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    #31
    I am more intrigued by the ghost foot than the chair...

    Please explain how that happened...LOL
    May 2000, T4-5 Complete.

    Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

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      #32
      @Toto : the only 1.5" tilite have is the composite poly casters...i dont think they last long...

      @hype : ah...credit to you.i think my chair has the same measurement as yours, if i use the 24" wheel right?a perfect fit for you...^_^ tell me when u're selling yours...u already got a potential buyer... p/s : it's because of the slow shutter set on my camera, makes moving object seems to move fast, therefore leaving a 'dead-man-walking' behind...

      and credit to SCI_OTR and Brianm too!!!

      Does anyone have a rigid backrest for sale? 15" low....
      walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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

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        #33
        Originally posted by nia adha View Post
        @Toto : the only 1.5" tilite have is the composite poly casters...i dont think they last long...

        ....

        yeah, but the wide fork come with them.

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          #34
          Originally posted by nia adha View Post

          @hype : ah...credit to you.i think my chair has the same measurement as yours, if i use the 24" wheel right?a perfect fit for you...^_^ tell me when u're selling yours...u already got a potential buyer... p/s : it's because of the slow shutter set on my camera, makes moving object seems to move fast, therefore leaving a 'dead-man-walking' behind...
          ICIC...thanks for the explain, haha

          Forgot to say grats on the new ride! Looking sweet with those brakes. I'm looking at getting disk brakes as well. My chair is actually 16" depth.
          May 2000, T4-5 Complete.

          Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo

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            #35
            Originally posted by nia adha View Post
            Yeah...i know how many tilite's thread is here already, but i know how all of you love wheelchairs too! ^_^

            And so, here is my tilite TR.received it for 2 weeks now with the below specs.

            Seat : 15" width x 15" depth
            STF : 15.5" rear/19" front
            13" adjustable backrest
            17" seat to footrest (adjusted to 16")
            3.5" COG (adjusted to 3.0")
            1.5" seat tapered (3" total)
            V-front end to 10" footrest
            2 degree camber
            4" x 1" aluminum poly
            25" sun fusion db series/kenda tires
            85 degree front end
            ADI disc brake
            fold-in sideguard
            seat adjustable by straps
            open loop footrest
            polished titanium/green anodized



            What i like about the chair :
            I previously use a 18x17 tilite XC, so going to a much smaller wheelchair do need some transition to get used to it.not to mention going from a folder to a rigid is a little odd...bad in some ways...i think...but some were made into advantage, and no doubt rigid is better...better fit means better ride.central hub lock is a big advantage, where the additional weight is negligible...going from 3" micro caster to 4" aluminum poly does give significant difference in ride smoothness...wonder how a 1.5" soft-rolls will do.



            Things that made me disappointed :
            It's not that significantly easier to push compared to my TiLite XC. since i joined this forum, i had a new mindset that rigid is significantly easier to push, but in reality, it doesnt differ that much...at least to my XC. maybe natural fit is a factor. but i really feel like my stamina isnt wasted...i had trouble with the brake at first, because the brake didnt align well, but sent it to local bike shop and problem solved...



            Things that i'm going to alter :
            I may change the tire to 24" and reduce the overall height another 1/2" and change the caster to a 1.5", which might need a new fork...i miss my natural fit on my XC.for now it stays on my XC until i get a new 24" wheel...



            Is it worth the buy?
            I guess...but still thinking if there is any better ride out there (which is affordable...)...but i do love it...^_^ the chair is like the center of attention...everybody praised it...some are envious...and what's most important, i look good in it!!

            p/s : sorry for the blurry pic. my hand isnt the photographer's type...
            ohhh....I miss the bid....
            Life is meaningles, though you create the purpose.sigpic

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              #36
              Originally posted by Hype62 View Post
              ICIC...thanks for the explain, haha

              Forgot to say grats on the new ride! Looking sweet with those brakes. I'm looking at getting disk brakes as well. My chair is actually 16" depth.
              i know.actually this one is 15"x15"+1...^_^ that's why it fits a 16x16 stimulite...a bit oversized by width, but fits perfectly on depth...(see picture)
              walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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

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                #37
                Hi Nia,

                Congrat's on your new chair and welcome to the TR club!

                As with others, I'd love to see a picture of you in the chair, if you ever get a chance.
                C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Brianm View Post
                  Hi Nia,

                  Congrat's on your new chair and welcome to the TR club!

                  As with others, I'd love to see a picture of you in the chair, if you ever get a chance.
                  YEA me too
                  C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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                    #39
                    Nice chair, I wish you good time with it

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                      #40
                      I dig the disk brakes. I'm curious though - can you use wheels that are not fitted with the hub? If you wanted to keep a spare set of knobby tires mounted on your backup wheels, for example. Would they also need the ADI hub mounted on them in order to attach to a chair with ADI brakes?

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                        #41
                        brian and mac : working on it....

                        taziar : for wheels other than sun fusion, they have what they call spline drive insert.you will need a hydraulic press to press it into a wheel's hub (e.g spinergy, round betty)...
                        walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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

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                          #42
                          The fusions give you the same play as a pressed wheel when it is locked?

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                            #43
                            yep...pity, aint it? ^_^

                            but i did find some advantage of it!now my chair is also my rocking-chair! (like the one old man loves to sit in!) and when i'm in need of a tilt, it's effortless!!
                            walking is OVER-RATED!!!

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

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by nia adha View Post
                              yep...pity, aint it? ^_^

                              but i did find some advantage of it!now my chair is also my rocking-chair! (like the one old man loves to sit in!) and when i'm in need of a tilt, it's effortless!!
                              Okay granny, you still need to find a way to make that thing stay put. You paid enough for it.

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                                #45
                                @nia - Those caster forks you have now WILL fit a FL 1.5" caster. You do NOT need to change to the Unitine forks now unless you want to (and that means you get to keep a colored part on your chair). I have those same caster forks on my Aero Z and switched from a 4X1 to a 4X1.5 shortly after I got the chair. I will not go back to the 1" wide casters. The ride is not as nice and they make too much noise on rough paths. (I like being able to sneak around and not be heard).
                                ~Mandy~
                                SCI as a result of spinal surgery
                                TiLite Aero Z!!!

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