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  • New TiLite ZR

    Just to share my long awaiting Tilite ZR has arrived, been using my Etac Elite for almost 30 years ( 3 x same manufacture different models ), guess its time to change manufacturer, ( Swede Etac discontinued production of lightweight wheelchair ) still very good & rigit, will keep it as spare now Hope this ZR will stay for another 10 years or more, big thanks to Peter Tan for the recommendation website & Stephen from Bike-On.com for all the long guides & patient to complete the order form. So far so good, only not used to the 85 degree front angle, ( previous was 70-75 degree i think ) the rest seems good. cheers !
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    Last edited by Kenny Sin; 11-05-2018, 07:29 AM.

  • #2
    Looks good!
    Dots, lines and aeroplanes. my flying adventures.

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    • #3
      Nice!
      -ResonantEcho - T6/T7 Complete - October 31st, 1986

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      • #4
        Pretty schweet. I like that the spokes match your stimulite logo on the cushion.

        Are those extra thick handrims?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by sarcastrix View Post
          Looks good!
          thx

          Originally posted by ResonantEcho View Post
          Nice!
          Thx
          Originally posted by funklab View Post
          Pretty schweet. I like that the spokes match your stimulite logo on the cushion.

          Are those extra thick handrims?
          Thx yeah, like the color.
          its normal aluminum - silver anodized handrims

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          • #6
            Chair looks great, Kenny! You will get used to the 85-degree front end sooner than you think. My first chairs back in the '80s had extended front ends, it's just how it was done back then. Aside from the smaller footprint of the shorter frame, with your legs tucked under your body more your heel cords will get stretched throughout the day. Once your center of gravity is dialed in -- if it wasn't perfect straight from the factory -- you will also find the shorter frame makes popping curbs easier. Trust me, you'll never look back. It was a pleasure helping you!
            stephen@bike-on.com

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            • #7
              Thx Stephen, feel like the seat bit too high, back seat maybe lower an inch would be better, still not used to it yet....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kenny Sin View Post
                Thx Stephen, feel like the seat bit too high, back seat maybe lower an inch would be better, still not used to it yet....
                Are you using the ZR exclusively now? I wouldn't suggest going back and forth between you old chair and your new one.
                stephen@bike-on.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by stephen212 View Post
                  Are you using the ZR exclusively now? I wouldn't suggest going back and forth between you old chair and your new one.
                  yeah, ZR all the way now, old chair only for spare.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kenny Sin View Post
                    yeah, ZR all the way now, old chair only for spare.
                    Would you mind sharing the configuration specs?
                    -ResonantEcho - T6/T7 Complete - October 31st, 1986

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                    • #11
                      I'm guessing 19.5" front 16" rear, seat depth=frame depth, COG=2.0"?

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                      • #12
                        CAD drawing
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                        stephen@bike-on.com

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                        • #13
                          Darn. I would have nailed it if I didn't have to guess where the bend started. (Front would be ~19.5 if it used 17" deep seat upholstery instead of 16"). One thing I've noticed since custom frame depths became more popular is that TiLite still uses the edge of the upholstery for front STF height (not the highest point of the frame) . That difference can be significant for some users--especially with +2 or +3 frames.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SCI_OTR View Post
                            One thing I've noticed since custom frame depths became more popular is that TiLite still uses the edge of the upholstery for front STF height (not the highest point of the frame).
                            SCI_OTR: such a sharp eye for the subtlest details! Interesting detail that I had not previously thought of but makes perfect sense. The additional frame length, at least when only modestly longer, does not change the the seat-to-footrest height, so the front edge of the seat base is the true front seat height.
                            stephen@bike-on.com

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                            • #15
                              i would say try before u buy is more safer if your area has a dealer, as this chair don't come cheap. My country's distributor/pharmacy doesn't stock TiLite wheelchair especially ZR, (quoted me USD5K with basic configuration for the ZRA) no way u can test with it. Luckily all came fit, only a matter of time to get used to it now, big thanks to Stephen's help, or else wrong measurements will be a disaster, we don't have medical insurance like you guys, hv to pay by our own pocket.

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