Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Front Bicycle Wheel – Classic White Appraisal

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Zipp 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher Front Bicycle Wheel – Classic White

ROAD CLASSIC, REVOLUTIONIZED The Zipp 202 Firecrest(R) Carbon Clincher Bicycle Wheel is all about aiming higher. Zipp took their classic 202 wheelset — the legendary climber’s companion — and transformed it into a stiff, lightweight and aerodynamic speed weapon ideal for every road you travel. That’s the power of Firecrest and Carbon Clincher technologies. At just 1,375 g/wheelset, the new 202 is the lightest entry in the Firecrest Carbon Clincher lineup. The Zipp(R) 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher retains the classic 32 mm rim depth of its predecessor though, with the Firecrest profile, now has a wider 25.4 mm max rim width. The results redefine what’s possible with a do-it-all classic road wheel. Zipp’s two most profound wheel innovations, the Firecrest rim shape and Carbon Clincher technology, form the foundation of the new 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher. Firecrest rims have a near-constant width from brake track to spoke bed to improve aerodynamics and better control airflow. Zipp used Computational Fluid Dynamics software analysis to maximize aerodynamics and minimize wind-produced torque, resulting in a 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher that is faster and better handling than a classic road wheel. Zipp’s Firecrest rim shape improves stability by moving the wheel’s center of pressure to sit almost directly over the steering axis, where wind-produced steering torque has a minimal effect. Now, add to that Zipp’s Carbon Clincher technology. Their exclusive resin, based on materials used in motorsports braking systems, effectively tolerates the incredible spikes in heat caused by braking to provide you with reliability and stopping power. Combine that with Tangente Platinum brake pads and you have unmatched performance, all with the ease of use of a clincher. The 202 Firecrest Carbon Clincher forced me to re-evaluate where I could ride such a light pair of wheels – besides the longest climbs I could find, it was really everywhere else that I realized how special they were,…
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    • Tony
    • February 8, 2014
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    Who Builds Pacifica Pottery Wheel? Who manufactures pacifica wheels?

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      Laguna Clay Company makes the pacifica pottery wheel

      Pacifica Potters Wheels
      Since it’s inception in 1972, the Pacifica Potter’s Wheel has been considered by many experienced potters to be the best wheel value on the market. During it’s over 25 year existence, these wheels have been designed, redesigned, and continually improved based on comments received from potters, teachers, and technicians. The results of their work are the UL approved PACIFICA GT 400 and PACIFICA GT 800. Both models (GT400 & GT800) feature: 1) state-of-the-art electronics to provide extra torque and consistent RPMs at all speeds; 2) cast aluminum Magic Pedal renown for its smooth and comfortable operation; 3) a convenient reversing switch; 4) modular construction of electronic components allowing for easy and efficient repair; 5) 13″ cast aluminum throwing head; 6) heavy duty welded steel frame; 7) large, durable molded tabletop; and 8) a 30-day Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

