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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    toto unintentionally steered you wrong with the caster bearings. Because of the next-generation tapered spacer used on the Slipstream fork, 608 bearings, the industry standard for just about every ultralight wheelchair caster in the universe, no longer work. The inner diameter is too small. You need to use R6 bearings for your casters.

    Post from mr_coffee's experience...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showpos...88&postcount=9

    As for Spinergy bearings, we issue a lot of chairs with Spinergy wheels and have not heard of any problems with the bearings.
    harrumph.
    yes, those are the wheels, the 4" ones i have on the new chair.
    the standard ones, the ones i have ordered will be not a waste though, as i will used them for my other chair. on the new one the front ones are ok, i was just thinking to replace them too for better ones while i am replacing the real ones.
    i haven't found the parts figure you have posted. maybe i haven't looked hard enough. or, i should have just measured them. anyway, will order a (proper) set for these ones, just in case.
    tahnks!

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by tooley View Post
    I'm thinking zz's axles were too long/not adjusted properly causing abnormal wear that led to bearing failure? There's got to be a reason... is it both wheels zz?
    the axles were and are adjusted properly. i doubt, that they can be adjusted better. the problem is on one side, and only one of the bearings. it haven't failed yet, but i know the noise. i was both disappointed, and pissed off, because it happened after barely two weeks of light use. the reason is that most likely they are a cheap piece of shit ones, or a bad qc. or both.

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    toto unintentionally steered you wrong with the caster bearings. Because of the next-generation tapered spacer used on the Slipstream fork, 608 bearings, the industry standard for just about every ultralight wheelchair caster in the universe, no longer work. The inner diameter is too small. You need to use R6 bearings for your casters.

    Post from mr_coffee's experience...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showpos...88&postcount=9

    As for Spinergy bearings, we issue a lot of chairs with Spinergy wheels and have not heard of any problems with the bearings.
    so these ones should be the right bearing for the "performance" front wheels?:
    http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit8909

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    Is Top End using 1/2" axles on their Terminator rear wheels?
    Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

  5. #15
    Quote Originally Posted by zz View Post
    so these ones should be the right bearing for the "performance" front wheels?:
    http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit8909
    Those would work or you could buy 10 and save a little bit in the long run...

    http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/3-8inch/Kit696

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by JGNI View Post
    Is Top End using 1/2" axles on their Terminator rear wheels?
    Yep..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    Yep..
    Thanks!
    Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by zz View Post
    so these ones should be the right bearing for the "performance" front wheels?:
    http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit8909
    Measure your bearing before to a order for be sure.

    Here is a pic of how to measure a bearing.
    Last edited by totoL1; 09-06-2010 at 04:22 AM.

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by totoL1 View Post
    Measure your bearing before to a order for be sure.

    Here is a pic of how to measure a bearing.
    If you do not happen to have a caliper handy, you could also look in the parts manual.


    1. Go to TiLite e-store.
    2. Ignore the links to the left under "Products".
    3. Instead, click on "Parts Manual" at the top of the page.


    Or bookmark this link...

    http://estore.tilite.com/ecommerce/PartsManual.aspx

    Your caster is on page 50 of the corresponding .pdf file.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    If you do not happen to have a caliper handy, you could also look in the parts manual.
    .
    OK , I see, but that bearings are only for casters with monofork?

    Because i notice that they only change the ID, that now is larger, i imaginete that they do that because the casters is fixed only in one side of the fork and need a larger axles diameters.

    What`s happen if you have monoforks and you want froglegs softroll casters, you have to change their bearigs?

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