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    06-20-2017, 05:36 PM
    I have good grip and medium-large hands. I used NFs (full size) with and then without the thumb ring. I hate round (standard pushrims - they hurt to...
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    06-12-2017, 05:37 PM
    IMO the 'expansion joint' is too straight to be a crack; to me it appears to be from from the original manufacturing process. Your bearings are...
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    06-12-2017, 05:25 PM
    OT Jhigs, huge kudos for being so supportive of your wife!! My wife and I were married for almost 20 years before MS appeared in our lives ten...
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    06-11-2017, 11:45 AM
    Try I've bought several TiLite parts from them, but I knew the correct part number.
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    06-10-2017, 02:39 PM
    You're welcome! (my wife names her car too (also a Mazda): Malificent) ;) Another great forum site is PatientsLikeMe
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    06-10-2017, 11:08 AM
    chasmengr replied to a thread tilite tr 3 in Equipment
    FWIW, when my fork bearings need changing, I ask my auto mechanic to do it. Because I'm a loyal customer, he does it free (I supply the bearings).
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    06-10-2017, 11:04 AM
    chasmengr replied to a thread tilite tr 3 in Equipment
    for that price, and per description, all metal parts are quality stainless (probably 300 series). These bearings are made for electric motors (high...
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    06-10-2017, 10:51 AM
    chasmengr replied to a thread tilite tr 3 in Equipment
    You're most welcome. I spent my pre-disability career (decades) looking up these sorts of things, so it's easy for me. Post disability, I am glad my...
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    06-09-2017, 08:11 PM
    chasmengr replied to a thread tilite tr 3 in Equipment
    If these be your forks, bearing code prefix is "R8" (1/2" ID x 1-1/8" OD x 5/16" thick. The code suffix indicates what seals the bearing has: Z =...
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    06-08-2017, 08:14 PM
    Welcome :) 90% good advice. I will add - manufacturers make their chairs differently, IMO your first chair will prepare you well for a great...
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    06-08-2017, 02:46 PM
    If camber be zero, no toe adjustment is needed (nor possible). Toe adjustment is required only for wheels with camber.
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    06-08-2017, 02:44 PM
    chasmengr replied to a thread tilite tr 3 in Equipment
    I believe OP wants to replace the bearings in a pair of FrogLegs suspension forks, but balks at the price of 14.50 USD for each bearing. vjls,...
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    06-08-2017, 04:31 AM
    Wow! And by "Wow!" I mean WOW!! And by WOW!! I mean what a bunch of bunk!! You're more than OK with me, KLD! I know that you get it.
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    06-03-2017, 01:14 PM
    Bearings have an ID code in very tiny print on their seals. You may need a magnifier to read it. Ubiquitous caster bearings are coded 608-RS (same as...
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    05-30-2017, 07:14 PM
    Good to know except that it was never the case at the NYC bike shops when I lived there. Then again, I never asked for (or wanted) mountain bike...
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    05-30-2017, 12:28 PM
    I haven't found 559s to be at all a common size outside of wheelchair world. Are you finding a selection of 559s available at bike stores?
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  • chasmengr's Avatar
    05-29-2017, 02:56 PM
    yes Backrest hardware and fender hardware are both adjustable enough to avoid interference.
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    05-29-2017, 04:11 AM
    What kind of wheels are you planning to order? A set of TiLite's new Carbon blade wheels or Topolinos (no longer available directly from TiLite) will...
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    Here's an idea. You seem to be interested in this stuff. My chair has 36 bolts. All 1/4x about 1 1/2 inch. Grade 5 or 3. If we replaced them with 1/8 or 3/64 grade 8. How much weight saving would their be? Smaller diameter, but more dense bolt. How about a bigger bolt, that's centered drilled?
    By the way. Thanks for the info on the VA numbers. Got my doctor to order some stuff, saved having to go to PT.
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    OK, good, thanks for your opinion so far, that I make up my to choose Oracing F2.
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    How's your footrest trial goes?
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    Please kindly show me the picture as well, thanks.
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    I have a friend ordering ZRA, and her seat to footrest is 13". I know that this measurement need high mount footrest. But she need flip back footrest too, is it possible for her to have a flip back footrest on a high mounting?
  6. The footrest maybe could be raised 3". It would be close.

    First you'd try to adjust it up. If it wouldn't go that high, but the footrest bends are not stopping it, measure how high it will go, then remove the footrest from the chair, and cut off off a bit of tubing from both risers to allow it to go higher, then reinstall it (I've never cut titanium, it may be hard to do).

    If the footrest bends are stopping it, you'll have to install some kind of pad on top of the factory plate to raise it the rest of the way. Installing a nicely finished hardwood pad would look sharp I think.

    If the chair fits you in every other way, you like the price, and you don't mind padding the footrest, I'd go for it.
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    Saw this in ebay, most of the configuration fit me, just that don't know the footrest height can adjust to 14" or not.
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    Thanks Chasmengr.
  9. I have never traveled by plane with my AeroZ. I suspect it would not hold up under rough treatment as well as a titanium chair; I am quite gentle with mine. Ask SCI_OTR for his recommendation regarding a chair for air travel; he often travels by air. If I traveled often by air, I would want a TR3 with a welded backrest.

    My understanding is the initial Series2 folding backrest issues have been resolved for new chairs. (Some older S2 chairs stll have the bad hardware.)

    DU00019 is TiLite's Designs Unlimited code for a fixed backrest. (The DU00019 page says it's for only the ZR, but the DU table of contents says it's for ZR, ZRA, and AeroZ). I will call them later today (when they're open) to confirm that for you.

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    Planning to have a second chair. Still hesitate should I go for ZR or AeroZ 2 with enforcement. AeroZ will save me a lot of money, but will it stand through travel by flight? Does the series 2 backrest problem has really solve? Does AeroZ 2 has rigid backrest option?(I remember someone said it has). Thanks, good day.
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