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    casters...rollerblade wheels?

    Hi!
    TiLite ZRA on order with the STD 3" x .75" micro's. I really want to have a nice set of purple ones to replace them with (to go with the Kik Mako HR purples!!!).

    Good places to find a set? I have noticed almost every skate place I check out has mm sizes instead of inches. 76mm seems to be slightly under 3"...so what have those who have opted for "skate shop 'blade wheels" gone with?

    I am guesing the TiLite forks are set for 608 (5/16") axle size blade wheels? What ABEC rating do you guys go with? (I am guessing ABEC 7 is more than enough?) What about wheel width?

    I want to be able to change tire/caster colors when I want, and will even be buying a set of 4" (and also slightly wider) casters for times I know I will be in the grass, across harder dirt, etc. How are you dealing with the width differences? Spacers? If spacers, good place to find them? (I ordered my chair knowing ahead of time that I would want to use the lower fork position for 3", and the one above for 4", and thus will not have to worry about STF changing when I swap casters of different size )
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    TiLite ZRa, Spinergy LX 24", Shox Firm tires, 3" volcanic glare rollerblade wheels for casters

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    76 mm is 3".
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    http://www.labeda.com/enduro.html

    Ask the company where you can buy them (76 and 80 mm).
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    Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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    Pharmacist, C4-5 injury but functional C6 (no triceps/flexors)

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    100mm is usually 4 inches...you may find purple if you look under scooter wheels.
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    Thx!
    I am still deciding on the 4" ones. Real toss-up between soft roll or firm.

    For the 3", I want to find purple, and might try a few other colors, or maybe the light-up ones- lol!!! Just unsure fo what will work on a wheelchair...

    Those Labeda look perfect! I will have to contact them to find out were I can get them...
    nikki
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    My other half bought me a pair of these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-4-ABEC-5-L...QQcmdZViewItem
    for my chair and they were so cheap if they didn't fit I was gonna give them to the guy next door cos I know he's got kids and they could have them for their scooters but they actually fit really well, I've got a Top End with 4" castors.

    I recently went to a mobilty show and they were selling them ofr £80 a pair...what a rip off, my girlfriend paid under £8 for mine...

    I'm sure if you e-mailed one of the sellers they'd be happy to send a pair out to you or even try bike/skate shops etc.

    Hope this helps!!

    Chris

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    Ti Lite Castors are really hard to change if you have poor eye hand coordination or impaired finger function, they use two small shims per side at least on the 4" soft rolls anyway

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    all this talk of castors. i have never changed a set. i get rid of the chair before castors wear out. they seem to last. at least the micro ones on my colours
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    Not everybody has the caddilac insurance program you seem to have either.

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