Wheel Rim

How To : Protect and clean alloy rims

Fast, cheap and easy! Make those rims/wheels shine and stay that way in a few minutes with this surprising method...WD 40. Don't spray directly on wheel/rim. Spray on cloth..

How To : Replace a spoke behind the freewheel

Ever had a spoke break on your bike wheel? Don't throw the wheel away! Repairing a spoke only takes a few tools and some patience. You will need, at a minimum: a freewheel tool (used to remove the part of the wheel that engages the bike chain), a wrench, and a screwdriver. Fir ...more

How To : Care for your garden hose

Your garden hose can give you many years of good service if you treat it right. Learn how to properly care for your garden hose with this gardening how to video. You Will Need * A garden hose * A rack, old tire rim, or large trash can * New washers Step 1: Empty it every tim ...more

How To : Polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome and a buff ball. In this demonstration we use Simichrome Polish and a Flitz Buff Ball to clean and polish a Subaru wheel rim. The tutorial includes detailed work instruct ...more

How To : Change a moped tire

Zach Levenburg of 1977 Mopeds in San Francisco shows us how to fix a flat on the rear wheel of a moped. * First, remove the rear brake cable with a wrench, and loosen the axle nuts using one wrench on each side. * Flip the chain tensioner out of the way, and push the wheel sl ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish and a buff ball. In this polishing tip we polish a Jeep wheel using Flitz Metal Polish and a Flitz BuffBall. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practic ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : True a bicycle wheel

Understand that you true a wheel by tightening and loosening spokes. You can true a wheel both laterally and radially. Assemble the proper tools. You will need a truing stand, a spoke wrench, and some light oil. Remove the tire to true the wheel laterally. Set your wheel in ...more

How To : Cut spokes to build a bike wheel

Assemble tools and materials. You'll need a rim, a hub, and the proper length spokes and spoke nipples. You'll need a wheel truing stand, a spoke wrench, a flat screwdriver, and medium weight oil. A spoke tensiometer, a dishing tool and a nipple driver are optional. Place the ...more

How To : Change a mountain bike tire

In this video, we learn how to change a mountain bike tire. Start by shifting the rear cassette to the smallest gear. Then, remove quick release and remove the wheel. After this, remove the tire with tire levers or strong fingers, then check inside the tire rim for foreign obj ...more

How To : Change a 700Cx38 bicycle tire with baby powder

In this how-to video, you will learn how to change a 700Cx38 bicycle tire with baby powder. You need a tire tool, a new tube, new tire, baby powder, a bag, and a bicycle that needs a tire change. Run the tire tool around the rim to remove the tire Remove the old tube from the ...more

How To : Change a bicycle tire & replace the inner tube

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bicycle tire & replace the inner tube. First, take the wheel off of the bike. Then, see if you can find any holes on the outside of the tire. Then, remove all air from the tire tube and remove 1 side of the tire using tire levers. Aft ...more

How To : Change a tire on a folding bike

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a tire on a folding bike. First, you need to know how the bike goes together so you can take the tire off correctly. Once you have taken the tire off of the rim of the bike, you can discard with it. You can use either strong fingers or ...more

How To : Draw a caricature of a truck

This video demonstrates how to draw a caricature of a truck. Begin with a rectangular shape that is slightly bigger at the top and has rounded corners. This will be the grill. Create an inside border. Below the grill, draw a front bumper. At the top corner of the grill draw a ...more

How To : Fix a flat tire on a bicycle

Have a flat tire on your bicycle? No problem... let High Altitude 2U help you out with their video tutorial. The best way to fix a flat is to avoid them, But how do you avoid flats? Keep your tires properly inflated. A bicycle tire should be pumped up to 40 - 60 psi. Put it ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more

How To : Change a dirt bike tire

To change a dirt bike tire follow these instructions. First use the crescent wrench set to loosen, and remove the axle bolt from the wheel you are working on. Then, slide the wheel out of the stays and lay it flat on the ground in an open area. Use the screwdriver to let the a ...more

How To : Add Mag rims to a car in Photoshop CS3

In this software tutorial you will learn how to change the rims on a vehicle in Photoshop CS3. Get the rims you've always wanted on your car or truck, in Photoshop CS3 that is! In this video, you will see how to change the rims on a car to Mag Wheels rims with some simple Phot ...more

How To : Change a flat BMX tire

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a flat BMX tire. First, take the wheel off with a wrench. Then, let all the air out of the tire if it's not already completely out. Next, find what gave you the flat tire and make sure you remove it from the tire. After this, grab the t ...more

How To : Adjust your front brakes

This video tutorial is in the Sports category which will show you how to adjust your front brakes on your bike. The brake pads are very adjustable. It has 360 degrees rotation which helps in installing it on the bike easily. First install the brake arms. Then loosen up the bra ...more

