How to Select the Right Battery!
Some of our customers are confused to choose the right battery for themselves. Here, we'd like to share our ideas.
You need to know the battery part number and the fit model of your machine. Only when these are both advise on the item description that the battery could meet your need.
You also need to know the battery type of your battery and battery charger. For example, when you want to buy a Ni-MH power tool battery, but your battery charger is only for Ni-Cd battery. It will be a waste of money since the Ni-CD charger is not fit for the Ni-MH battery.
You need to take a look at the dimension too. Some of the high capacity battery will be bigger than the low capacity OEM battery. Hope these tips may help!
How to Pack for a Bike Tour
Put your saddlebags, called panniers, on the bike. Clip the hooks on the panniers to the top of the rack, with the elastic on the bag's back facing the wheel. The larger panniers hang from the rack over the rear wheel and the smaller ones from the front rack.
Line each pannier with a garbage bag in case of rain.
Pack items tightly, filling the garbage bags inside the panniers with camping gear, cooking supplies, spare clothes and tools. Balance the weight so that one side of the bike is not heavier than the other.
Put on the handlebar bag. It should hang from a clamp that came with the bag, and it attaches to the center of the bike's handlebars.
Fill the handlebar bag with sunglasses, sunscreen, wallet, snacks and other items that require frequent access. If your bag has a map pocket, slide your folded map into the appropriate section.
Strap your sleeping bag and tent to the rear rack with bungee cords or nylon straps. The cords should run from the front of the rack, over the bag and tent to the rear, and then back. Fasten tightly.
Shake the bike from side to side - when everything is mounted - to see whether anything falls off.
How to Plan a Bike Tour
Take the extra time to plot out your bike tour, and your journey down the road will be much more enjoyable.
Get an updated road map, a topographic map and weather information for the area you intend to tour.
Decide how far you're comfortable riding each day, keeping in mind that you'll be riding for several consecutive days.
Decide whether you'll camp or stay in hotels, and make appropriate reservations.
Arrange for a friend to accompany you in a car if you don't intend to carry your gear.
Identify secondary and tertiary roads using a road map. Consult travel guides for scenic routes.
Call local transportation authorities for shoulder information, and avoid roads with gravel or no shoulders.
Check prevailing wind conditions, if any, and try not to plan a ride that keeps you heading into the wind.
Schedule rest days (days with fewer miles) after especially long rides.
Plan night stops at the base of hills rather than at the top and before entering areas with narrow roads or high traffic.
Identify stops for water, food and mechanical assistance, and plan accordingly.
How to Pick a Bike for a Toddler
A bike is a toddler's first real sign of independence. It is similar to when a teenager gets his first car and it's exciting for him and for you. The question, though, is how to pick a bike for a toddler with all of the choices available out there. Just follow these guidelines.
Consider your toddler's height. Take your toddler to the store with you so that you can properly fit him for his bike. When he sits on the seat both feet should touch the floor.
Check the age range recommended for the bike. Your child should be in that age range. Bikes come in different sizes for each range so if your child is big or small for his age the bike should accommodate his needs.
Think about where you will be riding. Bikes come designed for either the road or the trail. Road bikes cannot be ridden safely on a dirt trail.
Take into consideration your child's maturity level. What type of bike he should ride is going to depend on what he is mentally ready to use.
Allow your child to pick out the theme of her bike. Toddler bikes come decorated with Barbie, Spiderman and other childhood heroes. Allowing your child to pick her own bike really makes it her own.