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    #16
    If the tires are under a year schwalbe will stand behind the warranty and replace it.
    Board Member of Assistance Dog Advocacy Project working in Education. Feel free to ask me any service dog questions!

    I am not paralyzed. I have a genetic connective tissue disorder with neuro complications and a movement disorder.

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      #17
      Originally posted by ~Lin View Post
      If the tires are under a year schwalbe will stand behind the warranty and replace it.
      Unfortunately I don't have the time to monkey around with a warranty. I've got a new pair on the way already and I paid $60 shipping to get them quick...

      This ordeal has made me seriously rethink having a 590 wheel though. I called about eight bike shops and found several that carried 559 and 540 tires, but none had the 590s. If my wheel was a little more busted and couldn't hold this 40 psi of pressure, I would be rolling around on a flat tire until the new ones arrive. At least if I had a 559 wheel I could get a temporary replacement from a bike shop.

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        #18
        [QUOTE=funklab;1779510]I'm out of town and I have to work 7-7 for the next 14 days in a row, so I guess I'll just hold my breath and hope the tires doesn't blow off or get pinched from being flat at 40 psi...

        With your work schedule it would be nice if you had a couple of spare wheels. I've got about 4 in my garage and pop one on if I get a flat (when at home). Then it's off to the bike shop as husband and I can no longer change them.
        I've been in a chair over 65 years and always keep at least one "back up" chair.

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          #19
          I had a schwalbe tire split. I sent a pic and the info about buying it I recived a new tire by fedex in two days.

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            #20
            Originally posted by funklab View Post
            Unfortunately I don't have the time to monkey around with a warranty. I've got a new pair on the way already and I paid $60 shipping to get them quick...

            This ordeal has made me seriously rethink having a 590 wheel though. I called about eight bike shops and found several that carried 559 and 540 tires, but none had the 590s. If my wheel was a little more busted and couldn't hold this 40 psi of pressure, I would be rolling around on a flat tire until the new ones arrive. At least if I had a 559 wheel I could get a temporary replacement from a bike shop.
            MTB size is totally the way to go - I rock 2.35" knobbies!
            Steve Garro. www.coconinocycles.blogspot.com

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              #21
              Well, I survived. After paying $60 for overnight shipping on top of two new tires. Found a bike shop that was open until 8 and got them to accept the package from sportaid. When I took off my wheel to have them change it i noticed that one side of the bead was completely off of the wheel for about 1/4 of the circumference of the rim... that was cutting it close.

              Originally posted by triumph View Post
              With your work schedule it would be nice if you had a couple of spare wheels. I've got about 4 in my garage and pop one on if I get a flat (when at home). Then it's off to the bike shop as husband and I can no longer change them.
              I've been in a chair over 65 years and always keep at least one "back up" chair.
              Soon, hopefully, pending insurance, I will have a backup. Right now my old chair won't work, I don't even have it at my apartment (which is 300 square feet so there ain't a heck of a lot of room in any case). The one I'm riding in now is only my second chair. My first was 16 inches wide, this one is 13. My 13" chair has 1/2" clearance on my bathroom door, so my old one just simply wouldn't work... I'd end up having to drag my ass on the floor into the bathroom.

              I might be mistaken, but I believe when I went with the 590 spinergy wheels they actually have a different axle diameter (not sure if my terminology is right the thickness of the metal thing that goes through the hub of the wheel into the chair... which I also want to call the axle). Browsing the internet while specing out my new chair I noticed something saying the 590 spinergy's come with "sport hubs", so maybe that's the difference. I have a standing chair in my house (also too wide for the bathroom and way too enormous for every day use) and I thought ahead enough to bring the wheels from that, but in addition to being 559 so I don't have any brakes, they have that smaller axle diameter. In an extreme pinch I could possible use them, but I would probably opt to run on a flat, because they don't lock in place and they rub agains the sideguards of my chair... take a corner too fast and it would be bad times as one wheel continued to roll down the hallway and I found myself lying on my side.

              But I'm ordering a new chair that will be equally small and have interchangeable wheels, so that way I'll have this one as a usable backup with wheels that work. Too bad nobody (that I can find) makes 590 solid tires, that would be a great choice for a backup wheel.

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                #22
                Funklab: An internet search revealed this source of Shox 590 Solid Tires. There are also other sources out there - you can search for (brand) "590 wheelchair tires" to find more / better prices, perhaps.

                Good luck!

                Edited to add: Here's Airless Inserts you could put in the tires of your choice. Again, other sites / searches (Airless Insert 590 wheelchair tire) -- may turn up more results.
                Last edited by Mystery; 29 Sep 2015, 11:24 PM. Reason: Added additional product

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                  #23
                  Thanks mystery, I guess the site I was browsing only had 24 and 25 inch tires so I assumed they didn't make 26s. Shox are what's up though, I use those on my rarely used standing chair.
                  Last edited by funklab; 1 Oct 2015, 4:29 AM.

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