Mafias' latest innovative invention, the peg wedge, allows you to run pegs on practically any mountain bike. It is simple to assemble, lightweight, and durable. The peg wedge will change the way you ride. When used properly, it can increase your rate of descent by 15-20%.
The peg wedge works by extending the length of each peg so that they contact the ground at different times when wheeling downhill. This creates more traction as well as preventing you from riding up the pegs. The peg wedges must be used with caution though, as pushing down hard on the pedal may cause the peg to bend backwards instead.
Pegs were first introduced in 2003 by Mafias Cycling Wear. Since then, several other companies have also started making their own versions of the product. They are available for almost all types of bikes, even trikes and unicycles!
People usually buy them to improve their descending performance. However, since they extend off both sides of the tire, using one peg does not allow you to turn left or right. This may cause some problems when trying to ride in crowded conditions or at intersections with no room to maneuver.
Many cyclists also use them to protect their tires from damage when trail biking.
PEG stands for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, a surgical procedure that allows for the placement of a feeding tube without the need for an open laparotomy (operation on the abdomen). The goal of PEG is to feed patients who are unable to swallow. Patients may have cancer or be neurologically impaired.
How did PEG become popular in the first place? Before PEG, there were two main methods used to provide nutrition to patients who cannot eat by themselves: total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and enteral nutrition (EN). With TPN, all of a patient's nutrients come in through intravenous lines and medications. This is very expensive and not recommended for long-term use. With EN, nutrients are given through a tube inserted into the stomach or jejunum. This is less invasive and has fewer side effects than other methods.
The first PEG procedures were performed in 1980 by American surgeons Russell Bergman and Richard Stanger. Since then, this method has been improved upon and now is done using local anesthesia with sedation if needed. This type of procedure can be done at any age, but it is usually recommended for people who are unable to eat on their own due to illness or disease. It is also useful for those who are at risk of aspirating food into their lungs.
A peg bar is a piece of plastic, or if you want to go fancy, a piece of metal, that is used to hold your sheets in place while drawing and shooting your animation. As you draw, you punch your paper and stick it to the peg bar. When you're done animating, you simply pull off the sheet(s) and start over with new drawings on new paper.
They are useful when you need to draw many frames of animation quickly before going back and fixing mistakes. It also saves having to keep re-drawing your scene over and over again.
In traditional hand drawn animation, all the drawings for a scene would be done at one time on one sheet of paper. Then when that sheet was full, you'd throw it away and draw more scenes from scratch. With computer animated films, this process is still usually done by hand but instead of throwing away the old sheet and starting over, you just move it aside so you can draw more later. This can get messy very fast though because you're always working with a stack of paper behind every frame that's being drawn.
The peg bar allows you to put down multiple drawings on top of each other without ruining them. You then go back later and pick up where you left off. This can really speed up the production process especially when you have a lot of scenes to draw.