as the Bike Trailer. Now in Chapter Three, we take a gander at over 20 Extended Frame Bikes, as used for the hauling of people, product or produce. As per usual, leave a message in the comments panel to alert fellow readers to any glaring omissions we've made. Bakfiets The Bakfiets have become a symbol for the resurgence in urban cargo bikes. Bullitt Taking a different tack, the Bullitt is modern version of the Bakfiets, designed by two Danes who've lent their names to the parent company, Larry vs Harry. Burrows 8 Freight is name to given the cargo hauler conceived by famous cycle racer and bicycle designer, Mike Burrows. Bilenky Cargocycle Christiania Frances Cycles

Experiment Google Custom Search Engine | The Groovy Librarian - Teaching in the 21st Century Today I have been experimenting with Google Custom Search Engine. As a teacher librarian and educator I thought it was about time that I learnt to build a search engine that is customised with content, or a collection of sites/pages, on a particular topic(s) for a class/year level. What I liked is that the search engine can be shared by a a link or by embedding it onto a class blog or wiki. Building a customised search engine was EASY. 1. You need to have a Google Account and sign in. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Yes, it’s that easy. In addition, custom search engines can be collaborative.

Smart tips to make life easier | Xaxor Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading... So...