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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGCal View Post
    What a giant piece of JUNK!

    Kidding, just jealous while waiting for my new chair...

    The Vibration you're feeling however may just be the casters. Do you feel it when up on a wheelie or just when casters are rolling? Casters, even soft-rolls, will have a 'feel' to them just cause they are so small. Heck, I have 5" casters on my demo chair, I put on soft-rolls and can still feel em. But it's just them. Wheelie around and the mini-vibe goes away.
    Yup, vibrate came from casters, even though the floor was flat surface, I can still feel the floor was uneven, and the casters did not touch the floor together all the time, so I wonder in what circumstances should I adjust the angle of the casters (since the manual said, when the casters lifted, and needed to be adjusted.)
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    Experiment with different tightness of quick release axles, at last I found out the vibration at the footrest cause by the imbalance tightness of the axles.

    I learn another thing, axles cannot be too tight and too loose, it will cause vibrate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sowseng View Post
    Experiment with different tightness of quick release axles, at last I found out the vibration at the footrest cause by the imbalance tightness of the axles.

    I learn another thing, axles cannot be too tight and too loose, it will cause vibrate.
    Good feedback. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    Good feedback. Thanks.
    welcome.
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    I bought this.....




    And I stick to this part of the backrest....


    And my backrest shake no more, yes.......
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    hey lim, u're starting to post like sci_otr when he 1st get his ZR...
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    hey lim, u're starting to post like sci_otr when he 1st get his ZR...
    Fun, hahah.
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    Hi sowseng Nice chair
    I own a gloss black one and use it alot it really works well for me .
    One of the best things is I like the adjustable back .
    To me having a adjustable back sometimes makes such a world of difference especially when my spine throbs .

    I am looking to find a set of used 24 spoke lightweight rims for mine .

    Do you use the anti Tipper wheels ?
    I do to protect my back and neck in a emergency because many times I have to wheel myself up steep office ramps etc.. I like to do wheelies and roll as effortlessly as I can

    For the most part I always feel safe using my anti tippers

    Congrats
    Sincerely ;
    GL

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    Quote Originally Posted by GL View Post
    Hi sowseng Nice chair
    I own a gloss black one and use it alot it really works well for me .
    One of the best things is I like the adjustable back .
    To me having a adjustable back sometimes makes such a world of difference especially when my spine throbs .

    I am looking to find a set of used 24 spoke lightweight rims for mine .

    Do you use the anti Tipper wheels ?
    I do to protect my back and neck in a emergency because many times I have to wheel myself up steep office ramps etc.. I like to do wheelies and roll as effortlessly as I can

    For the most part I always feel safe using my anti tippers

    Congrats
    Sincerely ;
    GL
    Hi, GL

    Sometimes I do adjust the backrest forward, but most of the time I prefer straight backrest. For my spinal cord was lock up with two set of long metal pieces to reduce and prevent the corruption of scoliosis. Doctor made my spinal cord grow into a piece, and I always have to sit straight.

    Having the backrest adjusting to backward is not suitable for me, for I have lost my waist muscle on the right, if I lean backward too much, I might have problem to lean forward again when needed. If I need to lean backwards, I will find a wall or anything firm, then wheelie myself and lean on it.

    Therefore, I add two pieces of bumper protector at the gape of the backrest and main frame, to stop those unwanted minor shake and make it feel solid when sitting and carry it while I stand on my clutches.

    When I bought my first China made low grade wheelchair, I was thingking of having anti tipper wheels. But after fell for few times ( even knocked my head on the floor), I master the skill of wheelie, and forgot the anti tipper. May be I might need it when I growth old enough to lost my balancing

    Have a nice day.
    Last edited by sowseng; 10-28-2010 at 03:03 AM.
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    Hi again
    I like your idea about those little spacer thingies
    You are very ingeniously minded and down to earth
    My chair has composite fiber rims and I use hard tires because I dont bend good these rear rims sometimes flex too much for me
    Being I am poor I just make do with what I can
    Someday i'll get a nice set of 24 inch spoker rims

    What I like the most about these lighter wheelchairs is that I can tweak and adjust most every part to my liking .
    my first chair I had hospital junk chromie ones for ages and that was what I was used to . these were old used worn out wheelchairs I got for free when my dad worked in thew hospitals long ago ,
    Being I like building motorcycles I would cut them apart and do my welding / modifying personal customizing needs to them and for 20 years I well used them and finally donated them to elderly people for free .
    The 2 chairs one was old invacare heavy chromies with no leg rests or foot rests so I tore them all apart cut off crap and made my own adjustable footrests so I could roll easily under my desk or kitchen table etc....

    a few yrs back I got into quickies and TiLites both very nice chairs
    I am looking for used synergy 24 inch rear rims

    Everything takes time
    Life is good
    Nice talking to you again
    TY
    GL

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