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    It reminded me the old caster wheels I was using 20 years ago, I just found one in my storage, 6x1.25 and on the tire the max was 36 PSI: this one is 85 PSI ! This could make a big change in terms of less rolling resistance.
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    It reminded me the old caster wheels I was using 20 years ago, I just found one in my storage, 6x1.25 and on the tire the max was 36 PSI: this one is 85 PSI ! This could make a big change in terms of less rolling resistance.

    Yep, that is nearly high pressure, but taking in account that over our casters are much less weight than in our rear wheels will feel even more firm than a rear wheel with right run at 145psi.

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    One thing that bugged me with my 6" pneumatic casters is that the tube valve was very difficult to access once the wheel was mounted on fork. I'm afraid it could be a bigger problem in 5".

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    The yellow seals will keep hair from getting to the bearing seals. Hair in the caster bearings is not a big deal for most, but it is a pain for some. Anyone know a source in the US?
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    The tread on our 5" EPICs are damaged. We are looking for new casters with something like the yellow seals/protectors on the Schmickings, but need as much vibration dampening as possible in new casters -- don't want to go pneumatic. Has anyone compared the Schmicking casters to the Frog Legs Aluminum DOUBLE Soft-Roll Casters in terms of vibration dampening?

    I really find it crazy to buy a complete new caster assembly if all we need is the tread. I see this as a real benefit of the Schmickings -- to be able to replace just the treads. I also see the yellow seals/protectors as a real advantage on the Schmickings, but something similar is also available now for Frog Legs with Frog Shields.

    I'm having a hard time sourcing the Frog Legs Aluminum DOUBLE Soft-Roll Casters with Frog Shields in Europe, and if I were to ship from the US, the cost would be about the same as the Schmickings.

    Does anyone know of a good online source in Europe for either these products?
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    Schmickings is a great company. I have not seen their new casters, but I know that FrogLegs is going to be Reha at the end of September and will have a new super light weight CarbonFiber caster coming out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elarson View Post
    I'm having a hard time sourcing the Frog Legs Aluminum DOUBLE Soft-Roll Casters with Frog Shields in Europe, and if I were to ship from the US, the cost would be about the same as the Schmickings.

    Does anyone know of a good online source in Europe for either these products?
    I would reach out to Oracing in Spain. Though likely not readily-available by ordering through their website they seem to have good relations with both FrogLegs and Schmicking.

    Good luck.

    p.s. this thread makes me wonder what our friend totoL1 is doing with himself. At the Paralympics representing Spain in handcycling?

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    For anyone wanting to see what the Schmicking casters being discussed look like, below is a photo. I can't find them on their website though (www.schmicking.com). After my last post I did find them on a Germany website: http://www.rollistore.de/Raeder---Zubehoer/Lenkrollen/Schmicking-Design-Rad.html


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    I'm trying to get to Rehacare in Dusseldorf, but it is just before we are moving house, so very doubtful. I'd be curious to hear about the CF casters.

    Unfortunately, I need to get paperwork in this week to get funding -- I hate being rushed on this stuff, but grateful that we may get some funding budget for them.
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