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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by radio_buddha View Post
    Update: Just spoke to Top End.

    They have 3/4 to 3/4 clamps. $15.00 each. I ordered two. Will probably get them on Monday as Tampa is only 2 hours away.

    So it looks like the drawing in post number eight will become reality sometime next week.
    So will this serve as a hold-me-over until you receive the Surelocks, or are you going to cancel that order (if you can)?

  2. #12
    As pretty as my pictures are, it remains to be seen if it will actually solve the problem. I have good reason to believe that the new setup will not interfere with going up a single step.

    That's the litmus test. If I can do a proper power stroke without smashing my hands, I win.

    Do I cancel?

    I have zero reasons to believe that anything had been done beyond him thinking about it. I hear nothing unless I send a request for an update. My first request at week five was met with weirdness ("You are number in the queue.") and that I need to understand that new orders take 6 to 8 weeks.

    It will be ridiculously difficult to feel sympathy if I score 100% with these clamps.

    In a perfect world…

    Maybe do both.

    I was thinking that because of the non trivial matter of a hub locks engaging at speed, the lower rail would be a good place for the actuator (see! Using Jack's terminology.)
    Last edited by radio_buddha; 02-16-2012 at 03:08 PM.

  3. #13
    Here's how I think it's going to go down…

    The orange rail represents my wheelchair.
    The black clamp represents a 1 inch to ¾ inch clamp which I currently have.
    The dark gray rail represents a ¾ inch brake rail which I currently have.

    The gray clamp represents a ¾ inch to ¾ inch clamp purchased from Top End today. I should have probably rotated it 90°.
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    There you go…
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  5. #15
    It was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. My brakes are now out of range of my push yet still in my range to work with them without folding over my body like a pretzel.

    Thanks to everyone who commented here. I was able to refine my idea because of you guys.

    Special thanks goes to Katja, Top End and my friend Marc Cappellini who put it all together.
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    A clear shot of the results…
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  7. #17
    Ah, i've told u about the 'play' in the adi disc brake.u just cant solve the issue.its not manufacturing defects or anything.it's just means tu be that way.ADI really should solve that issue.although i cope with the situation, its better to have one sturdy chair when braking.especially when going up and down escalators.
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

    Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

  8. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by nia adha View Post
    Ah, i've told u about the 'play' in the adi disc brake.u just cant solve the issue.its not manufacturing defects or anything.it's just means tu be that way.ADI really should solve that issue.although i cope with the situation, its better to have one sturdy chair when braking.especially when going up and down escalators.
    Hydraulics could probably do it according to motorcycle enthusiasts I know.

    It's a disgrace.

    How're you doing these days? Is your current chair treating you well?

  9. #19
    Erm, my chair is serving me well. i'm thinking of getting my chair a little lower becaused i changed from stimulite classic to quadtro mid profile.it's even more front-tippy when i switch cushion. i think my stimulite contributes to my pressure ulcer.

    i just undergo flap surgery for pressure ulcer, and girdlestone procedure on my right hip. it's okay for now. 1st time getting pressure ulcer in 9 years, it really sucks.it took more than a year to recover, with a surgery. osteomyelitis makes it worse.

    i just hope things doesnt get even complicated from here.
    walking is OVER-RATED!!!

    Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by radio_buddha View Post
    It was a triumph. I'm making a note here: HUGE SUCCESS. My brakes are now out of range of my push yet still in my range to work with them without folding over my body like a pretzel.

    Thanks to everyone who commented here. I was able to refine my idea because of you guys.

    Special thanks goes to Katja, Top End and my friend Marc Cappellini who put it all together.

    I don`t understand why you did that with your brakes, maybe a have lost with the translation, looks like they now are more outside and would be worse for you when pushing wheels and your hands could hit them.
    Well i`m not sure, because i don`t understand the thread well, could you explain me in simple words why you did it?

    For box frames this is a good solution for never hit your brakes with your hands
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