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  1. #11
    That is almost my chair exactly... But without the +1 and I did get the ergo-seat option which I will never go without again. The best part of the chair IMHO. I use 80 deg also but have a lot more dump then you are planning. I'm 17" rear, 21.5" front and 18" deep. Any more angle and my knees would hate me. Already after a full day, I need to stretch my legs some; but that's probably for all non-paras in a chair.

    Here's the thread from my new ride. I LOVE it... http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=144369. And had it now for half a year and not a single problem (other than Spinergy's known squeaky spokes; everything else is tight and top knotch... And I've done 6" curb drops in it; even with my fat backside. Not a single creak or problem. Although I do go over it once a month for basic maintenance.

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by SCI_OTR View Post
    It would be aproximately 25.5 in the drawing. I might be wrong, but if I understood him correctly, he was thinking the front of the back post.

    The utility of that measurement would be limited if the end user were basing the measurement using the original CAD for their existing chair. Measurng the chair itself in its present state of configuration would provide the most useful info for comparison against any proposed wheelchair specs that appear in the drawing.
    Very true
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    SirG,
    My guess is the creaking you are hearing in your wheels is not the spinergy spokes, but rather the thumb ring from the Natural Fits is not properly secured. I have had this issue with my NF's and when I took them to a bike shop and had the tires off, we could see where one side was looser than the other. The fix was to loosen the nuts on the handrim mounts and zip tie the handrim in several places as tight as possible until all sides are mounted solid. Then tighten nuts. Once all the thumb ring was centered properly and tight on the wheel, the creaking went away.
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  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by CurvySAT05 View Post
    SirG,
    My guess is the creaking you are hearing in your wheels is not the spinergy spokes, but rather the thumb ring from the Natural Fits is not properly secured. I have had this issue with my NF's and when I took them to a bike shop and had the tires off, we could see where one side was looser than the other. The fix was to loosen the nuts on the handrim mounts and zip tie the handrim in several places as tight as possible until all sides are mounted solid. Then tighten nuts. Once all the thumb ring was centered properly and tight on the wheel, the creaking went away.
    Mandy
    Thanks, but no. I've had them all the way off; they still creak. Ever so slightly. It's barely noticeable honestly. It's just the soft thick spokes in the super-strong SLX version flexing. Probably the most common complaint of the Spinergy wheels. More noticeable with the higher-spoke count of the stronger/wider SLXs I suspect.

    I've been working with the NF manufacturers about making a finger ring also to help avoid smashing your fingertips on the mounting tabs. We'll see if it grows to any fruition.

  5. #15
    Wow. Thank you, peeps.

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    @Eileen: I agree that 90° might be too much.

    @Brianm: the guy who did the measuring did not have plus one and, from a

    TI users point of view, it certainly looked like it. Plus one looked

    like plus four. The reason it came up is because of my complaint of

    having nowhere to grab when leaning forward. I had your posts in mind

    during this part of fitting.

    @stephen212: over 6 feet. You're on my FB list. You can see the

    pictures. I've got the pimp daddy long legs. Also, I do the counter

    intuitive "heels higher than toes" method to keep the swelling in check.

    From the back of my bum to the back of my knee is 19 inches. As to the

    dump, 1.5 is half an inch more than one I have now. I have a really good

    trunk. As I put two cracks in my right femur from a night of drinking in

    January 2010, I gave this considerable thought. 1.5 plus the natural

    sink of the cushion should be good enough. Gravity will let me know.

    :-) I like the longer wheelbase, I just do not like my current number, 38

    inches. Yes, completely off the wall insane. The 1970 thunderbird.

    @petertan: The angle of the footrest has more to do with circulation.

    Perhaps you can raise your heels a bit. How bad is the swelling?

    @SCI OTR: Anything to standardize this. Every other industry has

    standards. I did complain about that when I was there. It will have

    zero impact on the industry. :-) I like your idea. I was thinking about

    your posts on a tighter wheelbase and just extending the footplate to

    deal with some protection for the toes. I worry that the one make me

    prone to face plants. A big part of the reason for choosing TE is the

    physical proximity. Tampa is a 3 hour trip through a part of Florida

    that may be unaware of significant historical events like the ending of

    the Civil War. To me, that's a smaller prize to pay than Seattle or

    wherever Indian burial ground TI built their factory on. If I need to go

    to version two sooner than expected, I have names and faces to talk to.

    @chasmengr: 26 7/16 is on the drawing for the overall frame length.

    @SirGCal: Glad we share similar profile measurements. You have a picture of how your anti-tips connect?

  6. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by radio_buddha View Post
    @SirGCal: Glad we share similar profile measurements. You have a picture of how your anti-tips connect?
    If I remember I'll snap one.. But they slide in a quick-disconnect right above the axle-shaft. Might be slightly better pictures on my website.

    http://www.sirgcal.com/cgi-bin/galle...s/gallery/tett

  7. #17
    Thanks. One of your pictures did have a great shot. It's on the way I thought it would be on. It was kind of a panic thought: I drove to the factory, I talked about it but did I look?

    :-)

    Everything is going to be okay. I think I'm going to go with the drawing without plus one on the frame.

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