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    The D locks are interesting. I've always used Quickie push-to-lock brakes and usually have to replace them every few years because the pivot points wear out. The site for the D locks doesn't list prices. What do they run for a standard manual chair?

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    Last set I bought, 8 years ago, were a couple hundred dollars. They're still going fine, but I did proactively replace a fraying cable a couple years ago.
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    I'm still rocking some sort of aluminum under seat scissor locks from TiLite circa 2003 that I've been transferring from old to new chairs. Screws and bushings are totally worn out, but they fold out of damage's reach when I'm doing my not so careful car/chair disassembly routine, and they still work just fine as worn and old as they are. I did upgrade them with the rubber handle covers for the plastic brakes that came with my latest TiLite chair for that 'modern' feel, lol.

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    D's locks are $550 a set per their website:

    www.teamhoc.com
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    D's locks are $550 a set per their website:

    www.teamhoc.com
    they are around $900
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    D's locks are great ... for about 2-3yrs. I'm not mechanically inclined but mine actually broke a screw in half that I didn't bother to try getting out and neither were my DME interested ... so they sit here unused. When they started to wear, I had two bad accidents falling during transfers.

    Went back to push to lock with a curved brake so I don't catch my pants ... reliable ole tried true stuff is sometimes the best. I miss that it doesn't matter what shape my tire is in that my chair will lock ... but it just makes me pay more attention to how much air is in my tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Boy View Post
    D's locks are $550 a set per their website:

    www.teamhoc.com
    You have to select a wheel too.

    Example, TiLite TR w/ Spinergey LXs is $870 ($550 for the TR then another $320 for LX option).

    Glad I use no brakes going on 18 years post injury and I have never used any brakes (d locks, scissor, push/pull, etc).

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    18yrs wow .. I could get away with no brakes as a teen for a few years but that's it .. kudos!
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    Any pictures video out there of how you do this ?


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    do it yourself, not hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NW-Will View Post
    Any pictures video out there of how you do this ?
    No need, you literally just screw it together. Just use the right screw driver. #1 Phillips head.
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