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  • My 11 year old Tilite TR

    Here's a few pics of my Tilite TR that I've had since 2001.


    SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
    T4,5,6 Incomplete
    Chair: TiLite TR3

  • #2
    Originally posted by stumpybushman View Post
    Here's a few pics of my Tilite TR that I've had since 2001.


    Worth for money, still function very well? Any issue?
    All scratches look nice.
    Life is meaningles, though you create the purpose.sigpic

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    • #3
      The only issues so far have been the worn through footrest and a loud popping/cracking sound lately.
      SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
      T4,5,6 Incomplete
      Chair: TiLite TR3

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      • #4
        Originally posted by stumpybushman View Post
        The only issues so far have been the worn through footrest and a loud popping/cracking sound lately.
        where the sound come from?

        Seems like you are using solid tire
        Life is meaningles, though you create the purpose.sigpic

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        • #5
          Originally posted by stumpybushman View Post
          The only issues so far have been the worn through footrest and a loud popping/cracking sound lately.
          Footrests, at least, are easily replaced.
          stephen@bike-on.com

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          • #6
            Originally posted by sowseng View Post
            where the sound come from?

            Seems like you are using solid tire
            Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
            Footrests, at least, are easily replaced.
            I talked to Tilite today and the guy told me some things to try and check, so hopefully one will stop the noise. Yes, I run solid tires and have to because I work at a place were there's metal shavings all over the shop floor.

            I got a price a couple years ago for a replacement footrest at around $350.00. I just got a friend to insert a piece of stainless steel tubing inside the footrest and it has held up pretty well.
            SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
            T4,5,6 Incomplete
            Chair: TiLite TR3

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            • #7
              It looks to be in great shape except for the footrest and scratched up handrims.

              I'm guessing/hoping the popping is from the spokes. Do they need adjusting/replacing? A bike shop could tell you quickly. Do you have another set of wheels to try?
              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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              • #8
                The Tilite tech. seems to think that the popping may be the result of my changing from 5" casters to 4" caster which is causing my chair to bind up since my chair was built for the 5" casters. He said that once I put the 5" casters backl on it should stop but if not, then I may have a craked frame inside the camber tube mounting brackets. I really just need a new chair, at least that's what I'm telling myself.
                SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
                T4,5,6 Incomplete
                Chair: TiLite TR3

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
                  It looks to be in great shape except for the footrest and scratched up handrims.
                  Do your handrims really have no scratches?
                  I have no idea how some of you keep your chairs so pristine.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brian View Post
                    Do your handrims really have no scratches?
                    I have no idea how some of you keep your chairs so pristine.
                    I can, hahah.
                    Life is meaningles, though you create the purpose.sigpic

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                    • #11
                      Look up the thread on back rest problems, might give you a clue to the popping. If you need to hunt for frame cracks you can spray WD40 on the welds, wipe it off, then sprinkle on flour or baking powder. The oil will bleed up through the powder from the cracked weld.

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                      • #12
                        When it pops/cracks, it does it twice and I can feel and hear it through out my chair.
                        SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
                        T4,5,6 Incomplete
                        Chair: TiLite TR3

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brian View Post
                          Do your handrims really have no scratches?
                          I have no idea how some of you keep your chairs so pristine.
                          I think you are reading more into chas' statement than is there.
                          C5-6 Complete - 8/13/1982

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                          • #14
                            That footrest is gnarley!!
                            TiLite. The Ultimate Ride.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TiLite View Post
                              That footrest is gnarley!!
                              Yes and is very rough when not wearing shoes!
                              SCI Birthday: April 25, 1993
                              T4,5,6 Incomplete
                              Chair: TiLite TR3

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