I want a shopping trolley with wheels, because I live close enough to a supermarket to walk there, but I buy more than I can carry in my backpack or bags. [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Jul 15, 2013 -
I flashed the biker wave on my ride home tonight, and as I was thinking some warm fuzzy thoughts about the "motorcycling fraternity", I noticed that the other rider was a woman. Is there a word which represents this concept in a gender-inclusive way? If "fraternity" has to do with brothers and "sorority" has to do with sisters, what word has to do with "siblings"? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman
on Jul 11, 2013 -
I own a 2001 Toyota Camry CSI wagon (MCV20R). Would there be any issues if I replace the original wheels 205/65R15, with 215/60R16 from a newer model? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Jul 8, 2013 -
I am a recreational bike rider and would like advice on whether it would be useful for me to upgrade the wheels on my bike. I ride a Marin Flat Bar Road Bike
that I've had for a couple of years now. I'm wondering if it would be worthwhile to upgrade my wheels to a wheel set in the $300-500 range. [more inside]
posted by Edward L
on Jun 22, 2013 -
help my friend recall the name of an animated movie, made no later than the late '80s, which had in it a mouse with wheels instead of hind legs. [more inside]
posted by xbonesgt
on Apr 23, 2012 -
Suitcase recommendations. It needs to take a beating. It also needs to have 4 wheels. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Please explain skateboards to me. Decks, bearings, trucks, bushings, wheels. Hardness, softness, size, other attributes, etc. [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume
on Jan 15, 2012 -
What are the hydraulic centre wheels on dump trucks called and where can I find out more about them? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Nov 1, 2011 -
How much should a tire shop charge to dismount four tires from a car, mount four new tires (purchased from tirerack.com and provided by the customer), balance the wheels and verify alignment/camber? [more inside]
posted by thewalrus
on Jul 2, 2011 -
Backpack for Europe Filter: We'd appreciate your suggestions on a backpack for a trip to Europe. Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by Atreides
on Aug 12, 2010 -
Can anyone offer suggestions on how to extend / enhance performance of Silicon Carbide Convolute Wheels? I am using a pedestal grinder to deburr stainless steel parts we've manufactured. I am using Klingspor 8" hard wheels. We just put a new wheel on & it didn't take very long for the wheel to get out of round/ deformed. It becomes difficult to hold the part to deburr it- shaking/ wobbling. What am I doing wrong? How can I improve things?
posted by Mimidae
on Jul 1, 2010 -
Is there a track set for Hot Wheels that doesn't require batteries or winding or special cars? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan
on Dec 13, 2009 -
(Asking for a friend.) Where could one find cheap replica Mercedes/AMG alloy wheels in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by Dasein
on Nov 9, 2009 -
My stupid bike filter: Should my new bike tires fit on my wheel? Or am i being a bike idiot? [more inside]
posted by kev23f
on Nov 3, 2008 -
Why do most large trucks and other heavy vehicles have wheels with hubs that protrude outward in front?
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism
on May 22, 2008 -
Because of an injury, I carry my laptop in one of those roller backpacks. I've heard that tiny vibrations (such as construction in the next office building) can be very damaging to computers. So does the vibration from the rolling on pavement potentially damage my laptop? [more inside]
posted by k7lim
on Dec 19, 2007 -
was that incredible, small, reverse three wheeled racecar that blew past me on the NJ Turnpike this morning? [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt
on Aug 11, 2007 -
i have an enormous chest and it's very heavy.
it's wood. i made it myself. it's about 1.5 metres squared and one metre high. i use it to store "stuff" in and i want to put casters on it, but not significantly increase its height.
the problem is that all the casters or wheels that would take the kind of weight of the chest are gi frickin' normous.
all the casters/wheels i've seen with a lower profile have quite low weight restrictions.
can i just put heaps more small casters on the box or do i have to put the huge casters on that fit the overall weight of my chest?
i believe the chest weighs in the vicinity of about 100kilograms.... and when you fill it with all the stuff i keep in it.... maybe 150-200 kilograms.
help me before i set fire to it in frustration.... my physics, like gravity, sucks.
posted by taff
on Apr 9, 2007 -
The front wheels are making a grinding noise when I move the steering wheel to the left ('98 Accord.) Happens even when the brakes aren't being pressed. Can anyone provide a Bill Frist-style remote diagnosis, and will I regret it if I don't bring it in to the shop for two more days?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Apr 11, 2006 -
Can the machines that tire shops use to remove/install tires bend alloy wheels if not used properly? I need to know before I go complain.
posted by punkfloyd
on Sep 6, 2005 -
Why do most European cars use lug BOLTS to secure a wheel to a car as opposed to lug NUTS as in most American and Japanese cars? Is there an advantage or disadvantage? I have a VW and recently had a heck of a time getting bolts to fit my aftermarket wheels...it seems that you can get all the nuts you want though in PepBoys... THANKS! [more inside]
posted by skyguy14
on Sep 4, 2005 -
Moving, got new queen bed. I have a metal frame on wheels, but find the idea of rolling my bed around the room retarded. How do I make my bed stay put like the piece of furniture its supposed to be without spending the $$ for a wooden platform bed?
posted by sirion
on Feb 24, 2005 -
From cycling I'm aware that rotational weight is the best to cut for efficiency, and when I think about my new car and ways to coax more mileage out of it, I wonder if getting a lighter set of wheels would improve that measurably? I can't tell if anyone has ever looked at gas savings vs. wheel weight before in my google searching. [+] [more inside]
posted by mathowie
on Feb 3, 2005 -
Urban rollerblading: I've just taken up rollerblading again, after an absence of some years. It's coming back pretty well, but I have some best practices-type questions. [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Aug 30, 2004 -
When I was a kid, I forever played with the Hot Wheels plastic tracks that click together. The tracks also had loop de loop and corner accessories. It was fun, because not only could you run your cars on it, but it was also like Legos. Building your track down the stairs and racing your cars down it. Just hours and hours of fun. Fast forward, many years later, I now have young children, and I would like to get them the same thing. I've looked in quite a few toy stores and on eBay, and mostly what I find is one piece items that require no assembly, or just small lots on eBay. If you've played with them you know what I mean, the tracks had a tongue that slipped into the groove of the next track. Does anyone know where I can find this? Do they still make them? [more inside]
posted by patrickje
on Aug 10, 2004 -
SkateFilter! Recommendations, please: good in-line skates, wheels, and accessories
for skating in DC? My skating environment alternates between urban streets and sidewalks on work days to well-paved bike trails on weekends. I prefer high speed to tricky maneuverability, though I will wish to jump the occasional crack, twist a quick turn-stop, or negotiate tight curves. [more inside]
posted by brownpau
on May 25, 2004 -