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India is the Diabetes capital of the world and has a sizeable population besides a very high mortality rate due to Diabetes (data courtesy International Diabetes Federation) as we can see in the info graph [...]
The first rule to remember is a clean bike is a happy bike. Road grit and grime will work its way into the chain and cogs on your bike and create a lot of friction and noise – not to mention wear out the cogs and chain early. Thankfully, cleaning your bike takes only a few minutes, a bucket of water with soap (bike-specific cleaner or, in a pinch, mild dish detergent) and a brush or old rag. It’s a good idea to clean your bike after every ride you do in the rain or on wet roads.
How to fix a flat in 7 easy steps:
It’s really not too difficult as long as you have a good set of tire levers and a pump.
If your goals include general fitness, weight loss, or building up stamina, then a treadmill makes a great choice – and they’re really easy to use for people of all ages. Buying a fitness equipment or a treadmill requires research and here are the questions you should ask yourself before you buy.
British Engineer James Starley upgrades his famous bicycle named “Ariel” into a ridiculous model with a large front wheel to enable higher speeds, a small rear wheel and a simple tubular frame. Various referred to as the “Ordinary” or “High” bicycle, it gets a nickname “Penny Farthing” [a penny representing the front wheel, and a coin smaller in size and value, the farthing, representing the rear] and becomes the first really efficient bicycle to be conceived and crafted and use the wire-spoke tension wheel invented by Eugene Meyer, Father of the High Bicycle. Ball bearings, solid rubber tires and hollow-section steel frames went into reducing the weight and render a more smoother ride.
The bicycle as a choice of transport is the best in two ways; it blesses both the rider and the ride. A little abstract, maybe? Before I go on to elaborate, a brief history lesson I am sure you will enjoy.
Increasingly kids are performing stunts on their BMX bikes like Mongoose or regular mountain terrain bikes (MTB) like Hercules Roadeo. Here’s a quick overview of the most important pieces of protective gear to help your kids avoid injuries.
Back in the day, the running-along-side method was the go-to technique–it’s probably how you learned. It still works. But one big thing to keep in mind–DO NOT tell your kid you’re not gonna let go and then let go. If they crash, you break their trust and their confidence.
There are four main types of bike; road bikes with drop handlebars and skinny tyres for road use, mountain bikes with knobbly tyres for off-road riding, hybrids which are a blend of both road and mountain bikes, and folding bikes which are ideal for city use. Your first question has to be ‘Will I be riding on the road, off-road or a bit of both?”
It is very important to have your child’s bicycle correctly fitted to him/her. There are various parameters that need to be looked into. The result is that your bike will provide you child with a balanced ride in four respects: efficiency, handling, aerodynamics, and comfort. You achieve that balance when you get the bike that’s perfect for you.