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Help me buy a new set of winter tires!

What winter tires should I buy this time around? And where is the best place to get them? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Sep 24, 2015 - 8 answers

Images of steering wheels

I'm working on a presentation, and am trying to find a specific kind of imagery, involving a ship's wheel. I'm thinking of a scene in which one person is trying to change a ship's direction, and is straining against the wheel to desperately try to turn the ship. Steering wheels might also be okay. I'm hoping for a clear, single image that presents the person as struggling against turning the wheel. Think: 'Oh my god! We're about to crash into the iceberg/road/etc! Pull up! Turn left, turn left! etc." Thanks AskMe!
posted by suedehead on Aug 25, 2015 - 14 answers

Help me make a hopper and dispenser that won't clog and won't jam

I need to make a hopper leading down to an opening. Below the opening will be a wheel. Food will fall into the wheel from the hopper. The wheel will turn, causing the food to drop below. Essentially, this but smaller. I'm having two problems with the wheel and hopper design: clogging and jamming. Help me figure out how to shape the hopper and wheel openings to prevent these problems. [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... on Feb 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Learning to throw pots in the digital age

I lucked into a professional level potter's wheel for a great price this past weekend. While pottery is something I've been interested doing in my whole life, I've never actually used a wheel before. There are plenty of beginner classes and workshops around... but there are also a lot of videos on YouTube. Any reason I shouldn't have a go at it myself and put money towards tools/supplies/a kiln instead of spending it on a class? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Aug 26, 2014 - 16 answers

Am I being a crazy-person? Immature perhaps?

My close friend of 4 years now spends all their time with a long-lost friend recently resurfaced and I am sad/angry/jealous/ Should I be? More inside :( [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2014 - 23 answers

Where can I buy 12" wheels for a balance bike in and around Toronto?

Where can I buy 12" wheels for a balance bike in and around Toronto (or online)? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm on Oct 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Aborted bike theft or malicious prank?

Someone messed with my parked bike today, and I'm not sure if they were just extremely incompetent thieves or if they were some jerk trying to make my bike surreptitiously unsafe. [more inside]
posted by caaaaaam on Oct 7, 2013 - 10 answers

Pick a color, any color...

This post on the blue reminded me of a site i saw some time back. Essentially, you picked up to, I believe, three colors, and the app would find images all across the web that matched those colors. [more inside]
posted by erskelyne on Apr 20, 2013 - 5 answers

NYC Luggage Repair

Where can I get luggage wheels repaired in New York? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Oct 12, 2012 - 4 answers

It's like cake on a fork!

Hivemind, please help me come up with weird sayings for the RPG I'm in. [more inside]
posted by mon-ma-tron on Oct 5, 2012 - 31 answers

How do I build a rear bicycle wheel for use on the indoor trainer?

I want to get a new rear wheel for my bike so I can swap it out when I put it on the indoor trainer and not wear out my current tires. How do I do this? Do I just need another wheel, another hub and another cassette? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Aug 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Nonconsensual rear bike wheel swap

I had to leave my bike at a rail station for a few days. When I picked it up again it felt funny on the way home, and a close inspection showed someone had swapped my rear wheel for another almost identical one. Can anyone familiar with bike theft explain what happened? It's not totally the same, but the rear cassette is identical, the tyre of the same good make but with a heavier tread. The original wasn't anything special - the stock Bontrager off a 6yo Trek 7.3 hybrid.
posted by cromagnon on Jul 20, 2012 - 13 answers

When do I cut my losses on broken spokes?

I keep breaking spokes on my rear wheel! My bike is only a few years old (more than 2, less than 5), and I've broken 3 spokes so far this season. Help! [more inside]
posted by Kyol on Jun 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Replacement wheel for luggage

I have a Mandarina Duck trolley case - carry-on luggage for flying - and one of the wheels has broken. I am trying to find a replacement to buy and fit myself, but have had no luck to date. Can anyone please advise or help? Many thanks, Kevin
posted by hruntlefoot on May 27, 2012 - 2 answers

Big dude needs strong wheel!

I'm a big guy. I need a beefy bike wheel. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Trying to get my bearings, so to speak

What do I need to know about "bearings" in my car? I don't know anything about "bearings" in my car. [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Nov 28, 2011 - 18 answers

mix and match tires with all wheel drive?

I have a all wheel drive vehicle. A number of years ago all four tires were replaced , they have never been rotated. Now the fronts will not pass inspection but the rears probably have about 40% of tread left. I understand that one can ruin the transfer case if one runs different sized tires on this and many other all wheel drives. I would like to buy two of the exact same tires, which are still available, and put those on the back and put the old tires on the front. Do you think that the difference in diameter between the new tires and the partially worn ones will cause a problem with the drive train?
posted by flummox on Aug 16, 2011 - 14 answers

What is this photo of?

Calling all Detectives: Help me identify what's in this photograph [more inside]
posted by coward on Aug 8, 2011 - 7 answers

What is the best way to mount a steering wheel controller for playing driving games?

What is the most useful, comfortable and clever way to mount a steering wheel video game controller? [more inside]
posted by EvilPRGuy on Jan 10, 2011 - 8 answers


Leaky rims. What do I need to do to stop my car from gradually settling into the ground? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 8, 2010 - 15 answers

The case of the open door

What's the most plausible explanation for how this car crash happened? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Nov 23, 2010 - 26 answers

Cost to translate the last two Red Wheel books

What would be a ballpark cost to translate Solzhenitsyn's remaining two "Red Wheel" books into English? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Nov 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Auto wheel repair in Chicago?

