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postheadericon A look at some of the mountain bike parts available

A Look at Some of the Mountain Bike Parts Available

One may have never thought about the parts that are required to make a mountain bike while riding it. But sometimes it becomes important to know the parts. You never know where they will help you. Some of the mountain bike parts are:

The Bottom bracket which is an attachment of the crank set to body of the bike. It can be replaced or adjusted.

The Brake cable: it is a cable that is used to attach the brake lever to the mechanism.

Brake lever: It is a handlebar lever used for activation of the brakes. The brake on th left side is for the front and the one on the right is the rear brake.

The bike consists of a chain circular set of links which transfers the power from the chain ring to moving parts of the wheel.

Chain ring: these are toothed rings which are attached to the crank that holds the chain and are important mountain bike parts.

Crank Lever: it extends from the bottom bracket to the pedal of the bike and transfers the power to the chain rings and is one of the mountain bike parts.

Derailleur Mechanism is required for moving the chain from one part to another.

The down tube Section of frame extends downward from the stem to the bottom of the bracket.

Dropout cut slots are provided at the bottom of front fork. They are designed to allow the axle of the wheel.

Front Shock absorbers are provided on the front fork.

Handlebar: a horizontal bar is fixed to the stems which have hand grips at its end and the brake levers and shifters are attached to it.

Headset Mechanism is in the front of frame which connects the front fork to the stem and also the handlebars.

The spokes are attached to the Hub Center section of the wheel.

The end of the spoke in the rim is held by a nipple threaded receptacle.

Rear Shock absorbers are provided on the rear tire in most of the dual-suspension bikes which is another of the important mountain bike parts.

Rim: it is a metal ring with a U-shaped cross section which connects the spokes to the tire which is on the outside.

A Saddle Seat is the part one should not sit on when riding steep downhill.

A Seat post supports the post for the saddle. It is mounted into the seat tube with a mechanism for changing its height.

Skewer Metal rod: it goes all the way through the core or the hub.

The crank arms are attached to a spindle freely rotating axle. It is a part of the bottom bracket.

There are thick wires which join the hub to the rim. The tension in it is adjusted by means of a nipple available on the rim side.

Tire: they are on the outer part of the rim. They make contact with the road while riding and also provide a grip.

The Top tube is present in the top bar of the bicycle frame.

The spikes are attaches to the wheel hub Center of the wheel.

The steering tube is attached to the handlebar by means of a stem piece.

postheadericon Airsoft aeg upgrades

Airsoft AEG Upgrades

The Airsoft Megablog has been delving into rifles lately, namely how to select, use and care for your airsoft rifle. So, now that we’ve covered the basics, I want to address the more complex issue of upgrading your rifle. The internet makes it easy to buy the upgrade parts for less, but it is important to understand that sometimes you will need to loop in a professional to get the job done right. If you dive into an upgrade on your own, you risk damaging the rifle and voiding your warranty. For best results, use a certified professional airsoft technician / shop. In most cases, you can have that professional show you how it’s done. This will give you a better understanding of how the firearm works which will help you troubleshoot issues in the future.

Needless to say, there are a lot of upgrades to consider. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll summarize a few of the most common upgrades for electric airsoft rifles below. Once you identify the upgrades you are interested in, you can contact an authorized retailer like Airsoft Megastore for further information and advice. In many cases, one upgrade may require further upgrades in order to make sure the parts are compatible.

