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  1. Liability issues strangle initiative and self...

    Liability issues strangle initiative and self resourcefulness.
    Land of the free? Maybe, if you're a top dog?
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    Ranch sliders only give you half the access and...

    Ranch sliders only give you half the access and for that reason I have always preferred French doors and windows. Ours gives full access when only one door is opened and in the Summer with both...
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    Using slow hand feed and caution the crank arm...

    Using slow hand feed and caution the crank arm was set up in the lathe and the required amount removed – a crank extractor came in handy for that operation. Bored out the sleeve tube. I decided not...
  4. I would be thinking of customising a poncho. That...

    I would be thinking of customising a poncho. That would allow you to drape it over the back and tuck the modded sides down the inside of your side guards past the cushion. That would afford...
  5. I have one here that is German military made with...

    I have one here that is German military made with a breathable fabric. Domed so it can be configured in any form, As a groundsheet, bivvy. can also be shorted in length. Brilliant for those long...
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    You are correct; I misread your post. I think...

    You are correct; I misread your post.
    I think that the specifics of design for a wheelchair for any individual are such that there could be much lost in translation as the process of design and...
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    Now, there is forward thinking for you:) It...

    Now, there is forward thinking for you:)

    It doesn't help August that much though.

    SCI_OTR has made comment on DME's not being engineers, nor maybe engineering minded; couple that up with some...
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    I have never heard of the script 'web cred', its...

    I have never heard of the script 'web cred', its all newspeak to me SCI_OTR.
    I searched Google - it appears that in this instance google was not my friend :)
    Either way, the consumer is too often...
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    The Schlumpf drive is assembled. I was a bit...

    The Schlumpf drive is assembled. I was a bit heavy on the grease but that will sort itself out over a short time. I used molygrease to capture the balls on the race then finished off with the Penrite...
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    Hi SCI_OTR Web cred? That's knowing the...

    Hi SCI_OTR
    Web cred? That's knowing the difference between the arse end of the dog, the bite end and what lies between, right?
    If that is what means the difference between an off-hand service and...
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    For a smooth transition, I find that I do that...

    For a smooth transition, I find that I do that slight wheelie as normal too NW-Will. My chair runs soft rolls and they work well except being a small diameter they do not negotiate surface...
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    Hi Patrick,DJ & Smity; We do it as we can. And...

    Hi Patrick,DJ & Smity; We do it as we can.

    And anyone else reading this thread, you are welcome to join in if you wish- it is not exclusive :D Your experience and examples of your work would be...
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    Yesterday I sent a request with an attached image...

    Yesterday I sent a request with an attached image to Sunrise Medical requesting a paint code number for the cycle paint colour.
    A simple enough request I thought.

    I received a reply this morning ...
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    No worries Smity. The Schlumph is stripped down,...

    No worries Smity.
    The Schlumph is stripped down, all parts have been wiped, demaged and washed in kero. For the most part it is looking OK.
    The inner bearing is still notchy after a wash out and...
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    I put the Sachs hub together on Monday(?) and it...

    I put the Sachs hub together on Monday(?) and it went a treat except....
    Later I realised that I had not determined the orientation of a
    component part that is acted upon by the selector rod. I...
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    Just waiting on some Lithium NLGI 00 grease for...

    Just waiting on some Lithium NLGI 00 grease for the hub.
    While that arrives I began on tidying the frame paint when my angle grinder died on me - stuffed commutator segment. Its like the old...
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    Weather permitting? :) That would be a good...

    Weather permitting? :)

    That would be a good test to see how these smartdrives function in the crap weather. Not that going out in the pissing rain is a welcome decision but sometimes, needs must.
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    All of the above except I would belt the shaft...

    All of the above except I would belt the shaft (softly :)) with a soft faced hammer or hardwood.
    Also, it could be that the three detente balls may be held up with gunk.
    I have used grease to keep...
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    This is cynical, you understand :thumb: The road...

    This is cynical, you understand :thumb:
    The road to a cure? My observation is its a slow process.
    And then the cure, the funding stops? This is likely to happen more rapidly.

    No cure yet? The...
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    We can talk about that after it is back together...

    We can talk about that after it is back together and working as it was previously DJ ;)

    I see that Jim has changed the thread title.
    Thanks Jim
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    More cleaning of the parts. On closer inspection...

    More cleaning of the parts. On closer inspection there was still a lot of hard deposits in the root of the gear teeth and other pieces so I got to it with a box cutter blade. Went up to the bearing...
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    SPOX Spinergy 559

    Are there any Kiwis with a spare set of Spox 559 wheels you want to quit?
    They are for my Shadow handcrank cycle project.

    If you can help, send me a PM and I will be in touch.
    Cheers.
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    It is all metal, so perhaps Chromoly. I will be...

    It is all metal, so perhaps Chromoly.
    I will be giving the frame a cut to rejuvenate the paintl not much to do about the blistering powdercoat(?) except sand and blend for now.
    I will be moving...
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    I tweeked the wheel spokes yesterday, a few were...

    I tweeked the wheel spokes yesterday, a few were loose, and non of them sang when tapped. The wheel runs quite true now and the spokes sound better.
    Today I will strip down the Sachs hub for a well...
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    Received a further response from Sun Medical. The...

    Received a further response from Sun Medical. The date of MFG for my Shadow is Jan 29, 1996.
    So, we were close with dating this cycle Patrick.
    There is no further information available at this time...
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