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    It depends on the design of the pushrims and the...

    It depends on the design of the pushrims and the wheels. You might be able to bend the tabs or fit spacers.

    You'll have a larger gap than usual between the tyre surface that touches the floor and...
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    Sounds to me like a 3" dump with a pelvic belt...

    Sounds to me like a 3" dump with a pelvic belt and a deep contour backrest would be a really good place to start. Maybe with a contoured cushion too.

    (I work for the NHS wheelchair service, but I...
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    Consider a deep contour backrest. It'll fit onto...

    Consider a deep contour backrest. It'll fit onto your chair in a similar way to the matrx elite but wrap around your trunk more to provide more lateral (sideways) support.

    Do you tend to slide in...
  4. search gelovations to find one option for gel...

    search gelovations to find one option for gel armrests. That sounds like what you need really - just unscrew the pad from your current armrest and screw on the new one.
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    It's easy to check the bearings, just a little...

    It's easy to check the bearings, just a little harder to change them. You might as well check them because at least then you'll know if they are the problem and will be able to figure out how to fix...
  6. The Repose mattress overlay is used by the...

    The Repose mattress overlay is used by the district nurses in my area when alternating air mattresses malfunction. It could be worth a look - it certainly packs down small and the storage cannister...
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    The freewheel issue is about footplate height...

    The freewheel issue is about footplate height rather than width isn't it?

    I wasn't meaning to buy a footplate riser as I'm not sure where to get one from, I meant to make your own out of dense...
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    You can do what NoNoise said and drill extra...

    You can do what NoNoise said and drill extra holes if you're brave enough but remember that raising the axle / lowering the rear seat height will not solve the issue by itself. Do you have the option...
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    Look into rubber (or silicone) handrim covers for...

    Look into rubber (or silicone) handrim covers for grippiness, but other than that it'll just take time to build up the callouses.

    I'm a part time wheelchair user and have never really built up the...
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    Those are 22", so unless you have unusually small...

    Those are 22", so unless you have unusually small wheels they will leave the outside edges of your wheels exposed. Consider the temporary options if al you're wanting is protective packing materials.
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    Most spoke guards attach by cable ties so you can...

    Most spoke guards attach by cable ties so you can easily fit them to the inside of your wheels as you described, but if they are just packaging materials really then I'd go with using layers of...
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    Well done to you (and hubby) for getting the...

    Well done to you (and hubby) for getting the chair working properly. That's great that you have a method for getting out on your own too. Everyone here is great and I'm glad we've been able to help.
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    Sorted! Well done.

    Sorted! Well done.
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    I'm pretty sure that Jay make a J3 carbon...

    I'm pretty sure that Jay make a J3 carbon backrest which is significantly lighter than the standard one but the mounting hardware is still the same.
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    Yes it looks a little wide, but the seat itself...

    Yes it looks a little wide, but the seat itself looks ok. i.e. the distance between the sideguards is only fractionally too wide for you, the problem is coming from the distance between the...
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    You should be able to adjust the axle a little...

    You should be able to adjust the axle a little forward without causing yourself to tip out backwards, but like others have said already it's best to do this 1/2" at a time so you can get used to it...
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    in a word, no. It's not normal to have that much...

    in a word, no. It's not normal to have that much play. Take the cap off the top of the castor housing and make sure the nut is done up properly, but not so much as to restrict the castors turning.
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    I just noticed your cable ties at the front of...

    I just noticed your cable ties at the front of your chair. They are there for you to loop the calf strap through so that when you chuck it into the car etc the calf strap doesn't move up and try to...
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    That's great news, keep the lines of...

    That's great news, keep the lines of communication open about it. Make sure he knows he can discuss his concerns with you, and hopefully you can figure it out together. Good luck.
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    Or get the measurements off his current chair,...

    Or get the measurements off his current chair, keep an eye on ebay for similar sized rigid chairs. When you can get a cheap one in about the right size then get it. Make him try it for 3 days, and...
  21. Thread: Icon rigid back

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    I'm not familiar with the Icon backrest, does it...

    I'm not familiar with the Icon backrest, does it have a hard shell and a soft pad velcroed onto it?

    Do you remove the backrest when loading the chair into your car or similar?

    If it is a soft...
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    check your castor housing alignment. It looks...

    check your castor housing alignment. It looks like they are not straight. If you put the chair on a flat surface (smooth floor) and put a 90 degree straight edge against the castor housing it should...
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    Having had a closer look at your pictures (I...

    Having had a closer look at your pictures (I didn't notice the side view with the backpack on before) it should be an easy fix.

    Turn the headrest tightening bolt so that it holds the headrest...
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    You could try a backpack with longer straps, and...

    You could try a backpack with longer straps, and maybe a chest strap or something to connect the two straps together.

    It looks like there are holes that could be used to attach hooks lower down...
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    What type of backrest is it? If it's one that...

    What type of backrest is it?

    If it's one that is a hard shell with a soft cushion attached on your side of it then look in the shell to see if it has any additional holes where it could have been...
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