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  The Falkirk Wheel | Welcome to The Falkirk Wheel | Falkirk, Wheel, Canal, Boat, Which
The Falkirk Wheel is an exceptional feat of modern engineering and is already being recognised as an inspirational sculpture for the 21st Century.
Designed to reconnect the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal and sited in a natural open amphitheatre at Rough Castle near Falkirk, this remarkable and elegant mechanical marvel is the only rotating boatlift in the world and truly one of a kind.
The Falkirk Wheel can carry eight or more boats at a time with a single trip taking about 60 minutes and providing an unforgettable experience and great 'day out' for all the family.
www.falkirk-wheel.com   (357 words)

  Exploratorium: Science Snacks: Bicycle Wheel Gyro
A rotating bicycle wheel has angular momentum, which is a property involving the speed of rotation, the mass of the wheel, and how the mass is distributed.
For example, most of a bicycle wheel's mass is concentrated along the wheel's rim, rather than at the center, and this causes a larger angular momentum at a given speed.
Unfortunately, the gyroscopic precession of the wheel hanging from the rope is not explainable in as straightforward a manner as the rotating stool effect.
www.exploratorium.edu /snacks/bicycle_wheel_gyro.html   (656 words)

  Building Bicycle Wheels by Sheldon Brown
For lateral truing, spin the wheel in the stand and find the place on the rim that is farthest away from where most of the rim is. If the rim is off to the left, tighten spokes that go to the right flange and loosen those that go to the left flange.
Before a wheel is ready for the road it must be stress relieved, because the bend in the spoke has to accommodate itself to the shape of the hub flange and vice versa, and a similar process may go on where the nipple sits in the rim.
Bicycle folklore has it that radial-spoked wheels give a "harsh" ride, because the shorter spokes are less "stretchy" than the longer spokes used in semi-tangent wheels.
www.sheldonbrown.com /wheelbuild.html   (7112 words)

  Wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The wheel reached Europe in the 4th millennium, and India with the Indus Valley Civilization in the 3rd millennium.
In China, the wheel is certainly present with the adoption of the chariot in ca.
The wheel (with axle) is considered one of the simple machines and lies near the practical starting point of advanced human technology (advanced, that is, in comparison with even earlier mechanical innovations such as stone/bone knives and axes, tension-sprung projectiles, scoops and shovels, etc.,.).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wheel   (1199 words)

 Bicycle wheel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bicycle wheels can also be categorized according to the way in which the tire or tyre attaches to the wheel.
While tubular wheels are lighter, and can be made to operate in a wider range of tire pressures, clincher wheels are easier to service, for example in the case of a punture.
However a number of wheel manufacturers are now producing wheels with roughly half the spokes of a top of the line traditional wheel from the 1980's, with approximately the same rotational inertia and less total weight.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bicycle_wheel   (901 words)

 Owls Head Transportation Museum - Exhibitions
From this design stemmed the idea of the spoked wheel, consisting of a hub-with an axle hole, felloes (a felloe is one section of the rim of a wheel) and the spokes themselves.
Our wagon wheel, with a well fitting, continuous iron tire, is the result of taking an iron hoop slightly smaller than the wheel and heating the iron until it expands enough to girdle the wheel.
Punctures, the tire coming off the wheel, and the tube being pinched accounted for the majority of blow-outs, which required that the tire be removed from the wheel, and a spare placed on the wheel.
www.ohtm.org /wheel.html   (1809 words)

 Roulette wheel - Best roulette table
The wheel of roulette game is an extraordinary combination of engineering and logic and because of this the said game has been of utmost interest to the gamblers across the globe.
Although on the face of it the same wheel of numbers seems to be a very simple design but arrangement of numbers and characteristics has been done in such a manner that ensures the random element of the game.
The wheel is typically a bowl that is divided into separate compartments by slanted walls, which are sufficiently large to old the marble once it comes to rest after the spin.
www.riviera-casino.net /roulette-wheel.html   (463 words)

