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    #16
    Originally posted by pacrossbow View Post
    I get wheelchairs through insurance...."free"....my monthly premiums aren't exactly free.

    If you really are just looking at backup wheels, I would just get a cheaper set of wheels or look around on ebay for a used set of LXs to try out (if you buy used and don't like them, you can pretty much resell them and not lose money).
    Just for reference, I have never sold a vehicle I have ever owned, gave them all away to folks that had a need for them when I bought another one. I buy used also. Only owned one new car and bought only one new bike for a gf years ago. Had 7 motorcycles when I was paralyzed, gave those away to different folks also. My Quickie 2(first chair) I rode for 7 years, gave to an older gent in an ill fitting hospital type chair that I met in a physiatrist's office. Got his address and took it to him that day. I was dirt poor growing up, so I have a different approach to life than most. The "Do unto others" approach has worked well throughout my life, I am still dirt poor, but it seems when I really need a hand up, it is there at the appropriate moment. That's the so called 'pay it forward' bit you see now days in ads and commercials, as if it was a NEW thing. That's what we of old called being raised right.

    Oftentimes, you can see used mobility equipment on Craigslist also. If I am in the market for equipment, I start searching ebay, craigslist and various sites that sell used equipment for end users. DME's usually have 'post it' boards if you are in a big city also.
    Last edited by CapnGimp; 9 Sep 2016, 4:05 AM. Reason: known only to the editor...

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      #17
      Yes that looks like a good value for an extra set. For me having an extra set of wheels is a must. I travel alot and while if my father or brother in law is with me a flat isn't a big deal because they can fix it. However, if i am alone or with my mother or sister we won't be able to replace the tube so I want an extra wheels to simply pop on. I am planning on doing the same thing as you having the spinergy as my main wheels and the tilite shadows are going to be my spares.

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        #18
        If I purchase Spinergy lx wheels will i need a new set of axles for them to fit my tilite aero Z?

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          #19
          If you own the no additional charge TiLite/Out Front Shadow, then yes. Your current axles would be measured from inside the locknut to the inside of the lock bearings. Shadows would require a measurement of 4 inches minimum. Spinergy LX would require 3.87 inches minimum. The hub sizes are different. So, I'm pretty sure but you can confirm with the dealer. They should ask you what chair and wheels you'll be installing and set you up with the correct size. Keep in mind, even then the axles might require adjusting for a proper fit. The following are TiLite axle part numbers for the corresponding wheels. And I believe the Sun Fusion 16's are the same measurements as the Spinergy LX. Can't help with aftermarket axles but again the dealer should fix you up.
          • Size: 4.00" (3.68" min) (CP101035) Fits: Spinergy SPOX & Spinergy LX narrow hub wheels
          • Size: 4.00" (3.88" min) (CP102619) Fits: Shadow, Spinergy Wire, & Mag wheels

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            #20
            Originally posted by elizabeth422 View Post
            Are spinergy wheels really worth the extra money for them. I got the standard wheel set on my new tilite aero z and i was thinking about getting an extra set of wheels but wasn't sure how much difference there is in a standard set of wheels compared to the spinergy.
            I'm going to respond to your original post about a couple of items. First is the axle length and swapping between wheels. The bearing spacing in the wheels is what determines this. They have to match, hopefully someone knows. \
            You said you want to be able to pop these on in case of a flat. It might not be that simple due to your brake setup needing to be adjusted. I have push/pull brakes which I am fine with, but I hate adjusting them. You may too.
            If you picked up an exact set of the "standard wheels" like came with your aero z, none of these issues would be in play. Additionally if asked here I bet someone has a set they would part with dirt cheap. Put up a picture of what yours look like for best results.
            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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              #21
              Originally posted by nonoise View Post
              I'm going to respond to your original post about a couple of items. First is the axle length and swapping between wheels. The bearing spacing in the wheels is what determines this. They have to match, hopefully someone knows. \
              You said you want to be able to pop these on in case of a flat. It might not be that simple due to your brake setup needing to be adjusted. I have push/pull brakes which I am fine with, but I hate adjusting them. You may too.
              If you picked up an exact set of the "standard wheels" like came with your aero z, none of these issues would be in play. Additionally if asked here I bet someone has a set they would part with dirt cheap. Put up a picture of what yours look like for best results.
              great advice, imho

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