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Thread: Ordering ZRA S2... Please comment on measurements

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    Patrick - The seat back lock comes without extra charge. Being the sucker for no extra charge stuff, I am taking it. :P

    Nia - I like it a little tighter in the front, so yeah, 85 degrees it shall be. You know how difficult it is to move around here in a chair with a large footprint.

    I had wanted a welded back but this doesn't come with ZRA. A folding back will take up less space in the boot, especially when I am travelling with luggage.

    Will keep the rigidizer bar. I may want to go for rigid back later. It is out of my budget now.

    I will have problems wearing and removing pants with 15" and 2 degrees camber. Even 16" with 2 degrees is giving me problems. Thanks for the input.

    totoL1 - I like how your feet are tucked in. More comfortable for me that way too. Definitely going for 85.

    Brian - C5/C6 incomplete here. I am keeping the rigidizer bar. It does make the chair feel more solid, doesn't it?

    If I go for solid seat pan, should I lower the seat height by 1" or so? Not at the moment though as I am on a tight 3k budget for the chair. Thanks for the suggestion.

    chasmengr - To reduce the headache of looking for parts to replace later, I am sticking with the standard Tilite forks but the slipstream looks very cool though.

    stephen212 - Yeah, would love to hear feedback from people with slipstreams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petertan View Post
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    I will have problems wearing and removing pants with 15" and 2 degrees camber. Even 16" with 2 degrees is giving me problems. Thanks for the input.
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    Remember that if you order sideguards you could go for a narrow chair, chairs without sideguards you need it wider for your pants don`t hit wheels, but that problems dosen`t exist with sideguards, so go for sideguards and you will never go back without them.

    My chair is 15.5" with sideguards, if i take them out i couldn`t ride because my pants always will been rubbing the wheel all time, so i would have to go for probably a 16.5" wide chair if i don`t have sideguards.

    With this is with what a measure guys with sideguards, one side is adjustable, so just sit in something like this and you will know exactly what wide measurement will be perfect for you with sideguards.

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    @brian and peter : i didnt meant getting rid of the rigidizer bar.correct me if i'm wrong, but without factoring the rigid backrest, i think 3" will do the job right?why the 4"?


    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    According to Frog Legs (I've heard), their aluminum casters will not fit the TiLite Slipstream. I believe their Lexan casters might. Much discussion has occurred on CC about the proprietary nature of TiLite's Slipstream fork. I remain confused about all this, so do some research.
    Well, i did hear SCI_OTR mentioned that the 1.5" composite caster that tilite have in their order form is actually frog legs caster.i dont know about the composite/aluminum difference fitting, so you may need to do research on that. maybe SCI_OTR will chime in here and explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    @brian and peter : i didnt meant getting rid of the rigidizer bar.correct me if i'm wrong, but without factoring the rigid backrest, i think 3" will do the job right?why the 4"?




    Well, i did hear SCI_OTR mentioned that the 1.5" composite caster that tilite have in their order form is actually frog legs caster.i dont know about the composite/aluminum difference fitting, so you may need to do research on that. maybe SCI_OTR will chime in here and explain.
    Problem with the caster is the bearings and shaft size, TiLite shaft has a larger diameter than the id of the Aluminum 4" jobs. I think in other posts our resident techie specialist [chasmengr] has put up a lot of bearings information in an attempt to produce a solution and I believe even he is still unsure of a definite solution

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    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    Well, i did hear SCI_OTR mentioned that the 1.5" composite caster that tilite have in their order form is actually frog legs caster.i dont know about the composite/aluminum difference fitting, so you may need to do research on that. maybe SCI_OTR will chime in here and explain.
    SCI_OTR et. al. already made numerous comments on the TiLite-Slipstream issue here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edinburgh Colin View Post
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    My considerations have all been on paper; SCI_OTR's considerations are more reliable because he's been testing with real parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    aka geek . Thanks, Colin. Glad to know I am providing a service .

    My considerations have all been on paper; SCI_OTR's considerations are more reliable because he's been testing with real parts.
    I appreciate the input from both of you.
    You never get to the practical testing or construction without the research and theory first, each has it's place.

    Thanks

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    Smart idea on keeping the 4" r. bar if you are even remotley thinking of a solid back. I have had a solid seat pan for many years. Never needed to get a different fsh because of it Peter. Remember the fsh is adjustable. Good idea of staying with the standard Ti forks. It'll give you more leaway for casters. Fold down locked back free, go for it.

    Sounds like you have this baby ready to roll, lol. The Series 2 ZRA looks really well thought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chasmengr View Post
    According to Frog Legs (I've heard), their aluminum casters will not fit the TiLite Slipstream. I believe their Lexan casters might. Much discussion has occurred on CC about the proprietary nature of TiLite's Slipstream fork. I remain confused about all this, so do some research.
    Quote Originally Posted by stephen212 View Post
    This is a question that the vendors -- SportAid, Bike-on, Spinlife -- should be tasked with, preferably by someone who's purchased a ZR/ZRA Series 2 with Slipstreams from one of these retailers.
    I am willing to state at this point that only the Frog Legs Composite Soft Roll is going to fit the SlipStream--provided you choose the "1.5" wide plastic caster with poly tire" option. In that case, you are going to get that exact caster anyway. If you order the SlipStream with one of the Performance casters, you are committed to those casters unless you change your forks.

    Question is, will Sportaid, Spinlife, and Bike-On start selling R6 bearings? All three are probably expecting a higher number of returns since new ZR/ZRA Series 2 owners with Performance casters or SlipStream forks will try to upgrade their casters only to discover what we have recently started to post.

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    My thoughts on the slipstream fork and proprietary bearings is to get standard forks and then replace them with unitines from froglegs. Better looking (imo), standard bearings, and $50 cheaper.
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