 Wheel Alignment A Short Course
In its most basic form, a wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other.
When the wheel is behind the pivot at the point where it contacts the ground, it is in positive caster.
Assuming that the steering wheel stays in the same position when you let go of the wheel (in other words, the car is not pulling), then steering center is controlled by the front and rear toe settings.
www.familycar.com /alignment.htm   (2907 words)

 Wheel Technical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The easiest way to measure backspace is to lay the wheel face down onto the ground so the backside of the wheel is facing up.
Offset: The distance from the centerline of the wheel to the mounting surface of the wheel.
The most common cause for leaking modular wheels is; the tire changing person has stuck their tire spoon into the silicone seal and damaged it during a tire mount.
www.rsracing.com /tech-wheel.html   (815 words)

 The Annotated Wheel
In the midst of all this is suspended a wheel of ten spokes, according to the number of the Sephiroth, and of the sphere of Malkuth, indicating governance of physical affairs.
She was identified with the Greek Tyche, and she was often depicted with a rudder, as the pilot of destiny, with wings, or with a wheel.
The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel." --Chapter 1, vv.
arts.ucsc.edu /gdead/agdl/wheel.html   (1822 words)

 Wheel [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A wheel is a disc- or torus-shaped object, the fundamental operation of which is to transfer linear motion (that is, going along) into rotary motion (that is, going around).
Wheels can be fastened on a wheel axle, which when fitted to a third object such as a vehicle body, will efficiently impart the energy of the converted linear motion to that body.
In July 2001, the wheel was the object of an innovative, but non-inventive, patent as a "circular transportation facilitation device" [http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/asia-pacific/newsid_1418000/1418165.stm].
www.kosmoi.com /Science/Physics/Machines/Wheel   (820 words)

 The Ferris Wheel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Ferris Wheel was the engineering highlight of the exposition and one of the most pervasive, lasting influences of the 1893 fair.
The wheel itself had a diameter of 250 feet, a circumference of 825 feet, and the maximum height was 264 feet.
The wheel was dismantled in mid-1894, after the fair, and reused at the St. Louis exposition in 1904.
users.vnet.net /schulman/Columbian/ferris.html   (222 words)

 Star Knowledge 5, Bighorn Medicine Wheel, 1
--This color photo of the Bighorn Wheel, was supplied by the U.S. Forest Service Bighorn district office is taken (probably in the late 1970's) looking due east (there is a red east marker at the edge of the windswept bare shoulder's stepped drop-off).
Prints of the fl and white photos of the Medicine Wheel were given to me by a U.S. forest service secretary at the Bighorn National Forest office in Lovell, Wyoming, on the day of the solstice, 1978, when I visited that office before going up on the wheel for the night.
The color photo of the wheel was recently sent me by the Bighorn office of the forest Service, but seems to have been taken some years ago, perhaps in the late '70's or early '80's; photographer and date were not identified.
www.kstrom.net /isk/stars/starkno5.html   (2524 words)

 Wheel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The golden wheel that drives the universe is the seal of Buddha Dipamkara (Lamp-lighter.) The great Buddhist teacher, Atisha (early 11th C.) is called Shrijnana Dipamkara after him.
Tenga Rinpoche explains that the wheels that appear as marks on the soles of Buddha Shakyamuni's feet are related to his generosity in exerting himself to accompany others on their way.
Buddha's teachings are represented by this wheel sometimes in the form of a studded chariot's wheel, or at places of instruction, as a wheel framed by a pair of deer.
www.khandro.net /ritual_wheel.htm   (885 words)

 Wheel History - Invention of the Wheel
A wheel with spokes first appeared on Egyptian chariots around 2000 BC, and wheels seem to have developed in Europe by 1400 BC without any influence from the Middle East.
However, with the coming of the Industrial Revolution the wheel became the central component of technology, and came to be used in thousands of ways in countless different mechanisms.
In Wheels, writer and illustrator Edwin Tunis traces the development of the wheel over 5,000 years, his accurate drawings and lucid text depicting the human victory over space and inertia.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventions/wheel.htm   (947 words)

 Wheel Tech - Offset
The offset of a wheel is the distance from its hub mounting surface to the centerline of the wheel.
The hub mounting surface is toward the front or wheel side of the wheel.
Positive offset wheels are generally found on front wheel drive cars and newer rear drive cars.
www.tirerack.com /wheels/tech/techpage.jsp?techid=101   (233 words)

