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    Spinergy Flexrims

    I have a 4 yr old pair and the rubber holding the push rim is starting to break down.
    Spinergy wants $100 per wheel to fix. I feel like they should do it for no cost.

    Has anyone had this problem?

    #2
    If you can get them to fix your hand rims free. I want you to come negotiate with my mechanic to fix the brakes on my car.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Jim View Post
      I have a 4 yr old pair and the rubber holding the push rim is starting to break down.
      Spinergy wants $100 per wheel to fix. I feel like they should do it for no cost.

      Has anyone had this problem?
      I'm siding with Spinergy on this one, but you should request a copy of their warranty to see exactly what your rights are. Four years seems like a long time to warranty any kind of wheel. The rubber lining is bound to degrade eventually, so I can't imagine that they would guarantee it in perpetuity.
      stephen@bike-on.com

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        #4
        Originally posted by baldfatdad View Post
        If you can get them to fix your hand rims free. I want you to come negotiate with my mechanic to fix the brakes on my car.
        Haa

        Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
        I'm siding with Spinergy on this one, but you should request a copy of their warranty to see exactly what your rights are. Four years seems like a long time to warranty any kind of wheel. The rubber lining is bound to degrade eventually, so I can't imagine that they would guarantee it in perpetuity.
        Yea, I guess you are right.

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          #5
          Was thinking of moving to a pair of these but read an old review from the UK ... same issue. Damn.
          Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

          T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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            #6
            Originally posted by lynnifer View Post
            Was thinking of moving to a pair of these but read an old review from the UK ... same issue. Damn.
            I'm not sure that I would describe it as an "issue." It's rubber and it won't last forever, just like rubber tires (rear wheels and casters) wear down eventually. Some users may get way more than 4 years use before it degrades, depends on how hard you are on your gear.
            stephen@bike-on.com

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              #7
              I wonder how they would or could fix them. 200 might get you a brand new set of wheels.
              I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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                #8
                Four years? Wow... I average one year max with those babies before I puncture the rubber or it comes loose.
                try fixing them yourself with sugru. It works very very good for me, and is the only material that actually stays on and provides the flexibility of the rubber.
                worth a try... Costs just a few bucks online.
                otherwise, you need to weight the 200 bucks versus the 800 that new wheels cost.
                If I lived in the U.S., trust me I would have had them fixed rather than replace them

                ps: there comes a time when the rubber is lose at so many places and there is so much sugru on the wheel that you have no choice but to replace...

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                  #9
                  Can someone post a close-up pic of these? Are they worth it?
                  Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                  T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                    #10
                    Oh yes they are... No more dirty hands, no more pain in the wrist and thumb... For me, they are life changing.
                    downside: not very good in the rain and on soft sand (but then again, which rims are?), tend to damage/dry up skin on thumb and outer palm, expensive...

                    tried most other alternatives, incl the surge... The flex rims remain better wheels/rims

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                      #11
                      And don't forget... Once the rubber is gone... You are left with a perfect pair of spidery lx... Just have to buy a new pair of rims and off you go... So your investment is not all waisted....
                      ck

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                        #12
                        http://flexrim.com/index.html

                        They are very expensive, insurance covered when I got a new chair or I wouldn't have gotten.

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                          #13
                          I have a pair of Flexrims for my main ultra lightweight manual wheelchair (Quickie 2HP) and I love them! They have made it to where my carpal tunnel in my hands isn't not as painful, and they are easier for me to grip when its wet outside or pushing uphill. That, and they don't burn the hell out of your fingers and thumbs going downhill like plastic coated handrims do. I will agree, though, the rubber thumb part does wear out quicker than most other handrims I have used. These wheels are also VERY EXPENSIVE! I had buy a pair for half off on Ebay that someone bought and never used.

                          Jessie

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                            #14
                            I sent my Flexrims into Spinergy and they completely rebuilt them for $100 each. This included new pushrims and spokes. They did an incredible job, just like new.

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                              #15
                              I used to have a pair of Flexrims that I really liked. The rubber did breakdown kind of quickly, but I'm rough on my chair so that's expected. I'm currently using Natural Fits but if I ever decide I don't like them, I'll give the flexrims another try and repair with that sugru stuff as needed.

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