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.
Cosmetics tips and advice: must-have makeup applicators
A guide for creating a successful look by using the best applicators for different types of makeup.
Creating a successful look with makeup not only depends on the product type and color but the application of the makeup. Selecting the right tool for the job can make all the difference. Use this guide as a base to working with and succeeding on enhancing your natural beauty.
Make up can be applied with your fingers, sponges, or a variety of brushes or cotton swabs. All applicators should be kept clean with regular washing or use disposable applicators instead. It is recommended to wash applicators every three months or immediately after getting well from a cold or infection. Use your facial cleanser to wash applicators to avoid harsh chemical reactions on your face. Throw again any applicators that deteriorate after washing. Bacteria from the eyes, nose and mouth can easily be spread so avoid sharing applicators used in these areas. In addition, some makeup sponges contain latex, a product many are allergic to; read labels carefully before use.
For liquid or cream makeup such as foundation or blush, sponge applicators are best. Sponges provide an even distribution of makeup that's even better than your fingers. The variety of sponge shapes is wide with the wedge being the most popular. Wedge shapes can get into difficult areas such as under the eyes or the corners of your nose without discomfort. For a light, natural look, or when using water-based liquids, wet the sponge first, wring out and then use to apply. For creams or a heavier coverage, leave the sponge dry. The best method using a sponge is to dip, press and roll. Dip the sponge into the makeup, press onto your face and roll for even distribution. Try not to drag the sponge across your face as this can create streaks. Invest in quality makeup sponges that will last longer and work efficiently.
To apply concealer in dark or blemished areas, use a flat, thin, synthetic brush for a small area or a makeup sponge for large areas. Synthetic brushes work best with wet products, as they don't absorb the makeup. Apply concealer before the foundation and blend into the foundation with the sponge. A small, thin brush will prevent irritation in areas around the eye where concealer is used the most.
Powder foundations or blushes are best applied with a large, natural bristle brush. Natural brushes will pick up the makeup and hold it within the bristles for an even distribution at the selected points. Use a different brush for foundation than blush as the colors will combine to create a sun burnt look. Keep another natural brush clean and dry to allow blending of the foundation and blush for a natural, light look.
Eye shadow can be applied with either a brush or cotton swab. If using a powder eye shadow be certain to use a natural brush, and if using a cream shadow, a synthetic brush will be best. Cotton swabs will work for either type, though the cotton will hold the makeup ? wasting it if immediately disposing of the swab. Use a different swab or brush for each color applied and another clean swab to blend the colors together.
Lip and Eye Liner should be applied with a thin, synthetic brush designed for this purpose.
A flat-edge with stiffness to it will aid in lining with color. To maintain the stiff bristles, look for a brush that is retractable. Of course, keep lip and eyeliner brushes separate. No one needs black lined lips or red streaks under your lids.
Using the right tools will ease the chore of makeup and create a natural, pretty look that should promote compliments.
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