 The College of St. Catherine: The St Catherine Wheel: Home
The Wheel is a biweekly newspaper and is distributed to various parts of campus every other Friday.
The Wheel represents the students and the voice of the students at the College of St. Catherine.
The Wheel is not accepting paid advertising for the 2000-2001 school year.
minerva.stkate.edu /wheel.nsf   (167 words)

 Roulette Wheel Diagrams Encyclopedia
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www.casinogamblinghouse.com /Roulette_Wheel_Diagrams_Page.html   (351 words)

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 Color Wheel Pro: See Color Theory in Action!
Color Wheel Pro is a software tool that helps you create harmonious color schemes based on color theory.
When you rotate the color wheel, colors in the preview image change immediately — you see how your new color scheme plays out as a logo, a website and then as a corporate identity package.
For more information on these color wheel types, see Visual vs. Mixing Color Wheel.
www.color-wheel-pro.com   (430 words)

 Color Wheel Pro: Color Theory Basics
According to color theory, harmonious color combinations use any two colors opposite each other on the color wheel, any three colors equally spaced around the color wheel forming a triangle, or any four colors forming a rectangle (actually, two pairs of colors opposite each other).
The analogous color scheme uses colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
Itten's color wheel is based on red, yellow, and blue colors as the primary triad and includes twelve hues.
www.color-wheel-pro.com /color-theory-basics.html   (685 words)

 Asleep at the Wheel News
Willie Nelson is on the road again and in Detroit to perform at the historic Fox Theater tonight.
Since the early '70s, Asleep at the Wheel has been the most important force in keeping the sound of Western swing alive.
Texas fiddler Johnny Gimble has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for two others, but Sunday night's ceremony breaks new Grammy ground for him: He and his son Dick are going to play onstage in the band.
www.topix.net /who/asleep-at-the-wheel   (734 words)

 United Four Wheel Drive Associations Official Site - United Online - An International Organization
That's why one goal of the United Four Wheel Drive Associations is to bring together four wheel drive owners, like yourself, to share these stimulating experiences through organized events, like camping trips and weekend rallies.
The United Four Wheel Drive Associations also acts as your voice to keep 4x4 roads and trails open so that we can continue enjoying four wheeling in the great outdoors.
The United Four Wheel Drive Associations are a group of state, regional, provincial and national 4WD associations in the United States and around the world.
www.ufwda.org   (342 words)

 Lift Kits, Tires & Wheels by 4 Wheel Parts
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4 Wheel Parts Gift Cards are available in amounts from $25 to $2000 and can be redeemed online, at any 4 Wheel Parts Performance Center, or by calling Toll Free: 877-474-4821.
www.4wheelparts.com   (654 words)

 Newstalgia Wheel, American Racing Wheels, Boyd Coddington Wheels, Billet Vintiques, Billet Specialties, Motorcycle ...
With the addition of steering wheels and road wheels to the line, no other company covers street rods, hot rods, and sport trucks.
Cragar Wheels - Crager Wheel - "Race Inspired wheels since 1964".
Cragar Wheel was founded in 1930 by Crane Gartz and Harlan Fengler.
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 Capital Factory Original Wheels Chrome Exchange Chrome wheels alloy wheels original wheels used wheels new wheels ...
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Capital rounds out its inventory with thousands of wheel covers and center caps from a '65 Ford Mustang to the newest Toyota Camry.
We buy and sell steel and aluminum factory original wheels, individually, in sets, and in bulk.
www.capitalwheels.com   (381 words)

 Backstory: Peak performance on one wheel | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beauchamp, an avid mountain biker who finally gave in to Cathcart's urging and learned to ride a unicycle himself in 2000.
But riding a gearless cycle, where one rotation of the pedals results in one rotation of the wheel, is a different story.
To anyone else, he probably looks like a geeky, over-padded failure of an athlete, sliding and falling and scrambling after his wheel.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1127/p20s01-alsp.html   (1348 words)

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