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    #31
    Thanks for the quick reply.


    Back to topic...Nice Eclipse. I like the color.

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      #32
      Originally posted by k2_blader0101 View Post
      I have a son thats been in a chair since he was 16 years old, he is now 22. He has a ti lite now, but has outgrown it. This is my predicament, he is in prison, he is now 22 years old, weight 140 lbs, and is 6' tall. He was incarcerated when he was 17 years old. He does alot of exercising, laps on the rec field which is dirt, when it is raining he does laps in the gym. He does about 3 miles per day in addition to other exercises. I need a chair that has some type of shock absorbency. He received a brochure for some chairs and was interested in the Quickie XTR. Does anyone have any suggestions for a new chair that will be used for everyday use, in addition to doing laps that is sturdy. Thanks for any advice.
      he's the same age as me, and i'm a SCI since i was 16 too ^_^ i'm 5'9" tall. since he wanted a chair with shock absorbency, i've tried several chairs, and i would prefer colours razorblade that my friend had.colours have the reptation in being the best suspension chair ever, and i dont doubt that...
      walking is OVER-RATED!!!

      Broken in August 14th, 2003. T9-L1 complete.

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        #33
        Must say i like your chair foton,dont know if i will be able to get it in south africa,but like the black all round

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          #34
          Hello Riaan,
          Thanks for the comment. I like Colours chairs. I had no too many coplains about them. But, this chair is not the lightest in its category. I have opted for box frame because of better durability. I am very active outdoors and in my opinion only box frame gives you extended durability when opted for aluminum. This is my second Eclipse and I would recommend it to anyone looking for aluminum chair. At least to consider.

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            #35
            One more thing...... the frame is not painted but powder coated. That gives longer lasting frame protection. Rims are anodized and those can ve very easy scratched. Since many people here vote for TI chairs I will try to get ZR2 with natural titanium finish. The same for rims. Painted, powder coated, anodized....whatever you choose it will not last.

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              #36
              That's a great looking chair.

              I've got an older Eclipse that's never given me a problem.

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                #37
                Eclipse is a great chair. I have one hanging in my garage. If it didn't have a 6 degree camber built in, I'd probably ride it still.

                It was pretty adjustable when I bought it in early 90's. One of the more versitile chairs I've ever owned. I hated the Boing that I had later. Congrats, you got a great chair.

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                  #38
                  I always enjoy and learn from seeing pics of chairs. Thanks

                  why did you decide to switch from 24 to 26?
                  Chas
                  TiLite TR3
                  Dual-Axle TR3 with RioMobility DragonFly
                  I am a person with mild/moderate hexaparesis (impaired movement in 4 limbs, head, & torso) caused by RRMS w/TM C7&T7 incomplete.

                  "I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I don't think you realize is that what you heard is not what I meant."
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                    #39
                    Great looking eclipse dude. I'm a huge Colours fan, have been for years. I think they have been under rated as chair builders because they take a different approach with their marketing. It is a bit different but a breath of fresh air compared to other companies that use blatant arrogance. Bottom line, Colours keep it real.
                    Then there's the material matter. Colours have been building chairs for years using aluminum and in my opinion that's what they should be made from. Stick your titanium up your a$$. Notice how many of the other chair builders are ceasing to build with titanium and moving over to aluminum.
                    Colours, hands down make the best chairs with the best stock upholstery and they're light as a feather.
                    I'm in no way affiliated with Colours, Ive had most makes out there and they are the guys that don't disappoint!!
                    Oh yea, really nice eclipse dude.

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                      #40
                      The challenge with Colours is their lousy customer service.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by roller View Post
                        Stick your titanium up your a$$. Notice how many of the other chair builders are ceasing to build with titanium and moving over to aluminum.
                        You think it's got nothing to do with insurance pushing for cheaper chairs? I've had numerous Aluminum chairs that I beat the hell out of and I've broke a few, I've had two titanium chairs that I've beat the hell out of and if polished/repainted could pass as new. I'm in the titanium corner if I have a choice.

                        As far as colours is concerned I always liked their look and the idea of the company, but have heard nightmares about their customer support and then when Box sold out I let em slide slowly out of my mind.
                        Most everything I say is

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by TexasWheelz View Post
                          As far as colours is concerned I always liked their look and the idea of the company, but have heard nightmares about their customer support and then when Box sold out I let em slide slowly out of my mind.
                          same here. i had 10 or so colours rides that i bought directly through john box, he was colours. great guy. now im w/ tilite. ti is superior for hard users like me.
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                            #43
                            Hello, sorry for the late response.
                            Chasmengr,
                            My first chair came with 24" wheels. The reason.... my previous DME did not explain what would be the best choice for me. I am 6.2' tall. I have long legs and shorter upper body. With larger wheels I am sitting slightly higher what is much more comfortable for me. But, the main reason is very good ride. You do not have to push hard and as often as smaller wheels and the raid is less bumpy. It is not true that it is harder to push larger wheels. Everything depends on diameter of push rims. The only issue for some can be wheel storage since they slightly larger, less tire options ( Schwalbe does not make Right Runs with puncture belt protection in this size). For me... I would never go back to 24" wheels. The 25" would be "forced' minimum. If you have a chance try larger wheels.

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                              #44
                              TexasWheelz, roller
                              A lot was said on this forum about different frame materials. I am a engineer and throughout my career I have learned how to ballance theory and reality. It was not always my choice. From all discussed materials I would choose two: aluminum and titanium. I would stay away from carbon fiber for really active, offroad type of use. This material is great, but it has very bad habit of giving up with no warning under stress. It would probably be great for non-active person when chair weight can be priority. I do not see anything wrong with aluminum. It is state of the art material (titanium is not engineered material. It is pure mineral). For me state of the art means man engineered/made. Aluminum as mineral is almost useless. It took great effort to get to the point of today's high tech alloys. Which one is better....it is hard to say. As person with disibility and not financially independent I need to look at price and longevity of the chair. Aluminum is cheaper, but titanium last longer. My fear is with job market. If I loose my job I also loose my insurance. In today's market reality I look at chair which will give me longer life span. This is why I will try for titanium. As per Colours aluminum chairs I am not dissapointed. They serve very well.
                              Last edited by foton; 25 Mar 2011, 1:59 PM. Reason: spelling

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