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    I'm in Auckland. I have an 18" TR I've been...

    I'm in Auckland. I have an 18" TR I've been stripping for parts. It was originally ordered with 1" wheelspacing, and there's no adjustment on it. Assuming that a TR tube is compatible with an...
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    Height-adjustable push handles as from TiLite and...

    Height-adjustable push handles as from TiLite and Melrose are quick-release, leaving just the large ugly clamps behind on your rigidizer bar. I'm not sure that technically you should ever be lifted...
  3. I DO need a lot of pushing but DON'T need a high...

    I DO need a lot of pushing but DON'T need a high backrest (in fact it just gets in my way). Bolt-on push handles were my solution. These are Melrose's version, which can drop down so they're out of...
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    Might be worth talking with the SmartDrive...

    Might be worth talking with the SmartDrive people, if your product doesn't compete with theirs? They've had to devise a "universal clamp" which can be fitted to all the usual manual chairs.
  5. Yeah, I have trouble getting my SPC to reach the...

    Yeah, I have trouble getting my SPC to reach the toilet without risk of spill. However, one of the beauties of the SPC with Flip Flo is that I can very easily drain my bladder into a bottle or...
  6. (Hopefully someone else will chime in, but no one...

    (Hopefully someone else will chime in, but no one did last time.)
  7. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?232714...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?232714-Has-any-one-tried-WonderGel-or-EquaPressure-cushions&highlight=equagel
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  8. Do you "qualify" for an ultralight through MoH? ...

    Do you "qualify" for an ultralight through MoH? Or can you? (eg by enrolling for a semester at university) Because we have access to a wonderful trial system in NZ. So if you have an OT saying...
  9. That very much depends on your needs. For me,...

    That very much depends on your needs. For me, that small diameter change means the difference between me being able to push my chair effectively or not. You need the right size wheels for you, and...
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    Technically, BiPAPs/VPAPs ARE ventilators, they...

    Technically, BiPAPs/VPAPs ARE ventilators, they provide NIV, Non-Invasive Ventilation. Don't know about alarms--like most people, I'm told, I disabled the bloody things. They go off far too often. ...
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    If the back-up rate is set too fast, while you...

    If the back-up rate is set too fast, while you are trying to get to sleep it will feel as if the machine is forcing you to breathe before you're ready to, or as if it's trying to make you breathe in...
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    Yep, that's an ABG. Here anyone on BiPAP gets...

    Yep, that's an ABG.

    Here anyone on BiPAP gets dragged in at least once a year for a "sleep study" which actually comprises overnight oximetry plus ABGs morning and night or (if you refuse the...
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    I take it there's no possibility that the...

    I take it there's no possibility that the tiredness is caused by a CO2 buildup overnight--your doc is doing ABGs and your CO2 levels are healthy? Otherwise supplemental O2 could be a bad idea.
  14. Thread: Ogo

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    Very impressed that he can say "I designed it for...

    Very impressed that he can say "I designed it for [this guy], and here he is happily using it". So many engineers with allegedly world-changing wheelchair-related products don't seem to be able to...
  15. Thread: Freewheel

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    No, I don't think it would be safe even if you...

    No, I don't think it would be safe even if you permanently fixed your footplate so it can't flip-up. You could look at getting a new, non-flip-up footrest, down tubes and all, but I'm guessing you...
  16. From those choices, get the ZRA. Although the...

    From those choices, get the ZRA. Although the Razorblade is somewhat adjustable, in practice you can't make radical adjustments before the non-adjustability of the castor fork angle becomes a...
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    I'm speechless. I mean...? Nope, I got nothing.

    I'm speechless. I mean...? Nope, I got nothing.
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    Understood. :-(

    Understood. :-(
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    So do I take from this that you think that the...

    So do I take from this that you think that the compromise solution is safe, or that you can make it safe?

    FWIW, I truly believe that the ONLY reason my new chair (a Melrose Piranha) works for me...
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    They have a DU set-up for foot-propellers, which...

    They have a DU set-up for foot-propellers, which comprises separate flip-up footrests and an extra cross-bar to support the front frame (I have a TR I bought for parts which has this modification). ...
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    So you've tried a narrower chair? Things can...

    So you've tried a narrower chair? Things can seem wonderful until you try the alternative! For my part, I was put in a 16" wide chair and now use a 15". The difference is like night and day. I...
  22. I'd like a device that would cause physical pain...

    I'd like a device that would cause physical pain (electric shock?) to anyone who grabbed the push handles without me first taking some action to permit it. ;-)

    Seriously, though, I'd like an easy...
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    Disclaimer: not SCI, have sensation. WonderGel...

    Disclaimer: not SCI, have sensation.

    WonderGel seems to be the general-purpose, sold-to-the-public version of the EquaGel cushion line from the same company. I really liked the first iteration of...
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    (I'll butt in since I'm here.) Yes. A lot of...

    (I'll butt in since I'm here.)

    Yes. A lot of folks here are big fans of Frog Legs Soft Roll castors, they give a much softer ride (but your solid poly ones will probably perform noticeably better...
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    The way I see it, if you meet some or all of...

    The way I see it, if you meet some or all of these criteria, and you have the budget, you should get titanium:

    - you are hard on your chairs, but have a job or lifestyle where you need to be able...
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