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    from Kenda Kontender to Marathon

    Please bear with me as I'm very new to this and do not have a SCI so I've been thrown to the wolves. (I have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.)

    I bought a used ZRa on Ebay and want to change out the Kenda Kontenders (they're in bad shape) and also go to spinergy LX's. I'm looking at them online and have a few questions:

    1) When you order both Marathon Plus and Spinergys at the same time I would assume they arent already assembled, but the order form makes me question this.

    2) What misc stuff thats not included do I need to complete my order and actually get me up and rolling? Rim tape? Tubes?

    3) I want to use the natural fits I currently have. I assume there is no issue with this. (Friend of mine was kind enough to pass her old(er) set to me.)

    Again, please dont rip me apart. :-) Oh, and I have a bike shop close by for anything I can't figure out. I lurk here quite a bit and am SO thankful for everyone's knowledge. I would be lost without the help I've received here.
    Last edited by Pg2005; 16 Jul 2012, 10:05 PM.

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    They'll come completely assembled and ready to go.

    Unfortunately, you'll need to take them completely apart to install the Natural Fits.

    I'd have high pressure rim tape, a couple extra tubes, and a couple of tire irons on the order, too.
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      #3
      Originally posted by DaleB View Post
      They'll come completely assembled and ready to go.

      Unfortunately, you'll need to take them completely apart to install the Natural Fits.

      I'd have high pressure rim tape, a couple extra tubes, and a couple of tire irons on the order, too.
      I had never heard of high-pressure rim tape before. Thanks. My wheels have standard (I guess that's what you'd call it) cloth-style rim tape put on at my local bike shop. I had an inner tube puncture last week located at the valve stem; high-pressure tape might have prevented it.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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        #4
        Originally posted by DaleB View Post
        . . . a couple extra tubes. . .
        Always; and I highly recommend Schwalbe tubes.
        Chas
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          #5
          Originally posted by chasmengr View Post
          Always; and I highly recommend Schwalbe tubes.
          Oh yeah...the full stainless stems are great. I'm still sporting the same Schwalbe HP tape, tube, and tire that came on one wheel, that came with my chair in 2008. Been on and off a couple times, too, for hand rim issues. I popped the other remounting it with crappy tools, but it was fine.

          Highly recommended!!
          "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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            #6
            Originally posted by DaleB View Post
            Oh yeah...the full stainless stems are great. I'm still sporting the same Schwalbe HP tape, tube, and tire that came on one wheel, that came with my chair in 2008. Been on and off a couple times, too, for hand rim issues. I popped the other remounting it with crappy tools, but it was fine.

            Highly recommended!!
            You must be lucky (or I must be unlucky) because my tubes popped within the first 1.5 months of having them...do not know if the DME pinched the tubes and it just decided to go then or not....but I am not rocking kenda tubes and so far...no issues.
            "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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              #7
              Originally posted by wheeliecoach View Post
              You must be lucky (or I must be unlucky) because my tubes popped within the first 1.5 months of having them...do not know if the DME pinched the tubes and it just decided to go then or not....but I am not rocking kenda tubes and so far...no issues.
              Maybe I was cornfused, I was referring to Schawlbe tubes, tape, and tires, not Kenda. ??
              "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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                #8
                What rims/wheels do you have now? You say you want to keep your present hand rims. Make sure they will fit your new rims. You may also need new axles.

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                  #9
                  You may have trouble moving the NFs over, do you know what kind of wheels you have now? Or what way they mount? It may require something like bending the tabs on the NFs etc when going from different wheels.
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                  I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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                    #10
                    Whew, so much to learn!

                    I have to look at this in more detail tomorrow, but I believe I have Spinergy Wire's right now.

                    Will staying with spinergy's allow me to keep my current axles? Or not necessarily?

                    Recommendation of Schwalbe tubes noted.

                    Ok, so what else am I overlooking?
                    Last edited by Pg2005; 16 Jul 2012, 10:05 PM.

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                      #11
                      Ok, I do have Spinergy Wire and the NF have 6 tabs. Can these be moved to the Spinergy LX without me pulling my hair out?

                      Any thoughts on the axles?

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                        #12
                        No one?

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