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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:  Ecology & Environment, EnergyHow To Mend & Fix It

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. Metal Alloy Purifies Water and Generates Electricity | Alternative Energy | Aluminum | InnovationNewsDaily At last, little chunks of aluminum everywhere can be something greater then a soda can or a baseball bat. Thanks to a special reactive alloy, some of those lucky little nuggets could solve the world's energy crisis. Jerry Woodall, an engineer at Purdue University, has created an aluminum alloy that reacts with water to create hydrogen and heat. He is encouraging venture capitalists to design a system that uses both capturing the hydrogen as fuel and using the heat to pull clean water out of the air. The greatest benefit of using aluminum is its abundance. "There is enough aluminum on the Earth's crust to supply the whole world's energy needs," Woodall told InnovationNewsDaily. To make use of this aluminum, Woodall melts it and combines it with gallium, indium and tin . Just 2.2 pounds (one kilogram) of the aluminum alloy provides 12.9 kilowatt hours of energy when exposed to water. Furthermore, all of the aluminum that goes into the reaction can be fully retrieved.

Remove Car Dents Quickly & 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.

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!

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

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. Here are five of the most effective mosquito repelling plants which are easy to grow in most regions of the US: 1. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents. Citronella is a perennial ‘clumping’ grass which grows to a height of 5 – 6 feet. Gardening centers usually sell citronella as small plants in pots, ready to transplant to a larger pot or into raised garden beds on the ground. When purchasing citronella, look for the true varieties, Cybopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Recovering A Baby Car Seat Do you love your infant car seat……but hate the cover? Is the material scratchy or stained? Torn or outdated? Well, then start picking apart that old one……and making it into a new one. While searching for a new car seat, I wasn’t loving any of the fabric. We needed a new baby car seat anyway, so I found one online that had the frame/design that I wanted and then purchased the cheapest color and design. And then turned it into a fresh and original car seat cover. And I know, these little satin flowers are seen here, there, and everywhere. But I couldn’t resist a little girliness added to the seat. I even coordinated the little seat belt shoulder covers. And yes, the canopy was completely re-done as well……. ………..and collapses perfectly. The car seat cover tucks around the seat frame in the same way, keeping the seat nice and tailored to its specific size and dimension. And of course, a little label attached to the side……marking my work. (Click here for more info on my labels.) Another shortcut. Wow.

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

Ativid@des Online 2.0 Con motivo de la velocidad alcanzada... les invitamos el miércoles 4 de julio a partir de las 21 horas al teatro tradicional de marionetas con sombras de Indonesia: A través de la historia de Arjuna Tapa del Mahabaratta y con las marionetas balinesas originales hará una introducción a este mundo mágico donde se mezclan las dos caras de la realidad; la de aquí y la de ahí, la que se ve y la que no, lo que uno piensa que es y lo que realmente es, lo bueno y lo malo, lo de arriba y lo de abajo, la luz y la oscuridad, lo sagrado y lo profano, lo tradicional y la actualidad, la artesanía y la tecnología. Antonio Muñoz von Furstenberg tuvo la oportunidad de aprender el arte del Wayang Kulit, durante su estancia en Bali en 2011, de manos del maestro dalang I Nyoman Sumandhi. Miercoles 4 de Julio 2012 Se servirá un refrigerio a partir de las 20:30 para ver la exposición y en cuanto se haga de noche, fundamental para trabajar con sombras, comenzará el chow. Con la desinteresada colaboración de Mirada de Vaca y de Mmmm...

The Free Repair Manual Massachusetts, The people of Massachusetts have always stood up for their right to repair. In 2012, voters passed a law that ensured residents' right to repair their car wherever they wanted. With the Digital Right to Repair Act, H.143 and S.96, we have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronics—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. But we need your help. If you think you have a right to repair your products, find out who represents you in the Massachusetts legislature. 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?

Australian Engineers Unveil "Free Energy Machine" THE world may soon be able to buy one of the Far North's most controversial yet revolutionary inventions. The Lutec 1000 free energy machine have resurfaced after six years of steering clear of the public spotlight, having been granted patents in at least 60 countries around the world, including the US, China and India. Engineers John Christie and Lou Brits, who have endured intense criticism after they first unveiled their invention in 2001, are now preparing to construct a prototype of their revolutionary power device they hope to market within the next two years. The dynamic duo said they felt somewhat vindicated they had been able to land patents for their device and have had the Lutec verified by an independent engineer. "When we first kicked off, there was a huge fuss about it and people said we’d never get patents for it," Mr Christie said. "They said it would never work, so we couldn’t get patents, so it’s a good thing to see now."