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  1. Hi - I have a lifestand that's getting on for 6...

    Hi - I have a lifestand that's getting on for 6 years old and have the manual at home - would it be any use if I scanned a few pages and emailed them to you - drop me an email addy

    Mine is getting...
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    Is that the old roman road up to the gap? how did...

    Is that the old roman road up to the gap? how did you get past the deep gully? I was injured jut the other side of the gap.
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    Not uncommon in Europe - here's the Guido Simplex...

    Not uncommon in Europe - here's the Guido Simplex conversion done on my Volvo. It's a whole lot nicer to drive with than a push pull IMHO. But a whole lot more expensive.
    Volvo conversion
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    Don't feel too bad about doing this - I forget...

    Don't feel too bad about doing this - I forget quite how many times I've done this to my camelbacks. I've also done it with energy drink in the camelback. Not a bad idea but it does mean you need to...
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    Ouch - yep the rip off of the mobility...

    Ouch - yep the rip off of the mobility specialist, otherwise known as paying full manufacturers recommend price.

    Couple of places to look in the UK www.tyresatlast.com have schwalbe wheelchair...
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    Thanks, took a bit of research to find it...

    Thanks, took a bit of research to find it initially, it's a wireless electronic ring accelerator (guido simplex) with push brake to the side. The best thing about this arrangement is that it's...
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    And it's an accelerator not a gas pedal :D

    And it's an accelerator not a gas pedal :D
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    There's this too...

    There's this too
    http://www.apparelyzed.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7588&hl=
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    I have both my brake and gas pedal hinged so they...

    I have both my brake and gas pedal hinged so they flip up out of the way for just this reason (that and my long legs). Costs a little more than a pedal guard but a whole lot neater.
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    Ah yes - thanks. Had forgotten the freezer trick,...

    Ah yes - thanks. Had forgotten the freezer trick, was wondering about heating the hub though to help ease the old ones out.

    Righto - off to the bearing shop.:)
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    Yep - know all about getting bearings from...

    Yep - know all about getting bearings from bearing shops - and my bike hubs (well the ones on my best bikes) were of the 10% type with cartridge bearings (Hope) :-) But thanks for the heads up.
    ...
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    Spinergy Wheel Bearing Replacement

    Anyone tried knocking out their wheel bearings and pressing in new ones on their spinergy wheels? Bearings in my wheels have certainly seen better days and need replacing, just trying to get an idea...
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    Odd that as my SCI consultant (and urological...

    Odd that as my SCI consultant (and urological specialist) is adamant that I should be clamping off my SPC so it mimics the effect of using intermittents. How is allowing the bladder to fill and empty...
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    Short Answer - No! Long Answer - it might be...

    Short Answer - No!

    Long Answer - it might be possible with a lot of work and purpose made bits but the cost and effort involved would be hugely prohibative.

    My advice - don't even go there.
  15. Thread: jacuzzi tubs

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    Here's mine ...

    Here's mine

    http://www.russp.plus.com/Bath/b2s.jpg

    I just swing my legs in - transfer onto a towel on the side and then lower myself in - get out the opposite way. It's actually a hydro spa...
  16. I recently did a 5 day water ski course in the UK...

    I recently did a 5 day water ski course in the UK - what a blast. I'll certainly be doing more of that.

    Got to see the womens disabled world champ doing tricks and jumps too. Didn't quite know...
  17. Thread: handcyclists

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    I'm not sure if you can get these in the US but...

    I'm not sure if you can get these in the US but I've fitted some continental ultra gator skins
    http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk/conticycle/ti%20ultra%20gatorskin.shtml
    to my handbike
    They really do...
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    My 10yr old is quite comfortable breaking down my...

    My 10yr old is quite comfortable breaking down my rigid chair (Quickie Ti) if necessary - although as we have an estate (station wagon) more often than not he'll just fold down the back and lift the...
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    I suppose that you might consider it power assist...

    I suppose that you might consider it power assist but that's far from the reason I have it - centre ring accelerators don't seem to be popular at all in the US - probably because you have mostly...
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    Not if you've got an electronic centre...

    <pedant> Not if you've got an electronic centre ring accelerator - its connected via an electronic box of tricks straight onto the throttle body. I far prefer it to straight forward push pull, and it...
  21. My personal thought was that this has to be a...

    My personal thought was that this has to be a spoof web site - bit of a wind up? It can't possibly be genuine can it?

    Love the wicker chair though - where did you find that cspine - is that an...
  22. New Australian Wheelchair Design with revolutionary propulsion system?

    An Australian designer claims to "have designed and created the

    " Shelli Hand pedal wheelchair which i know from my experience and my research will assist many
    'Disabled ' people , whether...
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    Their value depreciates like a really quickly...

    Their value depreciates like a really quickly depreciating thing :) Shame cos they're lovely looking cars
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    I'm up for a MRI next week (already had the CT...

    I'm up for a MRI next week (already had the CT scans and Xrays) with a view to considering taking out the rods - I'm 3 years post injury but my rods only run from T2 to T4 - I have a Kluger fixation...
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    Another vote for mountain bike tyres and 1 1/2"...

    Another vote for mountain bike tyres and 1 1/2" wide soft roll castors (mine are 5") here. make a huge huge difference.
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