Tips On Bike Maintenance

Written by Andrew Caxton

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Things to look for while you are cleaning your bike: -

  • Worn brake blocks.
  • Damaged or thin rim walls.
  • Damaged or cut tires.
  • Damaged chain.
  • Damaged or bent handlebars and stem.
  • Twisted or damaged saddle.
  • Torn or worn handle bar tape.
  • Damaged or worn chain rings and sprockets.
  • Damaged or worn chain.
  • Damage to cranks or pedals.
  • Condition or gear and brake cables.
  • Damage to frame tubes.
  • Loose or broken spokes.
  • Condition of brake calipers.
  • All bearings should run smoothly.

So your bike is now clean, dry it with a clean cloth and if you want it to really shine, getrepparttar spray polish out, but donít get any onrepparttar 142428 brake surface or you wont be able to stoprepparttar 142429 first time you go out. Next you have to oilrepparttar 142430 chain and all moving parts, brake pivot bolts, front and rear derailleur, pedal springs andrepparttar 142431 pivots onrepparttar 142432 brake levers, wipe away any spilt oil, check your gears and brakes work well, pump up your tires and away you go on your clean and sparkling bike. Oh! And remember to put back all that stuff from underrepparttar 142433 sink before you go on your bike ride or youíll be making your own dinner when you get home.

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Docking Techniques in Boating

Written by Thomas Holley

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You'll have to practice this one over and over. As you get closer torepparttar dock,repparttar 142297 best docking techniques in boating will tell you to start to turnrepparttar 142298 boat. It is at preciselyrepparttar 142299 same time, however, that you will also need to decelerate to a stop in reverse. Again,repparttar 142300 deceleration reduces steering capability. When approachingrepparttar 142301 dock, you are going to have to rely onrepparttar 142302 momentum ofrepparttar 142303 boat to get you over this obstacle. Momentum and speed, however, are notrepparttar 142304 same thing. Momentum is simplyrepparttar 142305 forward motion ofrepparttar 142306 boat that will actually carry you intorepparttar 142307 dock. You will need just enough momentum to get intorepparttar 142308 dock and that will allow you to smoothly makerepparttar 142309 shift to reverse so you can stop. Once you've actually mastered this task, you'll probably agree thatrepparttar 142310 best docking techniques in boating wererepparttar 142311 ones that you learned by trial and error. None ofrepparttar 142312 docking techniques you'll read will ever be a better teacher than practice, practice, practice. The best advice that one could ever receive when looking for information onrepparttar 142313 best docking techniques in boating would be to take it slow, don't get nervous or discouraged and most importantly, remember that every time you try it, will make it a little easierrepparttar 142314 next time.

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