Bibcycle wheel repair that you can do it yourself at home. Wobbly bicycle wheels can be corrected with a piece of chalk and a spoke wrench.
As you ride your bicycle, you may hear one or both of your tires rub against the brakes. This is a common occurrence, and it simply means that you have either wobbly wheels or your brakes need adjusting. When you have determined that the problem is not in the brakes, then by process of elimination, you can conclude that the wheel or wheels have buckled. This often occurs after hitting a curb or riding into pot holes causing a jarring of the wheels. What you need to do is to balance them or it, through a process called wheel truing. Now don't let the name scare you, wheel truing is very simple and all that is required is a piece of chalk and a spoke wrench. A spoke wrench can be obtained for a few dollars at any store that sells bicycles.
Turn your bicycle upside down. Take a piece of chalk and hold it as close as possible to the rim of the tire without having the chalk touch the tire itself. Now with the other hand, spin the wheel. When the wheel has spun around a few times, slowly move the chalk closer to the rim until it just touches the rim. Now stop the tire and take a look at the tire. There will now be chalk marks indicating where you will need to adjust the spokes on the wheel. Repeat this step using your left hand to mark the other side of the wheel.
In the middle of the bicycle wheel is a network of spokes. The section of the spoke that is to be adjusted is the part that is closest to the wheel; it looks a little like a nut. There are spokes on the left and right of the wheel rim. In order to tighten the spoke, you need to use the spoke wrench and turn it anti-clock wise. To loosen the spoke, turn the wrench clock wise.
The spokes closest to the chalk mark need to be loosened and the spokes on the opposite side of the chalk mark need to be tightened. Using the spoke wrench, turn the spokes in the center of the chalk mark one full turn, and the other spokes a 1/2 turn.
Continue adjusting the spokes until the wheel no longer rubs against any part of your bicycle. You can erase all chalk marks and spin the wheel again while holding the chalk close to the wheel. When no marks appear, your wheel should now be running true.
Relieve stress with these simple stress management techniques.
Stress is caused by many different reasons, not all of which we have any control over. Stress is labeled into one of two categories: external and internal. External stressors may be as simple as being too hot or too cold, or complicated and come from the environment we are in, such as bad working conditions, abusive relationships. Internal stressors may be physical problems such as a cold or the flue, or be psychological, such as worrying, anger and loneliness. These two forms can be further broken down into acute or chronic.
Short term, or acute, stress is an immediate reaction to something around us. This applies to situations such as danger, harassment, imagined events and recalled memories. Also know as 'flight response', once the situation has returned to normal, the body does also.
Long term, or chronic, stress is continuous. This can be work pressure, relationship concerns or money woes.
Many forms of stress are brought on by ourselves. Sometimes we set to high of expectations or allow inconsequential things to provoke us or make us angry. It has been proven that stress can make people ill and is known to cause hypertension and impairs the immune system. Stress has also been linked to strokes and miscarriages.
The best thing you can do for yourself is learning ways to manage the stress in your life. As in all things, sometimes the smallest things can bring the most relief.
1. Breathe. When you find yourself in a stressful situation, take a deep breath. Continue doing so until you feel calmer. 2. Get away from the situation or go outside for fresh air. Taking a deep breath of fresh air can do wonders. Go back to the situation when you feel calmer. 3. Learn to let go. The next time you find yourself getting stressed, decide if the matter is really important to you. If it is not, make the conscious choice to ignore the situation. Heated discussions and anger not only cause stress, but also raise blood pressure levels. 4. Reward yourself. Anytime you've had a very stressful day, reward yourself with small pleasures. This can be as simple as a candy bar, a long bath, watching a movie or reading a few chapters of that best seller you haven't found time to read. By allowing yourself some downtime, it rejuvenates your mind and body, giving you the energy you need to face the next stressful situation. 5. Manage your time. It doesn't matter what you read in magazines or what the television tells you, the fact remains; you can't do it all. Learn to prioritize, worry about accomplishing the things you have to do, not the things you think you should do. Learn to delegate, ask for help when you need it. Pick one thing that has been bugging you and take care of it. Get it out of the way, and move on to the next. As you cross things off your list, your attitude will change and you will feel better and less stressed.
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