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Bike Pump Ratings
- A bicycle pump is a type of positive-displacement pump specifically designed for inflating bicycle tires. It has a connection or adapter for use with one or both of the two most common types of valves used on bicycles, Schrader or Presta.
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Blackburn AirTower 4 Bicycle Floor Pump
The AirTower 4 blends heavy duty performance and reliability with a modern look and feel. A countoured T-handle, oversized base and new Presta/Schrader Double Barrel Head adds convenience.
The Blackburn AirTower 4 Bicycle Floor Pump is constructed with an aluminum barrel that is both lightweight and durable. This bicycle floor pump features an oversized base and a contoured T-handle that make it is easy and comfortable to use, as well as a new Presta/Schrader double-barrel head for added convenience. Blackburn's AirTower 4 achieves a maximum pressure of 160psi, weighs 4.1 pounds, and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.
In 1975, Jim Blackburn set out to design stronger, lighter, more innovative and more reliable cycling products. The first were bags and racks designed for touring. From there, Blackburn grew. Over the next 30 years, Blackburn's spark of innovation would lead to many revolutionary products, like the first high quality aircraft aluminum rack, the first dual stroke minipump, the first oversized mountain minipump and the first dual stage/dual stroke floorpump just to name a few. For 2005, Blackburn's creative spark is burning brighter than ever. And as we head into our 30th year, Blackburn is re-dedicated to designing smart, reliable, no nonsense accessories that are essential to your riding experience.
Use a Bike Pump to Inflate Car Tires
I recently read that the car tires should be checked for pressure and
topped off every month for maximum fuel efficiency. Normally I use the
air compressor to fill the car tires, but it takes a lot of time to
drag out the compressor, extension cord, pressure gauge and tire
adapter. Today I just hooked up the bike pump which has a convenient
built in pressure gauge and find it to be much faster than dealing
with all the compressor nonsense. It only took a few pumps to top of
the tires @ 40 PSI.
DAY 165 | June 14, 2011: A dusty bike pump, finally out and in use after a long winter away.
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The best water system for base camps, family and group camping. Perfect when large volumes of water are needed.
The Katadyn Base Camp filter is a gravity feed filter system that utilizes a bag that is filled with unfiltered water, hung, and allows gravity to feed the water through the filter media into a water container. It is one of Katadyn's Backcountry Series of filters.
The Katadyn Base Camp filter arrived at my home packaged in an attractive display box. The box contained the filter bag, filter cartridge, lock ring for filter cartridge, hose, hose valve, and a small plastic bag containing the instruction book, a small tube of silicone lubricant, and a sponge.
My initial impression of the product, based solely on its appearance and packaging, was that it seemed to be an attractive and well-designed unit. The bag is similar in construction to a dry bag (a nylon material coated on the inside, with a top that rolls down and buckles to close). The bag has a plastic insert at the bottom to accept the filter. I find the bright blue color to be attractive, and feel it strikes a good balance between being unobtrusive during an outdoor experience, yet still bright enough that I'm unlikely to lose it by not noticing I left it in camp. A close examination of the bag revealed what appears to me to be soundly welded seams in the bag, good stitching where the straps and buckles are located, and a well-constructed unit.
The filter itself is a pleated material (much like an air filter in a car) mounted in an otherwise plastic cylinder. The manufacturer's website describes this filter material as a glass fiber. Over the pleated surface was wrapped what the manufacturer refers to as a filter protector (a very fine mesh screen) that is held on by a cylinder of plastic mesh. The filter and filter protector seem to be constructed in keeping with the simple design of the unit as a whole.
The shutoff valve is a simple plastic clip that slides over the discharge hose, and can be pinched to stop the flow, or released to allow filtration.
Reading the Instructions
The instruction manual was very straightforward, with good line drawings and text explanations. There are two omissions I noticed. First was the lack of an explanation surrounding the installation and operation of the hose valve, though I found this to be self-explanatory. The second omission was any explanation of the purpose of the sponge provided, though I have been told it is for cleaning the filter protector. Instructions were included in English and French, and covered product set-up, normal operation, field performance tips, long-term storage, cartridge capacity, replacement cartridge installation, product registration, and warranty information (along with basic information on water filtration).
In the field performance tips section the manual describes how to temporarily clean the filter cartridge in the field should it become clogged, a process I hope to try out while testing this product.
In addition to the manual, there is a label titled "Important Field Tips" sewn to the top of the bag that provides 6 line drawings that explain how to assemble and use the filter.
At the manufacturer's website additional information is found in the Frequently Asked Questions section. In this section I found several helpful tips, including allowing sediment to settle out of water in another container prior to filtering it, and wrapping a bandana or similar item around the filter cartridge to extend its life when filtering very dirty water.
Trying it out
I found assembly of the filter to be fairly straightforward. While at first I didn't think I would need to use the silicone lubricant to insert the cartridge into the plastic insert in the bag, I quickly realized I would need to. After lubricating the o-ring, the cartridge slid in with moderate effort. Insertion of the hose onto the filter barb took a couple of tries, as the filter barb is recessed into the base of the filter between four flanges, and I have big fingers. I found the silicone lubricant to be helpful here as well. Once these tasks were completed, I simply threaded the plastic lock ring (that prevents the filter from simply falling out) onto the flange and slipped on the hose valve and the filter was ready for use.
