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    ADI disc brakes for wheelchair

    I'll be given a set of ADI's mechanical disc brakes.
    Anybody use these? Pro's/Con's?

    Danny
    Injured May 19, 2006, C4 incomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by hapahouli
    I'll be given a set of ADI's mechanical disc brakes.
    Anybody use these? Pro's/Con's?
    Danny
    To me it would be just one more thing that could break down

    ... more $ on repairs and potential downtime for the chair

    ... right now, while I am able, my hands work just fine

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    I have not read of a review for this break yet. Not many people have them as they are expensive, but I'm curious to how well they work too.
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    I think they're pretty pimp from what I've read... however, supposedly (per ADI) you gotta send the whole chair for an installation, plus the cost makes them a pretty low priority as I get by just fine w/o them.

    More to break down / repair? Whatever, disc brakes are used and abused way more on mountain bikes & hold up well. They're not complicated.

    If someone decided to give me a set I'd take them in a heartbeat.

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    they look cool. ill tell u i just went to the d's locks on my razor and wow what a hugeeeeeeee improvment. no more close calls transfering in/out of car from slipping brakes, i weish i would have done it sooner
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    I bought a set of these brakes a couple of weeks ago from Todd,but I haven't had time to put them on.I did not have to send my chair to them.They sent all the pieces in a box that makes up the hole system.The only tool needed besides the basic stuff is a machine press.There are two pieces you have to press into the hub of your wheels.Hopefully soon I can get them installed and let everyone know how they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Pruett
    I think they're pretty pimp from what I've read... however, supposedly (per ADI) you gotta send the whole chair for an installation, plus the cost makes them a pretty low priority as I get by just fine w/o them.

    More to break down / repair? Whatever, disc brakes are used and abused way more on mountain bikes & hold up well. They're not complicated.

    If someone decided to give me a set I'd take them in a heartbeat.

    I agree, being w/out a chair for a couple weeks is not cool! But having disc brakes is...good thing is I have a back up chair so that makes things easier.

    Does it make the wheels stick out further?
    Injured May 19, 2006, C4 incomplete

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    WOW! Todd (founder, president, and CEO of company) and I were in rehab (Dallas Rehabilitation Institute) at the same time. I'll have to send him an e-mail.
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    A stinking brake for a manual w/c that has to be machine pressed onto the wheel is an unwarrented nuisance and extravagance in the face of all the simple and efficient alternatives. Bling, bling, bling.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ResonantEcho
    WOW! Todd (founder, president, and CEO of company) and I were in rehab (Dallas Rehabilitation Institute) at the same time. I'll have to send him an e-mail.
    Todd is also a CareCure member.

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