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    Round Betty Dino + Surelocks

    I promised Erick Bryant, president of Round Betty, some pictures of my ZR with my Dinos. I was waiting first to receive my matching Frog Legs Uni-tine forks and casters and a replacement set of locking pins from Surelock before I got it all working. (Surelock's new pins are smaller to accommodate their new 27-hole disc -- the holes are smaller too.)



    stephen@bike-on.com

    #2
    Looks good Stephen - how old is your chair it looks new, my chair is barely a year old and its all beat the eff up
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      #3
      Oh yeah, my next set of wheels, right there.

      That's a fine lookin' chair.

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        #4
        That's a nice chair Stephen. What brand of cushion is that?
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          #5
          Originally posted by wtf View Post
          Looks good Stephen - how old is your chair it looks new, my chair is barely a year old and its all beat the eff up
          Thanks, Jeri. It's almost 5 years old. The polished frame, I think, helps keep it looking new. Plus, I bring the chair into my roll-in shower once a week and soap up the fucker. I don't like grimy chairs. I'm a minor neat freak.

          Over the years I've replaced the seat pan (first aluminum, now carbon fiber), the locks and, obviously, the wheels and the forks/casters. So much of the chair is new. Eventually I will probably get a replacement foot rest too -- I prefer the open-toe style to the solid foot rest. No concerns about getting my stiletto heels caught anywhere.

          Originally posted by rdf View Post
          That's a nice chair Stephen. What brand of cushion is that?
          Thanks, Rob. It's a Varilite Zoid. Probably the lightest weight cushion on the market and, fortunately, I map very well on it. My backup cushion is a Stimulite Classic.
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            #6
            I'm curious about the cushion, too. Does that stem(?) always protrude from the front right corner like that? Looks like a sore just waiting happen.
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              #7
              Originally posted by thehipcrip View Post
              I'm curious about the cushion, too. Does that stem(?) always protrude from the front right corner like that? Looks like a sore just waiting happen.
              Yes, the valve is always external to the cushion. A minor eye sore, perhaps, but it poses ZERO risk of creating a sore. That would be quite a design flaw from a company and product whose raison d'etre is to promote skin health.
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                #8
                Thanks Stephen. I'm dickering between a Varilite and a Stimulite Contoured XS for my next cushion. A Jay2 isn't doing the job any longer.
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                  #9
                  Dang, just realized your chair is 5 years old. It looks new as wtf says. My 5 year old chair looks like hell. I don't even have brakes on it any more, heh. They were such a pain to keep adjusting I said hell with it. I like the looks of your ZR, and I'll be getting a new chair soon. I'll definitely check it out.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                    I don't like grimy chairs. I'm a minor neat freak.
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                    I`m a bit like you too, very nice and clean chair, but knowing as you are i`m sure that you will change soon that black pushrims, because you will can see any scratches on them from milles away

                    I was thinking in order that brakes for my new chair, but when i knew the price i changed my mind, is to much money for only a brakes for me, because i don`t use them much because i`ve got fendered sideguards and that makes that i don`t need to lock the wheels much times.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by totoL1 View Post
                      I`m a bit like you too, very nice and clean chair, but knowing as you are i`m sure that you will change soon that black pushrims, because you will can see any scratches on them from milles away
                      Clear anodized alumnum push rims are not yet available with the Round Bettys otherwise I would have chosen them. When the time comes to replace them, however, that's what I'll get. They're available from wheelchairparts.net and not that expensive.

                      I was thinking in order that brakes for my new chair, but when i knew the price i changed my mind, is to much money for only a brakes for me, because i don`t use them much because i`ve got fendered sideguards and that makes that i don`t need to lock the wheels much times.
                      The Surelocks are so incredibly simple, hassle-free and convenient to operate that you wind up using them MUCH more than ordinary crap brakes. Insurance will likely pay for them too. And if you tell Jack Roberts (owner of Surelock) that I referred you, he'll give you 40% off retail. That price is as good or better than a set of D's and it's a better product too.
                      Last edited by stephen212; 8 May 2010, 8:59 AM.
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                        #12
                        Just curious, why do you feel Surelocks are better than D's.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                          Clear anodized alumnum push rims are not yet available with the Round Bettys .
                          Round Bettys use the same rim as Spinergys and Sun Fusion.
                          So you could order a pair of push rims for a Spinergys wire and put them in your wheels.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by 24/7 Quad View Post
                            Just curious, why do you feel Surelocks are better than D's.
                            ^x2 do you like the round bettys better than spinergy lx's?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by 24/7 Quad View Post
                              Just curious, why do you feel Surelocks are better than D's.
                              I know I'm droning on about this . . .

                              I originally got a set of D's for my ZR. After seeing how Lasher integrates the mounting of the pin assembly directly into the frame of his chairs, I asked D's if it was possible to create a custom replacement camber clamp for my ZR which would have the mounting hole for the pins. He said no can do.

                              I stumbled upon a post in the CareCure archives that mentioned Surelock, whom I'd never heard of before -- they don't advertise anywhere. I contacted them, pitched my idea for an integrated system, and they (Jack, the owner) said it was a great idea and built it for me. So major kudos for listening to his customers' needs.

                              Since then, I asked Jack if it was possible to add more position stop holes to the discs. He immediately ran with the idea and added 7 more holes -- they now have 27, which is 4 more than are available on D's. This allows more precise positioning when locking your chair.

                              Surelock made the first set of Round Betty Dino discs for me as well as a very elegant set of discs for a set of Rogue Wheels that I have, which I am going to be using on my backup chair, my old New Halls Wheels Hallmark.

                              Other things I like: The feel of the actuator lever -- the handle you toggle to lock and release the chair -- is far smoother on the Surelock. Customer support: Jack almost always answers the phone; with D's I typically had to leave a phone message -- a bunch of them, in fact -- before I heard back.

                              Price: Surelock/Jack knows that I plug his product and I'm trying to increase exposure for him. That's my way of saying thanks to him. He's responded by "authorizing" me to offer his product at 40% off -- dealer's cost -- which is roughly $520. I wish it was less expensive -- I wish everything was less expensive! -- but knowing what it is, it's indispensable. And it's also a custom made product, not off the shelf.

                              Wheelchair brakes were always my very least favorite component: they were a pain to use and a nuisance to maintain. The Surelocks are a delight to use. They are, in fact, the very best feature of my chair.
                              stephen@bike-on.com

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