One note on assembly is that there is a warning in the instructions not to grasp the cartridge around the pleated surface or it could become damaged. This warning made me wonder how much caution will be required in my pack, as the filter cartridge is essentially unprotected from crushing. This is something I will monitor during field testing. Once the filter was assembled, I decided to try it out in my kitchen. The first thing I realized was that filling the bag isn't as easy as I thought it would be with one person. Even at my sink, trying to hold the bag with one hand and fill with the other was a challenge. The bag flipped closed at one point, causing the water to flow down the front of my pants. Once I figured out how to hold it to prevent that from happening, I realized the bag gets pretty heavy as it fills. I plan to try filling the filter on the ground during field testing to see if that is easier. I also wonder how realistic it will be to fill the bag directly from, for example, a lake while keeping the discharge hose out of the unfiltered water, at least by myself.
The next challenge became finding a place to hang the filter, for which I chose the back of a chair. Due to the bag being barely above the outlet end of the hose the flow was very slow, but it did confirm the operation of the filter and confirmed there were no leaks. The flow valve was easy to close and seemed to lock very securely. The valve released okay, but my big fingers made releasing a little more difficult.
I followed the instructions to filter 2 L (2.1 qt) of water to flush the filter of carbon. While the instructions noted that this water might be discolored, I wasn't expecting the first flow to be black. The carbon quickly cleared, however.
The water filtered after this initial flush was clear. I conducted a side-by-side taste test between my unfiltered tap water and the filtered tap water. There was a slight, but detectable, improvement in the filtered water's taste, which I suspect was the result of the carbon in the filter absorbing residual chlorine from my tap water.
I plan to test the filter by using it to filter all my water for the trips I take during the test period, save what I carry in at the trailhead. I am a heavy consumer of water while backpacking. Since I will be providing water for up to four people on many of my trips, this filter will see a great deal of use during the test period, likely filtering in excess of 50 gallons (189 L) of water from a broad variety of sources.
Throughout the testing I will work to evaluate the following areas:
Ease of use - Is the filter easy to operate? Is maintenance easy to perform? Is it easy to fill the bag? Are closures easy to operate? Is it convenient to use? What kind of flow rate can I expect under varying real-world conditions? Does the output speed decline as the filters begin to clog? Is it easy to hang?
Design - Does the filter work well with my usual combination of hydration bladder and bottles? Does it fit well in my pack? Are the hoses long enough to use easily where I'm able to find a place to hang it? Does it seal in the water being filtered well, or does it leak? Does the buckle and top closure seem secure? Does the hose valve work well? Does the material seem to hold up well, or does it fade or become brittle with use? Does the color of the bag tend to absorb solar heat, making the water too warm for drinking? Does the filter clog when used with nasty-looking water? Does sediment or slime from the water build up in the bag, and if so, how easy is it to clean?
Quality of Filtration - Do I notice any off tastes in the water? Is the water at all cloudy? Can it make tannin filled water (which is bitter-tasting from all the vegetable matter steeped in it) along the Washington coast palatable?
Component Quality and Reliability - Can the filter stand up to my typical use? Are there any areas prone to wear or failure? Does it reliably provide me with safe drinking water, or is it prone to failure, leaving me to resort to a chemical treatment backup? If I encounter freezing temperatures do basic precautions such as draining the filter prevent damage?
Overall the Katadyn Base Camp filter appears to be a well-constructed, well-designed filter. I look forward to evaluating its performance under real-world conditions.
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Gas power bicycles - Triathlon bike speed - Best tandem bicycles.
Gas Power Bicycles
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- (bicycle) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
- The Bicycles are an indie rock quartet from Toronto, Ontario composed of Matt Beckett, Drew Smith, Dana Snell, and Andrew Scott (formerly of The Meligrove Band).
- A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel
Go-Ped Super X-Ped Gas Powered Competition Scooter (Orange)
New low price for 2008!Super X-Ped - Built for extreme competition, the Super X-Ped is an upgraded version of the X-Ped. The new G23ORC motor puts out 2.5 horse-power and can be tuned to reach up to 5 horse-power. Factory race team grips, double sided fork, fatty deck, and a new color were added to make this scooter the envy of those in the know. This bad boy is for competition use only!Beefy frame and "bothy" fork /Fatty standing platform /2.5 Hp Motor, upgradeable to 5 /Reinforced steering components /Protective bumper /Grind plate /Aluminum wheels /Factory team dual-density grips /Foldable handlebarAvailable in championship orange
Built for extreme competition, the Super X-Ped is an upgraded version of the former X-Ped. The new Go-Ped GPl290 motor puts out 2.5 horse-power and can be tuned to reach much more. Factory race team grips, a double-sided fork, fatty deck, and a new color were added to make this scooter the envy of those in the know. This bad boy is for competition use only.
