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    Wheelchair tires

    Hello I am needing some information. I have a manual chair with sold inserts but am needing new tires but I'm wanting inflatable ones. My question is can I purchase the tubes and tires and put them on the wheels I have?

    #2
    yup. sure can.

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      #3
      Cool thanks.

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        #4
        I switched from inflatable to the ones with solid inserts and love them. Just remember if you have tubes in your tires you can get a flat at the most inconvienent times.

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          #5
          But I've heard positive things about inflatable ones. More comfortable and easier to push yourself

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            #6
            IMHO, if you can change a flat yourself, pneumatics are a no-brainer.

            The most common unexpected causes of flats are cheap rim tape and under/over inflation. Install a high quality rim tape, then maintain your pressure at least weekly using a gauge. Also use good tubes - one with a metal stem. And wrap the stem with electrical tape before installing it, or install a grommet into each rim's valve hole.

            See this thread.
            Last edited by chasmengr; 6 May 2012, 2:13 AM.
            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.

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              #7
              Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
              IMHO, if you can change a flat yourself, pneumatics are a no-brainer.

              The most common unexpected causes of flats are cheap rim tape and under/over inflation. Install a high quality rim tape, then maintain your pressure at least weekly. Also use good tubes - one with a metal stem. And wrap the stem with electrical tape before installing it, or install a grommet into each rim's valve hole.

              See this thread.
              If I want to install new hand rim, do I need to remove the rim tape and replace it with new rim tape as well? Can the rim tape be reuse?
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                #8
                Changing tab-mounted handrims does require removal of the rim tape. Most rim tape can be reused (it's not adhesive). I have reused mine. But I'm no rim-tape expert; have some on hand in case yours is different than mine.
                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."
                <
                UNKNOWN AUTHOR>

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                  #9
                  A good rim tape and a tire like Marathons would make really really difficult to have a flat, and your ride will be much better than with solids.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by sowseng View Post
                    If I want to install new hand rim, do I need to remove the rim tape and replace it with new rim tape as well? Can the rim tape be reuse?
                    Almost always can be reused.

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