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Special: HED Ardennes SL PowerTap G3C Tubular Bicycle Wheelset

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Today’s featured item is HED Ardennes SL Power
Tap G3C Tubular Bicycle Wheelset
, one of our most requested Wheels. A great gift brought to you by Hed. We give it 4 out of 5 stars.

HED Ardennes SL Power
Tap G3C Tubular Bicycle Wheelset

What makes the 23mm Hed Ardennes SL Tubular Bicycle Wheelset better than the ubiquitous 19mm rim? Width. Picture a standard 23mm tire on the C2 rim. Tire and rim width are the same, the sidewalls are fairly straight, and the width of the rim spreads the tread contact patch out. With straighter sidewalls, and more rubber on the road, cornering is an entirely new experience. The sidewalls don’t flop over in a hard corner, and more rubber on the road is, well… better. C2s should be run with lower pressure, since there is more air volume in the wider tire profile. The same tire on a 19mm rim looks more like the profile of a light bulb. The curved sidewalls flop over under hard cornering, there is less rubber on the road, and more air pressure is needed to prevent pinch flats. The Ardennes SL is Hed’s best selling wheel and for good reason. It is the original Ardennes and for 2012 is upgraded with a carbon front hub and a new rear wheel lacing pattern to enhance power transmission and lateral stiffness. The SL utilizes the same high performance scandium C2 rim as its big brother the Ardennes Flamme Rouge. Cycle
Ops Power
Tap G3C : Introducing the new Power
Tap G3C; The lightest power meter in the world o World’s lightest power meter o Ceramic bearings by Ceramic Speed o Hub weighs a mere 315 grams o Wider flanges for a stiffer overall wheel o Smaller overall hub profile o New field-serviceable electronics o ANT+ compatible for use with Cycle
Ops Joule or your favorite computer
18 front and 24 rear Black bladed spokes
Sapim CX-Ray bladed spokes
Carbon FR Sonic Front hub
Skewer and Rim Tape included
Rider weight limit 190lbs
Weights (g): Front: 632 – Rear: 817 Size 700c Hub 24HCampagnolo
Only $2,899.95 – Click here for details…

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Palmetto Technology Group (PTG) and Meals on Wheels Partner to Showcase Microsoft Office 365 at Nonprofit SCANPO …

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announced today that they have partnered with their long-time client Meals on Wheels of Greenville to present an Office 365 educational session at the SCANPO 2014 Summit, the largest in-state not-for-profit conference. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/palmetto-technology-…

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Wheels to announce fourth quarter and year end 2013 results on March 26, 2014

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Wheels up Partners with Oakley Learn to Ride at 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Tap G3C Tubular Bicycle Wheelset
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    • Tony
    • February 5, 2014

    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 produced 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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    What Skateboard Wheels Dont Flat Spot? What wheels dont flat spot

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      All wheels can flat spot. Most flat spots are caused by powersliding, not by wheel bites. There are wheels specifically for power sliding, but they are really designed only for that. I’ve never used them, but I know several guys who like Bones SPF wheels. They say the wheels are almost impossible to flat spot.

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    Rear And Front Wheel Drive? Hi, in a rear wheel drive car, what wheels do the steering when the steering whell is turning and what wheels do the spinning/driving?

    same question for front wheel and 4 wheel drive?


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      Front wheel drive = front wheels spinning. Rear wheel drive = rear wheels spinning. 4 wheel drive = all 4 wheels spinning. The front tires turn on all vehicles. There are however a select few vehicles that have 4 wheel steering where the rear tires turn as well as the front ie: prelude, chevy pick up to name a few.

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    • Me
    • February 15, 2014

    Cheap Pottery Wheel For Beginners? Hi! I am getting into pottery and would like to buy a wheel. I can only afford an inexpensive one, so kids wheels are mostly my options, but Im 18 and want something good quality and bigger cuz Im not 10. Can anyone give me advice on a good quality wheel to buy? I also would like it to have an electric plug so Im not wasting batteries.

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      A used wheel may be good if you can find one

      Here is some information on new Items so you will have a reference
      It may be possible to start with a banding wheel then buy a better wheel if you decide it is for you
      I included a link showing a master making a cup on a banding wheel

      Banding wheels

      Kick Wheels

      Table Top Wheels

      Video of using a banding wheel

      Artical on pottery wheels

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    • Zack
    • February 17, 2014

    Other Names For A Pottery Wheel? What are other names for a pottery wheel
    that was a DUMB answer i sorry but that was ra- tarded lol seriously A wheel of pottery come on now dont me a smart ass

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      Other than a “pottery wheel,” the most used term would be the “potter’s wheel.” It has also been called a “potter’s lathe.” Other types of wheels include:
      –kick wheel
      –treadle wheel
      –electric pottery wheel, or motor driven wheel
      In ancient times, potters made turntables, or “tournettes,” to use to coil pottery faster which they turned by hand. Later the coiling turned into throwing the pots as the wheel progressed. Sometimes this was done with a stick put in an indentation in a round stone that the potter turned. In some third world countries it is still done that way. When the kick wheel was invented, it made the work much easier. The treadle wheel, like the one Bernard Leach used, also was a precursor to our modern electric pottery wheel.

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    • Jimmy
    • February 19, 2014

    What Is Wheel Backspacing? What does wheel backspacing and wheel offset mean

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      Wheel backspacing is how much room you have on the backside of the wheel in relation to the suspension etc..
      offset is where the disc part of the wheel is, in relation to the rim.. if the disc is centered front to back tha is 0 offset if it is toward the back that is positve offset, toward the front is negative… most standard wheels on current cars are negative offset….

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    What Is Water Wheel? What is whater wheel?
    if you can answer this–
    1) history of water wheel
    2) what is water wheel?
    3) what is that do? (grinding stuff)

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      A water wheel is a hydropower system; a machine for extracting power from the flow of water. Water wheels and hydropower was widely used in the Middle Ages, powering most industry in Europe, along with the windmill. The most common use of the water wheel was to mill flour in gristmills, but other uses included foundry work and machining, and pounding linen for use in paper.

      A water wheel consists of a large wooden or metal wheel, with a number of blades or buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface. Most commonly, the wheel is mounted vertically on a horizontal axle, but the tub or Norse wheel is mounted horizontally on a vertical shaft. Vertical wheels can transmit power either through the axle or via a ring gear and typically drive belts or gears; horizontal wheels usually directly drive their load. A channel created for the water to follow after leaving the wheel is commonly referred to as a “tailrace.

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