  • Hop Up. There are two parts to Hop Up that you may consider upgrading. Hop Up Bucking puts back spin on the bb. A quality bucking will improve your shot accuracy. Look for Bucking made in durable materials such as silicone, which will minimize deterioration. Another potential Hop Up upgrade is the chamber, which will also improve accuracy.
  • Barrel. Many airsoft enthusiasts prefer to upgrade to a longer, tighter barrel. In most instances, the tighter the barrel, the better, assuming you are using quality BBs as is strongly recommended by any qualified airsoft dealer.
  • Gears. There are three gears to consider: the sector, bevel and spur gears. Gears are both critical and expensive. Avoid sub-quality gears at all costs because they will break and lead to expensive gear box repairs. The type of gears you use depends on the other upgrades and I recommend speaking to a professional about your specific needs.
  • Bushings. Gears rotate on the Bushings. They also keep the gears in place and are thus critical in their own right. Broken Bushings lead to stripped gears. Bigger Bushings constructed in highly durable materials are generally better.
  • Piston. The piston is a flat-toothed gear that is maneuvered by the motor and spring. Because of the tremendous pressure on the piston, quality counts. Metal pistons are a common upgrade but in some firearms they may strip gears. I recommend discussing possible piston upgrades with a professional so that you can determine what will work best for you.
  • Spring. Upgrading your spring will increase the velocity of the piston. If you plan on upgrading your spring, you will need to make sure your internals are upgraded as well to avoid damaged gears and pistons.
  • Spring Guide. The spring guide does just what it says and prevents the spring from jumping into the gear case.
  • Cylinder. The cylinder compresses the air that will force the bullet down the barrel. A longer barrel requires a bigger cylinder, so these upgrades typically go hand-in-hand.
  • Cylinder Head. You can either silence your gun or improve the piece’s air seal by upgrading your rifle’s cylinder head.
  • Air Nozzle. This part pushes the bb into the Hop Up chamber while also sealing the airflow.
  • Motor. Too powerful a motor can (just guessed it) strip internals, so speak to a professional before you commit to a motor upgrade purchase.
  • Battery. A higher voltage battery increases your rate of fire, but too high of a battery voltage may damage internal components. Again, I recommending speaking to a professional about what your gun can handle.
  • Scopes and optics. This external upgrade is certainly something you can install yourself. A quality scope will improve your accuracy, especially in a sniper-type role.

postheadericon Day dive deluxe xtreme adventure

3 Day Dive Deluxe Xtreme Adventure

Day 1 – Predator dive

will be collected by your guide and transported to the aquarium in time for your booked Predator Dive

Free dive with the ragged-tooth sharks in the Cape Town aquarium.

These sleek bronze predators will glide past you as you scuba dive in the two million litre tank at the predator exhibit that is also home to many other species of large predatory fish from the South African coast.

After your free dive close encounter with the Ragged Tooth Sharks your guide will transport you back to your hotel for the rest of the day and night at your own leisure

Open Water One or Discover Scuba qualification required.

Day 2 – Croc cage dive

You will have an early morning collection by your guide and transported to Oudtshoorn.

Croc Cage Diving is based on the same principle as shark cage diving.

Visitors, 12 years and older, who are brave enough, will encounter these 4 meter Nile crocodiles while they swim around in a crystal clear heated croc pool.

Crocodiles close their mouth around their prey with an amazing pressure of over 1 ton per square inch.

Croc Cage Diving is not for the faint-hearted.

No dive xperience necessary

If this is not enough you will also be allowed the opportunity to have a natural encounter with cheetah, tiger cubs, reptiles and Humphrey the pigmy hippo.

After your croc cage dive and encounters with various other xciting creatures your guide will transport you back to your hotel for the rest of the day and night at your own leisure

Day 3: Great white shark cage diving

This is no aquarium!! Your shark diving xpedition begins with a light breakfast in Gansbaai followed by a brief orientation on the day’s activities ahead where you will xperience one of the most exhilarating days of your life!

You do not need certification for the cage diving at Shark Alley.

If you are not up to jumping in the cage you can get a brilliant view of these spectacular predators from the upper deck of the boat.

For the brave there is no limit on time in which you can spend in the cage.

Time permitting, the boat will visit Geyser Island en route, to view the Seal Colony.

During the right season you will also definitely have a very good chance of viewing the whales along the way.

All equipment will be supplied. A light lunch and snacks and drinks will be served on the boat.

Transport by means of luxury people carrier is provided both ways.

Once returning to your hotel you have the rest of the day and night at your own leisure