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    Lean Steer No Problem for T-4

    I have been riding a Freedom Ryder lean steer for 5 years with no difficulty whatsoever, and I am T-4 complete. Remember that you are holding onto the bike with both hands while turning and at all...
  2. Thanks for your help. Anyone else with real world...

    Thanks for your help. Anyone else with real world experience?
  3. In-Floor Ramp-Transition Cap & Service Questions

    I am trying to decide between the foldout ramp and in-floor ramp on a Toyota Sienna lowered floor minivan. I understand that the in-floor ramp has a cap or transition piece where the ramp meets the...
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    Poll: T-4 here, and I find armrests helpful. I dress...

    T-4 here, and I find armrests helpful. I dress in my chair lifting myself with my left and and right elbow while my right hand pulls my pants up. With a ROHO high profile Quadtro I could not get...
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    Manual Wheelchair Measurement Guide

    Someone posted a comprehensive guide to measure yourself for a manual chair. It may have been Jeff Sirko. I have not been able to find it despite various searches. If any of you know the thread or...
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    Gym looks nice. Also looks like a basement, how...

    Gym looks nice. Also looks like a basement, how do you get between levels in your home?
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    Nice. Curious whether the sticker that's on the...

    Nice. Curious whether the sticker that's on the door window which states that eight feet of clearance is needed is effective. Seems people tend to park into the striped area almost too close to get...
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    When this happened to me the valve pulled out...

    When this happened to me the valve pulled out leaving an empty rubber tube or sleeve. The valve end looked like a cylinder cut on an angle. I reinserted the valve and it worked as if it never...
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    I have had the ERGYS2 for over four years and am...

    I have had the ERGYS2 for over four years and am very happy with it and with the support from TAI. I used both the ERGYS2 and Stimaster at the hospital and chose the ERGYS2 for three reasons: the...
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    Saratoga Cycles and Table

    Please post any experience you may have with the Saratoga Cycle or the Saratoga Colorado Cycle, especially if you ride a handcycle. I would like to maintain handcycle specific fitness during the...
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    I too would like to see photos or hear...

    I too would like to see photos or hear descriptions. Does anyone manage to get a folder into the back seat of a four door mid-size sedan? I know the topic is rigid but I'm not sure why the...
  12. Thread: Which One ?

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    If possible you should try riding both units. I...

    If possible you should try riding both units. I ended up with the ERGYS2 because it was much easier for me to get into and out of and place the electrodes on my glutes by myself but more importantly...
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    Where and how have those who have purchased mail...

    Where and how have those who have purchased mail order tested the ZRA or other chairs? It seems it would be poor form to use the time and effort and borrow a chair for an extended test from a local...
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    Boy that's tough! My sympathies. Have you tried...

    Boy that's tough! My sympathies. Have you tried Ultram?
  15. There is no question that in an accident between...

    There is no question that in an accident between a truck and a bicycle, you are better off in the truck. There is also no question that my helmet saved my life and further saved me from traumatic...
  16. Thread: who? where?

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    Craig, MO, 47, Male, T-4

    Craig, MO, 47, Male, T-4
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    Snow and Manual Wheelchairs

    Need some help from those of you adept in dealing with snow in manual chairs. It's about to snow here once again and up to six inches are predicted. Streets take long enough to clear, but parking...
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    Technique for IC through Condom Cath

    Several good tips. One additional question: For those who would prefer to use a leg bag because of bladder spasms but must cath because of residuals, what tips or techniques do you have for cathing...
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    Cathing through condom cath

    My doctor recommends intermittent cathing and use of a condom cath during the day because of incontinence or leaking. I use Rochester wide band with no problem at night. However, during the day...
  20. IMS

    I have an IMS Rampvan. The ramp folds inside of the door, and can be pushed out or in manually with 20 lbs of pressure, and the door can be opened manually, in case of power failure or breakdown. ...
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    Air Pump Alternatives

    What do those of you who lack trunk control use to fill high pressure (100 pounds plus) wheelchair tires? I use a well-made floor pump designed for bicycle tires, but am unable by myself to force...
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    Traveling with Your Primary Chair

    Chris, I too use a folding Ti Lite, but fear traveling with it due to the track record of airlines in handling luggage. I'd rather rent or borrow a folder for air travel. Have you had any...
  23. Thread: Floor to Chair

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    Floor to Chair

    I'm interested in techniques to get from the floor back into your chair. Anyone out there have tried and true methods? Please also post injury level.
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    Couple of Questions

    Curtis, thanks for your help. First, how do you get your legs in and out of the foot rests? It seems like it would be difficult to get your foot into proper position since your leg ends up directly...
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    Handcycle Entry and Exit

    I am curious about methods used to place your legs in the holders on low handcycles, as well as getting back into your wheelchair. Photos show straps under the heels with the legs fully extended,...
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