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Thread: How can I make my new chair the smallest, tightest, compact chair possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    I have zero camber and it reduced my chair width by 5 inches from 2 degree camber. It turns effortlessly, so unless you're doing a timed cone course I wouldn't worry too much about cornering.
    what the heck kind of chair was that?

    my zra has 2 degrees but I'm wishing I got 4. how expensive is the adjustable camber tube?
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  2. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    I have zero camber and it reduced my chair width by 5 inches from 2 degree camber. It turns effortlessly, so unless you're doing a timed cone course I wouldn't worry too much about cornering.
    Five inches sounds like a lot to me for 2 degrees. (?)

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    Les-Why do you want more camber?

    Since hanging out w/ Bente I think narrower = better. She is like completely accessible, none of this "Will my chair go in the bathroom?" And she FLIES, of course she's a para but cornering/balance/etc seemed to be no prob.

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    Well I went back and measured and it was 4". My first chair had a 2 degree camber and the chair I'm in now has zero. It went from 30" at the widest point to 26". Sorry for the confusion.

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    You're comparing two different chairs with different cambers, rather than the same chair with two different cambers? I'm not sure that is a reliable way to tell the precise difference in width attributable to reducing the camber from 2 degrees to 0 degrees, since there could be more than one variable.

    What diameter wheels do you have?
    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    Well I went back and measured and it was 4". My first chair had a 2 degree camber and the chair I'm in now has zero. It went from 30" at the widest point to 26". Sorry for the confusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny View Post
    Les-Why do you want more camber?

    Since hanging out w/ Bente I think narrower = better. She is like completely accessible, none of this "Will my chair go in the bathroom?" And she FLIES, of course she's a para but cornering/balance/etc seemed to be no prob.
    oh good point now that I can cath in bathrooms -via mitro- I probably should leave it as is. Altho my bro's bathroom is too narrow anyway. How wide is Bente's chair?
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    First chair had 24" wheels, this chair has 26", both chairs are quickie chairs, 18" wide frames. New wheels have spox hubs w/ spinergy rims, same offset pushrim.

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    Her seat is 12 1/2" LOL. All told, prolly 16".

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    First chair had 24" wheels, this chair has 26", both chairs are quickie chairs, 18" wide frames. New wheels have spox hubs w/ spinergy rims, same offset pushrim.
    I agree with Fololish, we are not dealing apples-to-apples here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpbullock View Post
    First chair had 24" wheels, this chair has 26", both chairs are quickie chairs, 18" wide frames. New wheels have spox hubs w/ spinergy rims, same offset pushrim.
    Looking at the TiLite Wheelchair Width Calculator, the difference between 0 and 2 degress is just over an inch and a half, 1 9/16" to be exact.

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