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    i have a tilite tr came with the glide frog legs lately they seem to be groaning squeaking they are about 6yeas old any idea what i need to do

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    Here we go again, look like I need another axle on my ZR2 - had one replaced in 2011 along with a few other members here. Now if only TiLite would reply to my email
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    Quote Originally Posted by heartdog View Post
    It sucks, too, that now the casters are freezing up again. If you go out on a rainy day, you're screwed. How do people in the Pacific Northwest, where the chair is made, do it?? I swear the bearings get a tad wet, and a couple dog hairs or dirt gets in there, and it stays sticky for weeks. If I lube it, they get worse, cuz it attracts debris. Isn't there some way to make a chair so this isn't a problem?? What should I do, replace bearings ever few months? After ever rain? Or give my dog a bath?
    Not sure that's a Tilite problem, it's a universal caster bearing problem!

    I replace my bearings minimum twice a year, sometimes twice in the Winter. We have tons of snow here and there's no magical fix unfortunately. My trick is not to leave the chair sitting to seize up when wet. I've woken up many times to seized/rusted bearings leaking orange goo, because I'd been rolling around in snow the night before then went to bed and it seized overnight. A temporary fix though? CLP or bike lube and spin em' around by til they roll smoother. Lubing them up will attract more dirt but if they're seized and you can't use the chair, gives you a few days to go find new bearings.

    I also switched to Rush skateboard bearings, they're a titanium-ceramic hybrid and I swear it makes a big difference (get the higher ABEC ratings, they spin better, don't get just any cheap skate bearings you'll be feeling like you're trying to push 200 lbs - learnt that the hard way). They come in packs of 8 so you're good for 2 changes and they're 15$ or so on Amazon or eBay: https://www.amazon.com/Rush-Bearings.../dp/B006T6ZZOA I always make sure I have spares. Supposedly all ceramic bearings are even better for wet conditions BUT they tend to crack easy in cold weather...it goes to -40oC here so I compromised with a hybrid.

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    My chair has been good so far.. they changed the carbon weave pattern it?s suppostvto be stronger and looks really cool I?ll post my chair.

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    Nvm I have no clue how to add pictures

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeramie630 View Post
    Nvm I have no clue how to add pictures
    Try looking here http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...taching-photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeramie630 View Post
    My chair has been good so far.. they changed the carbon weave pattern it?s suppostvto be stronger and looks really cool I?ll post my chair.
    I just ordered a new tr and tried to get a carbon fiber camber tube but they discontinued them in august. Maybe they were having too may issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wills77 View Post
    I just ordered a new tr and tried to get a carbon fiber camber tube but they discontinued them in august. Maybe they were having too may issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wills77 View Post
    I just ordered a new tr and tried to get a carbon fiber camber tube but they discontinued them in august. Maybe they were having too may issues.

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    FYI the Aluminum one has always been the lightest of their metal camber tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wills77 View Post
    I just ordered a new tr and tried to get a carbon fiber camber tube but they discontinued them in August. Maybe they were having too may issues.
    Yes, there were issues (see my picture a few posts up) which is why they only offered a 3month warranty on them. I've had 3 CF camber bars and can confirm you'll be better off with a metal one.

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