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Thread: Why are wheelchair tire locks so poorly designed?

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    Senior Member Andy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
    I'd like a brake that has enough drag in the lever that it can be lightly applies, light enough to keep you parked but still weak enough that you can move the chair; I seem to get into situations where I need to re-position myself quickly; having to unlock and relook the brakes is just bad ergonomics and a persistent PITA!
    You need to get yourself some circa 2003 TiLite brakes like I have and migrate them to various new chairs. Brake effectiveness adjustable via tire wear and inflation. These seem to do just fine with totally worn screws and bushings as well, as they haven't fallen apart yet. Best of all, they get out of the way of very possible damages with my wheelchair disassembly 'techniques'
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