Auto wheel repair in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Jun 28, 2010 - 5 answers

Third wheel woes...

This girl (20's) and myself (guy in my 20's) have been planning this trip for her to come visit me for some time. I go to an east coast graduate school and she goes to my old college in the Midwest. She wants to check out the school for graduate potential and we've been pretty close friends for a few years (we were in the same major, took many classes together, hung out frequently). The plan was for her to come here and sleep at my place. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2010 - 27 answers

The spring has sprung

My car appears to have a broken spring. Is this going to be as expensive as I think it will be? [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Apr 6, 2010 - 11 answers

The case of the malodorous steering wheel.

My steering wheel smells bad. I have no idea what caused this. How can I correct it? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Mar 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Lost my bicycle's wheel lock key. What now?

Help! I lost the key for my vintage dutch bike's wheel lock. Do I have any hope of ever being able to use it again? [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Jan 9, 2010 - 11 answers

My hamster dumps her food in the wheel

What is my crazy hamster doing? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on Jan 3, 2010 - 15 answers

security for wheel covers?

Wheel covers keep getting stolen. Any way to secure them? [more inside]
posted by datacenter refugee on Oct 25, 2009 - 3 answers

Which simple machine is a winch?

SimpleMachinesFilter: which is a winch? [more inside]
posted by slappy_pinchbottom on Jun 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Buy a new bike wheel or a new bike?

Yet another sad bike story in Chicago. Can you help me find a new wheel or a new bike? [more inside]
posted by smeater44 on May 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Where to buy a low friction wheel with external hub and a tiny electric generator?

Where can I find a super low-friction wheel with a ring around it and also a little generator? I am making one of those silly home-brew perpetual motion machines with magnets. [more inside]
posted by brenton on Dec 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Hot 4-Way Mouse Scrolling (FCP edition)

What's the best mouse to use with Final Cut Pro 6? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Nov 10, 2008 - 6 answers

What's wrong with my car?

What is wrong with my car? [more inside]
posted by amro on Aug 14, 2008 - 31 answers

Wheel = Fail

Why did my bicycle wheel flop about? [more inside]
posted by Kiwi on Jul 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Alternative Mouse Driver?

Is it possible to add a driver to my XP box which will allow me to use my mouse wheel as a third button but does not require admin priviledges to install? [more inside]
posted by russmail on Feb 5, 2008 - 8 answers

How to get scrollwheel-clicking to open links in a new tab in Firefox?

The scrollwheel-click has suddenly stopped working in Firefox. I don't recall making any changes in preferences, but all of a sudden, what used to open up links in new tabs, no longer does so. Instead wheel-clicking on a link does nothing. Any idea how to fix this problem? I feel like I'm browsing with one less finger! (Mac OSX.4.11, Firefox, Safari is unaffected by the problem.) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Dec 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Advice for most "authentic" controllers for Microsoft Flight Simulator X

I want to get my father "Microsoft Flight Simulator X" for Christmas and would like advice for which controllers (wheels, yokes, pedals, etc.) to buy for it. I don't know anything about flight controls or flight sims, but I'd like to get him the most authentic setup possbile. [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on Dec 2, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I remove a wheel from a car?

This car is a '97 Toyota and it was was functioning well when parked. It had a flat tire and has been parked in my driveway for three weeks. When I went to change the flat today, I could not get the wheel off. To be clear, the lug nuts all came of relatively easily, but the rim seems to be melded/rusted onto the axle. What do I do? Crowbar? Chisel? Dynamite?
posted by OlderThanTOS on Nov 1, 2007 - 30 answers

Where can I find an aftermarket 16" wheel cover for a 2005 Totoya Matrix?

Where can I find an aftermarket 16" wheel cover for a 2005 Totoya Matrix? [more inside]
posted by dy on Oct 25, 2007 - 6 answers

What do you call the plastic sheet underneath the front of a car?

What would an auto parts website call the flexible sheet of plastic bolted underneath the front corners of a car, just in front of the wheel well? It looks easy to replace, but I don't know how to go about getting a replacement.
posted by boognish on Sep 29, 2007 - 7 answers

How can it be that there exists not a single example of a working wheel in nature?

How can it be that there exists not a single example of a working wheel in nature, which after all gave us (among other things) the eyeball?
posted by It ain't over yet on Sep 23, 2007 - 41 answers

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires?

What are the toughest tubes I can get for my (most likely) inappropriate bike tires? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Sep 11, 2007 - 10 answers

Tire shop questions

I've got to replace my front tires, so I have some dumb tire shop questions. [more inside]
posted by zek on Aug 5, 2007 - 7 answers

What is that noise?

Bicyclefilter: A pronounced grinding/scraping from my rear wheel. Is this potentially unsafe, or simply embarrassing, to ride? [more inside]
posted by poweredbybeard on Jun 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Bicycle Needs Repair, Badly

After riding today, a couple things started going wrong with my bike, and I'd like to fix the problems myself, if possible. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Need a good web polishing wheel that turns in a horizontal plane.

Please recommend a good wet polishing wheel that turns in a horizontal plane. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Sep 15, 2006 - 3 answers

Need some wheels.

Looking for a wheel kit for my ATA case. [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jul 14, 2006 - 9 answers

How to find a reliable bicycle wheelbuilder

How do I go about finding someone, preferably local to Minneapolis, to build a new rear wheel for my bicycle? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on May 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Steering wheel tough enough for crowds of kids

I need to buy a USB steering wheel that is tough enough for an arcade machine. [more inside]
posted by andrewzipp on Jan 24, 2006 - 4 answers

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