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    I did it, I did it!

    Thanks to all of the generous people on this board with their time, knowledge and parts, I bought a tiny camber tube, traded some axels, drank some champagne, used some tools in a bikini and now have some seriously slim fitting wheels!

    I am now an inch and three quarters narrower than I was before! How is that for an instant slimming affect? I even fit all the way under my desk now.

    I had been waiting for the camber tube for a week and a half from Tilite and it finally arrived just after a nice hot tub soak and champagne sip that my husband arranged knowing I was quite anxious about it all. And yes, on our way back in the golf cart the tube was there waiting for me. I got down to business right away before even changing.

    It was a little challenging to get the camber tube centered since it was millimeters to spare on either side. More like a hairs width. In the end I slightly dremeled a bolt and we are perfect.

    Thanks everyone for all your help. Couldn't have done it without you!
    Oli

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      #3
      Congrats...Your post begs for a Pic of you in the bikini...lol

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        #4
        If there is any camber at all,make sure that the toe-in/out is set O. You can use a square and place it against the flat slot on the camber tube and square it to the floor.

        Congrats girl, yeah that description does require a photo or two lol. Girl in a bikini with tools; everymans dream.

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          #5
          Good job Oli!

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            #6
            Thanks Patrick, I did it by eye because I was on the floor holding things with one hand and trying to measure with the other and so on. Needed one more arm. I will go back with a level thingy and make sure it is correct. I at least knew to look and see which way it should be going... I have 4 degrees of camber by the way...

            Hehe, my hubby said I should have videoed the whole thing with the bathing suit on. I said I would pass on that but that it WAS funny.

            Seriously, thanks everyone for all the education.

            Oli

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              #7
              Oli- I'm just trying to be a smart A** so don't take this wrong

              Patrick said to use the square thingy thats the L shaped level without the bubbles
              Sorry, just had to explain it the way I do to my girls, my husband gets so frustrated when I tell them I need the plus or minus screwdriver. He says they should know the correct names but hey, they get the right one when I say plus or minus.

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                #8
                Well, I don't have a square but I do have a thing with the bubbles that go at every angle so I should be able to use it to make sure it is straight up and down. Doing my best and trying not to buy more stuff. I live in a TINY trailer. hehe
                Oli

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                  #9
                  COngratulations Oli.... Your excitement is evident in your post!!!!! Isn't it fun to accomplish new things!!!?
                  L1 Complete - Injury 3/12/06 - Grateful to be alive!!!!

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                    #10
                    Either one ladies, will work. Either the L thingy or the I thingy with bubbles on it. Congrats. Oli, you persevered and conquered. We're all proud of you.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Patrick Madsen View Post
                      If there is any camber at all,make sure that the toe-in/out is set O. You can use a square and place it against the flat slot on the camber tube and square it to the floor.

                      Congrats girl, yeah that description does require a photo or two lol. Girl in a bikini with tools; everymans dream.
                      dremel and bikini +2
                      cauda equina

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                        #12
                        I don't think Oli is gonna live this one down Metro lol.

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                          #13
                          Good for you, Oli! (and, fwiw, I think the Internet needs another image of a bikini clad girl like I need another spinal cord injury. )

                          Cheers,
                          Dale
                          "I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it." - Edgar Allen Poe

                          "If you only know your side of an issue, you know nothing." -John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

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                            #14
                            Yeah, especially a married one! Hehe

                            I think at this point my chair is finished and fitting as well as it is ever going to. And it is all thanks to you guys.

                            Now I still have to master the wheelie. I almost got pitched out trying to go up a driveway. I didn't quite judge the lip and hit it with too much speed at the wrong angle. I was ok though.

                            I have been practicing the wheelies in the house with the couch behind me and am getting 'better' at them but not proficient yet. Especially not for a little curb or anything.

                            I need to get better to manage the world around me. I have been working out and practicing on some steep hills to build strength though...

                            Oli

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                              #15
                              Actually doing wheelies going down hill are 10x easier than on a flat road..

                              Never found a reason to do a wheelie going uphill..
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                              C5-6 / '88

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