How To : Dish a rear bicycle wheel

In this video, Mike shows us how to dish a rear bicycle wheel. First, you need to measure the distance from the wheel to the hub and axle. Do this on both the non-drive and drive side. Set the dish on both sides, then find the gap from each of the side. Now you will know if th ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with CO2

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with CO2. First, you need to take the tire and wheel off of the bike. Then, release the air from the tire and then remove it from the wheel. After this, use a lever to remove the inner tube from the wheel as well. Replace th ...more

How To : Change a bike tire with a quick release wheel

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a bike tire with a quick release wheel. First, put your chain down and release your brake. Now, take your wheel off and then pull the tire off. Now, take the tube off by using the tire lever and pushing away from you. Don't hurt your fi ...more

How To : Build a bicycle wheel

This is a five part series on how to build a bicycle wheel. It will cover lacing and truing a wheel. There is nothing like crafting something with your bare hands, especially if that something is a bike wheel. There is something inherently rewarding and zen like about wheel bu ...more

How To : True your bicycle wheels

Whenever you're out cycling, you may hit a pothole or some obstruction and bend your rim or take your wheel out of true. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to true your bike wheels. By adjusting the spokes, you'll be able to bring your wheels back to true an ...more

How To : Change a 20 inch tire

In this tutorial, we learn how to change a 20 inch tire. First, you will need to remove the valve core with a removal tool. Then, rotate the rim until the beat is separated. From here, secure the rim on a machine so it can be unmounted from the tire. After the tire has come of ...more

How To : Glue a tubular tire using Tufo rim tape

This video tutorial is in the Sports category where you will learn how to glue a tubular tire using Tufo rim tape. Gluing a tubular tire is very simple. You will need a tire, rim, Tufo rim tape, scissors and a pump. Stretch the tire with your foot and your hand as shown in the ...more

How To : Throw a chip and dip pottery plate

Ingelton Pottery demonstrates how to throw a chip and dip pottery plate. First, well a ball of clay and put it on a pottery wheel. Use your hands and ample amounts of water to depress the sides of the clay forming an indented rim with a raised center. Use your thumb to define ...more

How To : Change a flat clincher tire

Here we see how change a flat tire on a bicycle properly. The video says that once you understand the principles you should be able to do this in three minutes. With the tire off the frame of the bike, be sure all of the air is completely gone. Next is to take off one side of ...more

How To : Change a bicycle tire at home

This how-to video with Christopher Danz Technical Product Specialist with Performance Bicycle shows you how to fix a flat tire. To fix a flat tire you need a set of tire levers, a spare tube or patch kit, and a pump. The first step is remove the wheel. Insert the tire levers a ...more

How To : Install a tubeless road tire on a bicycle

Want a tubed tire alternative for you bike? The answer is simple… tubeless tires. In this video from Excel Sports Boulder, you'll see exactly how to install a tubeless road tire on a bicycle. James Kruse will talk you through the installation as he installs a new tubeless tir ...more

How To : Paint your rims

Jennifer is showing us how to paint rims. You can use Dupicolor paint bought from Auto Zone and costs five dollars. First, you must sand and wipe your rims to ensure a smooth clean coat. Other items you will need are duct tape, newspaper, and a jack. The first step is to place ...more

How To : Change a mountain bike tire out on the trail

This video shows you how to quickly change a mountain bike tire out on the trail. Remove the wheel from the fork. The tools you need are a pump, mini tool, a patch kit, a lever, and a spare tube. Remove the valve nut. Position the lever under the bead of the tire and work it ...more

How To : Fix a bike flat without a patch kit

Show the world just how resourceful you are next time you get a flat bike tire. With the help of some local plant life and some gusto you too can ride your bike to safety without the help of a standard repair kit. You’re miles from home with a flat and reach for your trusty p ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

If you're racing for time or taking a leisurely ride by the beach there's little that's more annoying than a squeaking sound every rotation of a wheel. Don't let a squeaky break ruin your biking fun when those brakes can be as good as new in no time. An idyllic bike ride can ...more

How To : Trim a tall ceramic pot

Watch this instructional ceramics video to learn how to trim a tall pot on the pottery wheel. First, wet the rim of the pot and stick the pot upside-down to the bat. make sure that the pot of centered on the wheel. It's good to turn the turn the wheel slowly when trimming, to ...more

How To : Begin making lids for wheel thrown ceramics

Watch this helpful ceramics video to learn how to throw a few types of lids for wheel thrown pots. Our guide forms a gallery lid, using calipers to measure the inside distance of the rim of the pot. The calipers can then be used to adjust the width of the lid piece. Part 1 of ...more

News : 2009's Most Amazing Scientific Images

Popsci has posted 2009's most amazing scientific images, and there's quite a few great ones in there. A few of our favorites below, click through for all 62. In short, Cow Farts. "Scientists measure methane at the source: In a lush pasture near Buenos Aires, this cow and its ...more

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