Tips On Bike MaintenanceWritten 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, get spray polish out, but donít get any on brake surface or you wont be able to stop first time you go out. Next you have to oil chain and all moving parts, brake pivot bolts, front and rear derailleur, pedal springs and pivots on 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 under 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 BoatingWritten by Thomas Holley
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You'll have to practice this one over and over. As you get closer to dock, best docking techniques in boating will tell you to start to turn boat. It is at precisely same time, however, that you will also need to decelerate to a stop in reverse. Again, deceleration reduces steering capability. When approaching dock, you are going to have to rely on momentum of boat to get you over this obstacle. Momentum and speed, however, are not same thing. Momentum is simply forward motion of boat that will actually carry you into dock. You will need just enough momentum to get into dock and that will allow you to smoothly make shift to reverse so you can stop. Once you've actually mastered this task, you'll probably agree that best docking techniques in boating were ones that you learned by trial and error. None of 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 on 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 easier next time.
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