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Thread: Do You Have Spare Parts or Chairs for Sport Wheelchairs?

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    Lightbulb Do You Have Spare Parts or Chairs for Sport Wheelchairs?

    Hi folks,

    I'm looking for spare parts used on sport wheelchairs, or sport wheelchair frames, for a nonprofit wheelchair softball team based on Long Island. All parts can have moderate wear, but should be in playable condition. Paint can be in poor condition/heavily scuffed. The chairs are shared throughout the team for folks who don't have a sport chair, and is helpful for getting new players into the sport.

    What parts we're looking for:
    - Push-Button Rear Tire Axles
    - Front Caster Wheels
    - Front Caster Axle Parts
    - Spinergy 'Spox' Style Rear Wheel Rims (or similar), various sizes and single rims needed
    - Spinergy spokes
    - Inexpensive foam chair seat pads, various sizes needed
    - Pushrims (including Natural Fits), various sizes needed
    - Fabric backrests for Quickie/Top End sport chairs (or similar)

    What chairs types we're looking for:
    - Tennis chairs (preferred)
    - Basketball chairs
    - Lightweight Quad Rugby chairs
    - Dancing chairs

    We can accept parts and chairs as donations (and give you full market value as tax writeoff to a nonprofit), or can make an offer to purchase items. Parts can be generally shipped via UPS or similar, and chairs are typically shipped via Amtrak cargo to save on shipping costs. Payments via Paypal.

    Contact: wchair.softball@gmail.com

    Thank you!

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    In my opinion, you don't want push button axles, Spox wheels, spinergy wheels or natural fit hand rims. All of this stuff will break from the abuse of wheelchair sports. Metal handrims, wire spoke wheels and bolts for rear axles will hold up better.
    Front casters are cheap at skate shops. Most front caster axles are bolts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    In my opinion, you don't want push button axles, Spox wheels, spinergy wheels or natural fit hand rims. All of this stuff will break from the abuse of wheelchair sports. Metal handrims, wire spoke wheels and bolts for rear axles will hold up better.
    Front casters are cheap at skate shops. Most front caster axles are bolts.

    I respectfully disagree. There are many people playing a contact sport like basketball who are using natural fit handrims with no issues. Most are also using push button axles and spinergies.

    I do agree though with the casters. You can buy roller blade wheel packs for at most $30.
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