      Standard Features
      UL Approved: This prestigious designation stands for safety and quality.
      Quality: There is no part of the PACIFICA where quality has been compromised. From the heavy, 13″ machined aluminum throwing head, to the welded steel frame with its durable molded top, and easy to install, remove and clean splash pan, the PACIFICA gives you long lasting quality every step of the way.
      Quiet and Smooth: The superior polyurethane belt drive system, two stages of motor vibration isolation, and a large electronic capacitor make the PACIFICA only “whisper” under working conditions. Its finely tuned control assures smooth rotation at fast, medium, and very slow speeds.
      Torque and Power: Four separate polyurethane belt drive system, operating at 12:1 reduction, transmit more torque than you need to throw 80-100 lbs. of clay. The GT 400 develops over 1/2 HP, while the GT 800 develops over 1 HP. More efficient and quieter than a gear drive, the PACIFICA delivers high torque even at slow speeds. PACIFICA’s custom designed load sensor increases the drive current in exact proportion to the load on the clay, thereby providing constant speed from 0 to 260 plus RPM. You can even set a separate maximum speed adjustment between 200 and 300 RPM.
      The Magic Pedal: The PACIFICA Magic Pedal incorporates its celebrated, smooth, magnetic action in a solid, stable aluminum housing which eliminates pedal flex and provides an ideal fulcrum point for long hours of comfortable throwing. You can even buy the Magic Pedal and an updated control box for an older PACIFICA wheel.
      2 Piece, Vacuum Formed, Durable Splash Pan included
      Reversing: Control mounted built-in reversing.
      Circuit Breaker: Push button instead of inconvenient fuses.
      Large, Stable Table: PACIFICA’s large table gives you a great work area over wide-spaced, sturdy steel legs which create an untippable unit which is also easy to clean. Equally important is that it maximizes your work space without adding unnecessary materials and weight to your wheel- important when considering shipping costs and the moving or your wheel.
      Sturdy Steel: PACIFICA’s steel frame is engineered to give maximum strength and rigidity without adding unnecessary weight. The steel legs are 2 inch in diameter with protective plastic feet. When welded to the frame and bolted to the heavy duty, one-piece, vacuum formed, laminated table top, the PACIFICA may not be indestructible, but it’s close.
      Easy Repair: Although you should expect years of trouble enjoyment and service from your PACIFICA wheel, it has been designed so any repairs that need to be made will be easy and inexpensive. The modular construction allows for easy replacement of a part – whether it be the motor, a belt, or the electrical control box.
      Double Guarantee: Each wheel is tested in the factory before being shipped allowing the manufacturer confidence in offer a 2 year Limited Warranty against defects in workmanship and parts and a 30 Day Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

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    Advantages Of Alloy Wheels? New Altima has alloy wheels as part of package what is the point of alloy wheels?

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      Alloy wheels are automobile (car, motorcycle and truck) wheels which are created from an alloy of aluminum or magnesium metals (or sometimes a mixture of both). Alloy wheels differ from normal steel wheels because of their lighter weight, which improves the steering and the speed of the car, however some alloy wheels are heavier than the equivalent size steel wheel. Alloy wheels are also better heat conductors than steel wheels, improving heat dissipation from the brakes, which reduces the chance of brake failure in more demanding driving conditions. Alloy wheels are also considered more visually attractive than hubcaps.[weasel words] Alloy wheels are more expensive than standard wheels, and thus even though they are becoming more available and are standard on higher-priced models, they are not standard on many cars. Alloy wheels are prone to Galvanic corrosion if appropriate preventive measures are not taken.

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    Who Invented The Wheel? Was it the Sumerians?
    How did inventing the wheel come about?

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      According to archaeologists, the wheel was probably invented around 8,000 B.C in Asia but the oldest wheel as we know it dates back to Mesopotamia in 3,500 B.C. Early wheels were simple wooden disks with a hole for the axle. Because of the structure of wood a horizontal slice of a trunk is not suitable, as it does not have the structural strength to support weight without collapsing; rounded pieces of longitudinal boards are required.

      The spoked wheel was invented more recently, and allowed the construction of lighter and swifter vehicles. The earliest known examples are in the context of the Andronovo culture, dating to ca 2000 BCE. Soon after this, horse cultures of the Caucasus region used horse-drawn spoked-wheel war chariots for the greater part of three centuries. They moved deep into the Greek peninsula where they joined with the existing Mediterranean peoples to give rise, eventually, to classical Greece after the breaking of Minoan dominance and consolidations led by pre-classical Sparta and Athens. Celtic chariots introduced an iron rim around the wheel in the 1st millennium BCE. The spoked wheel had been in continued use without major modification until the 1870s, when wire wheels and pneumatic tires were invented.

      The invention of the wheel has also been important for technology in general, important applications including the water wheel, the cogwheel. The spinning wheel, and the astrolabe or torquetum. More modern descendants of the wheel include the propeller, the jet engine, the flywheel (gyroscope) and the turbine.

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    Wheeling…………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!? What is wheeling?

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      Since this question is in the SEO category I’ll assume you mean link wheeling. That’s a method of building backlinks to your money sites by creating loops or wheels of sites/blogs with “spokes” being links pointing to the sites you are trying to boost.

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