Engine Model: GPL290
Engine: Single Cylinder, Two Stroke, Air Cooled
Engine Displacement: 28.5cc
Engine Horse Power: 2.5
Engine Ignition: Electronic
Engine Cutoff: Handlebar Kill Switch
Transmission: Direct Drive
Fuel: Gas and 2-cycle oil
Fuel Capacity: 1 liter
Fuel Economy: 60 miles per gallon
Max Speed: 20 miles per hour
Dimensions Open: (34 by 17 by 39 inches (L x W x H)
Dimensions Folded: 24 by 17 by 14 inches (L x W x H)
Handlebars: Reinforced 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum; motorcycle-style handlebars
Frame: Extreme-duty, aircraft quality 4130 chromoly frame
Fork: Bothy, aircraft quality 4130 Chromoly fork
Dry Weight: 28 pounds
Weight Capacity: 400 pounds
Wheel Type: 6-inch Solid Go-Active rubber replaceable tire
Front Brake: Wheel caliper
Rear Brake: Compression
Folding handle bar for easy stowage
Pro clamp, wide race bars
Pro Brake levers
Note:Specifications may very depending on rider weight and conditions.
Gasoline Engine Bicycle
Not sure the history of all these gas-engine powered bicycles, but they are cool! Whizzer is the brand I know, but this seems to be a kit you build with a Raw Engine kit. I need to call Jesse Rooke!
Kates' gas powered bicycle
I ran across Kate at the State University of NY. She and her boyfriend modified regular bukes to run on imported motors from China. Very interesting way to get around campus.
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The straight brad finish nailer is designed for precision finish work on shoe and cove molding, chair rails, cabinetry, furniture, door jambs, door casings, paneling, stair assemblies, and more. Lightweight at just 4.0 lb. 100 nail magazine and 185 in. lb. of torque. Precision balanced with battery in line for ergonomics and control. Tool free depth control for precise fastener placement. Tool free jam clearance reduces downtime. Over molded grip for comfort and control. Utility hook for convenience. Range: 5 8'' to 2''. Battery: 3.6V (lithium ion). Charging time: 1 hour. Also included are: battery wall charger, battery car charger, and carry case. Fuel cell model No. 9B12062R sold separately.
The Bostitch GBT1850K Cordless 18-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer is a lightweight and portable brad nailer that's ideal for putting the finishing touches on molding, furniture, cabinetry, and more. Its user-friendly features offer efficiency and convenience, and its rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you an energy-efficient alternative to heavy and bulky corded tools.
GBT1850K Cordless 18-Gauge Straight Finish Nailer
At a Glance:
18-gauge nailer ideal for finishing work
Lightweight and portable for maximum comfort and ease of use
Tool-free depth adjustment and jam clearance
Includes carrying case, rechargeable battery, battery charger, and more
Two-year limited warranty
Lightweight at just 4.0 lbs. View larger.
Tool-free adjustable depth guide sets nails to desired depths. View larger.
Ideal for Precision Finish Work
Designed for precision finish work on shoe and cove molding, chair rails, cabinetry, furniture, door jambs, door casings, paneling, stair assemblies, and more, the Bostitch GBT1850K is a powerful tool that operates consistently and efficiently.
The Bostitch GBT1850K uses 5/8-inch to 2-inch 18-gauge straight finishing nails to minimize wood splitting without predrilling and to securely fasten even small and fragile pieces without denting and scratching their surfaces. And thanks to its 100-nail magazine and 185 inch/pounds of torque, the BGT1850K will help you get all your finishing jobs done quickly.
Compact and Lightweight for All-Day Use
At an easy-to-handle weight of 4 pounds, the Bostitch GBT1850K can be used for long periods of time and in overhead positions with minimum operator fatigue. The over-molded rubber grip offers comfort for all-day projects, and the compact design makes it easy for you to reach into corners and tight spaces. When it's time to take a break, just use the nailer's built-in utility hook to hang it up until you're ready to start again.
Lithium-Ion Power Provides Cordless Convenience
Enjoy the flexibility and portability of the cordless Bostitch GBT1850K, which eliminates the need for messy cords and noisy compressors. With easy maneuverability, this nailer lets you move quickly and efficiently around the jobsite, completing big projects with less time and energy. The lithium-ion battery completes a full charge in just one hour, ensuring continuity in your work.
Tool-Free Adjustments Increase Efficiency
Enhance productivity and avoid frustration with the convenient, tool-free features of the Bostitch GBT1850K. An adjustable depth guide allows you to quickly set nails to your desired depth, and eliminating jams is easy with the clearance feature that helps remove jammed fasteners. The low nail lock-out prevents dry fire, extends tool life, and keeps you from firing an empty tool and marring the surface of your work piece.
The Bostitch GBT1850K is backed by a manufacturer's two-year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Bostitch GBT1850K Cordless 18-Guage Straight Finish Nailer, rechargeable battery, battery charger, car adaptor, wrenches, manual, cleaning guide, warranty card, safety glasses, and carry case.
Overmolded rubber grip maximizes comfort and minimizes fatigue.
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