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  • verb Present participle of tension.


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  • The nose of the saddle has ripped off the steel tensioning piece at the rivets one still in the leather, another still visible in the tensioner, hence the hammocky shape to the back of the saddle.

    Making A Point: Paint, Sponges, and Determination BikeSnobNYC 2010

  • The legs, rising from wide circular pads, were intricate assemblies of sliding shock absorbers, universal joints, and tensioning springs, held in a light framework of metal bars.

    Tin 2010

  • Lacing and tensioning a wheel always took me 45 to 60 minutes.

    Ask Nick: The joys of hand-built wheels, flat-fixing tips and TDU training 2010

  • But, the big question, if you try that method of spoke tensioning on a Mavid R-Sys, does the wheel hold its integrity?

    Waist Not Want Not: Excessive Wear BikeSnobNYC 2009

  • Fortunately for my career and continued mental health, the massive structural problems and overuse of cheap thriller tensioning tricks in the first section of the book made me feel much better about myself.

    i was never faithful and i was never one to trust hawkwing_lb 2007

  • AfriGadget reporter Afromusing and I had an opportunity to interview Peter who has modified his bicycle with a belt, a set of tensioning pulleys and a grinding stone to make it a knife-sharpening machine.

    Boing Boing 2007

  • I'm pretty sure that performance mouthpieces can help alleviate the shoulder-tensioning stress of learning to skid on a fixed gear.

    BSNYC Hot Friday Quiz Action! BikeSnobNYC 2009

  • James Paskaruk: Just did this again on Friday for the first time in maybe 20 years, you can get some interesting trumpety sounds with some subtle tensioning movements, etc..

    Make A Willow Whistle | Lifehacker Australia 2009

  • Quad-line control, asymmetrical framing, invisible stainless fittings, and opposed-bow tensioning for the sail make this incredible kite look digitally pasted right into the sky.

    Boing Boing: July 23, 2006 - July 29, 2006 Archives 2006

  • The modules were tied together with post-tensioning rods.

    Slovenia’s Gorgeous Honeycomb Housing Complex | Inhabitat 2008


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