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    Hi,

    I have a TiLite Areo-Z with push handles.



    I hang my backpack from them like so:



    The handles are problematic when I am trying to get the chair over me and into the passenger seat, I would love to take them off. Problem is I would then have no way to hang the backpack. I was thinking maybe a messenger bag, but tried one in a store and wasn't too successful. Does anyone have a similar setup and successfully attach something you can carry a laptop in?

    Thanks,
    Tom

    #2
    I have not had push handles for 17 years but have never had a problem hanging a bag on it

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      #3
      since you have push handles do people ever try and push you that you have not asked to or do not want to?

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        #4
        I have adjustable\collapsible push handles, they work fine.
        coolbreeze c6/7

        Keep on moving don't stop!

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          #5
          Originally posted by djrolling View Post
          since you have push handles do people ever try and push you that you have not asked to or do not want to?
          Yes! There is a hill near my office and last week I had someone start pushing me up it without me asking, and then get pissed at me when I asked them to stop. Started lecturing me on "not being too proud". I am not a nice person when not properly caffeinated, I am sure they will not do it again

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            #6
            i have bolt-on push handles so when i hang my backpack i have to put each strap over the corners of the backrest so they dont slip down out of my reach. could you put the straps over the top of each backcane?

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              #7
              Lose those damn push handles and get a Tilite backpack - it has little loop/straps on the back. http://estore.tilite.com/ecommerce/C...D=601&IID=1090 You can loop them over the posts of your backrest.
              6/18/00: T-5 complete

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                #8
                Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                I was thinking maybe a messenger bag, but tried one in a store and wasn't too successful. Does anyone have a similar setup and successfully attach something you can carry a laptop in?

                Thanks,
                Tom
                Thats how I do it. I flop a messenger bag in my lab, and throw the strap over my shoulder, so if/when the bag starts to slide off, it is hooked over my shoulder and I don't lose it.

                I am sure it looks fairly awkward, but that really doesn't bother me, and I can carry several large textbooks, a laptop and all my papers without upsetting my balance point.

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                  #9
                  http://www.sportaid.com/down-under-shelf-system.html

                  i use this to carry around my laptop and some textbooks. you can get cheaper ones, but they tend to be flimsy. this one is very strong and has a backflap, so you cant look things out the back going up a hill! it fits at the same angle as the seat, so if you have dump your stuff is safe and shouldnt fall out the front. no one can see it when youre in the chair unless they look closely, and they cant see the contents

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                    Yes! There is a hill near my office and last week I had someone start pushing me up it without me asking, and then get pissed at me when I asked them to stop. Started lecturing me on "not being too proud". I am not a nice person when not properly caffeinated, I am sure they will not do it again
                    My ZRa loaner while waiting for my chair had regular push handles and ppl were constantly "helping" me, or "taking away my independence" as I put it. I ordered fold-down push handles on my chair and they confuse the majority of good samaritans. I always ask ppl that offer "what would I do if you weren't here?" unless it's a beautiful woman.

                    I wonder how to get bumped up a flight of stairs with no pushers? They say not to lift a person in a chair with them, but everyone does.... any horror stories? I can picture the telescoping ones sliding out.

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                      #11
                      We screwed 2 small hooks into the back of my sons chair, thats how he carries his backpack. I tried to post a pic for you but cant figure out how to do that.

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                        #12
                        Grrrr. Just broke two allen wrenches and hoarked one of the screws trying to get the damn push handles off. Suck, now I will have to cut them off and can't resell them.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by djrolling View Post
                          since you have push handles do people ever try and push you that you have not asked to or do not want to?


                          Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                          Yes! There is a hill near my office and last week I had someone start pushing me up it without me asking, and then get pissed at me when I asked them to stop. Started lecturing me on "not being too proud". I am not a nice person when not properly caffeinated, I am sure they will not do it again

                          Sometimes they do and I think “Thank you. What took so long? This hill was kicking my ass!” But if I am on a surface I can handle I usually just say “Thanks, but I can handle it.”

                          Sometimes when I am rolling across a parking lot and pushing effortlessly and I think “Wow! I’m really in the groove here,” and then I realize that whoever is walking beside me, almost always if it is my dad, has one hand on the back of my chair. I ask them to stop because I need the exercise and then it gets tough to push. Crap. I do need the exercise but they do mean well so as long as they stop when I ask then I don’t mind.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Jeff B View Post


                            Sometimes they do and I think “Thank you. What took so long? This hill was kicking my ass!” But if I am on a surface I can handle I usually just say “Thanks, but I can handle it.”

                            Sometimes when I am rolling across a parking lot and pushing effortlessly and I think “Wow! I’m really in the groove here,” and then I realize that whoever is walking beside me, almost always if it is my dad, has one hand on the back of my chair. I ask them to stop because I need the exercise and then it gets tough to push. Crap. I do need the exercise but they do mean well so as long as they stop when I ask then I don’t mind.
                            I am sure people mean well, but I don't like being touched (or having my chair touched) without being asked. Then to get lectured when I had politely declined assistance was quite irritating. Your thinking is like mine, pushing that fucking chair around is the only exercise I get so I like doing it myself. I do admit I must look pretty pathetic going up that hill, it is fairly steep and I don't go that fast.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by amyk View Post
                              http://www.sportaid.com/down-under-shelf-system.html

                              i use this to carry around my laptop and some textbooks. you can get cheaper ones, but they tend to be flimsy. this one is very strong and has a backflap, so you cant look things out the back going up a hill! it fits at the same angle as the seat, so if you have dump your stuff is safe and shouldnt fall out the front. no one can see it when youre in the chair unless they look closely, and they cant see the contents
                              If you have any pictures better than the blurry one on the Sportaid page I would be interested in seeing it. It is hard to believe that with digital cameras so easy to come by that Sportaid would put such a poor picture on their page and hope to sell a product.

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