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By William Gurstelle

A choice of the medical American e-book Club

Want so as to add extra pleasure on your life?

This bold mixture of technology, historical past, and DIY tasks will exhibit you ways. Written for shrewdpermanent chance takers, it explores why probability is nice for you and information the artwork of residing dangerously.

Risk takers are extra winning, extra fascinating people who lead extra satisfying lives. in contrast to staring at an motion motion picture or enjoying a game, real-life event alterations someone, and Gurstelle can assist you find the real thrill of constructing black powder besides dozens of alternative edgy activities.

All of the projects—from throwing knives, consuming absinthe, and consuming fugu to cracking a bull whip, studying bartitsu, and construction a flamethrower—have brief studying curves, are hands-on and cheap, and exhibit actual yet moderate risk.

With a robust emphasis on defense, every one very likely life-altering undertaking contains step by step instructions, pictures, and illustrations besides troubleshooting assistance from specialists within the field.

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Chains Joining a split-link chain Thread a new chain through the jockey wheels and around the biggest chainring and smallest sprocket. Join the chain by pressing the side of the split link with the pins fixed in its plate through the two inner-link ends of the chain. • Pull the ends of the chain together so that • Press the other plate on to the pins that are 2 there is a little tension in the jockey wheels. This establishes the length of chain you need. 4 Loosen any stiff links that occur when the chain links are compressed during Step 3.

Place metal ferrules on the cut end of each outer so that it fits snugly into the cable guide. • Finally, pull the cable through the barrel adjuster and cable-clamp bolt. Then tighten the bolt with the Allen key. Put the rear shifter in the smallest sprocket and the front shifter in the smallest chainring. Remove the old cable from under the hood cover. 2 • Grease the new cable and push it through the hole under the hood cover. Dribble oil into a cable outer, which should be cut to fit between the cable guide and the component.

Check the action by shifting a few times between all the chainrings. 53 54 MAINTAINING YOUR TRANSMISSION • FRONT AND REAR MECHS Rear mech Adjusting a rear mech Most rear mechs are indexed, which means that for every click of the shifter, either up or down, the mech will shift the chain from one sprocket to the next. Occasionally, you may find that the chain does not quite move on to the next sprocket when you make a single shift, or else it skips a sprocket in an overshift. In either case, the rear mech needs adjusting.

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