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  • #16
    Originally posted by jimnms:

    NOPE, STILL FLAT!

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    dude that is rediculous. u need to put your foot up someones ass. since your 1st post i ordered 4 sets of primo at tires and tubes from my dme, i had them in 2 days ups, i dont get it.
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    • #17
      jimnms

      If I were around you, I would take you to get them just shows what a uncaring world we live in. Could the bike shop not deliver them to you?

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      • #18
        A friend was supposed to take me friday, but aparently something more important came up.

        The wheelchair place will deliver them to my house and install them for a service fee of $65! The bicycle shop doesn't deliver, both places are in another town an hour east of me.


        My sister could have taken me if I'd know my friend wasn't going to be able to take me. She has to put in two days notice to get off work. We've got a plan though, and I should be going today. I'm going to call my sister's work and tell them that my chair is broken and I need her to take it to get it fixed today or I'll be stuck in bed until after new years. She works for a hospital, but her boss is a bitch.

        If I'd known it was going to take this long to go get the damn things that are a short drive away, I would have ordered them online by now.

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        • #19
          Damn Jim, what a clusterF. No words of wisdom, just hope you get this resolved to have some Happy Holidays.

          McD

          "Rather be ridin' than rollin'"
          "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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          • #20
            Jimms I tried those solid tires and found they were very rough. I could feel every bump on the sidewalk. Anyway I went back to the pneumatic.
            I used to get tires at the local Home Hardware store a few years ago.Your local hardware will most likely carry the 24x1 3/8.And they are much cheaper. I use the same size. Give them a call. All the best.

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            • #21
              We got to the bicycle shop and they had two types of tires that would fit. The only problem, the one I liked they only had one tire.

              So we drove to the medical supplier to buy the tires, and were going to come back to the bicycle shop to get them to install them. We get to the medical supply place and the little complex place they are in isn't even WC accessable, no HC parking, no ramp. [img]/forum/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]

              I send my sister in to get the tires, and they only take check or cash. I usually don't carry cash and only use my debit card. Luckily I had enough cash to cover the tires, but the morons don't keep cash in the store for making change.

              It's back to the bicycle shop to get them installed. I tranfered to a chair while they installed the new tires. They re-used the good tube in the other tire, but I bought a spare to keep on hand. Waly world here doesn't sell a 24x1 3/8 tube. I get back in the chair, but by the time I get to the checkout counter the new tube has gone flat.

              It was either a bad tube or he pinched it while installing it, but the guy put a new one in and it held up.

              The tires are the same as the ones on my shower chair. The tread is deeper, so it's a little rougher on my hands when pushing without gloves.

              I tried those solid tires and found they were very rough. I could feel every bump on the sidewalk. Anyway I went back to the pneumatic.
              I've used solid tires before, I don't like them either. When my new chair comes in, I'm just going to put them on the old wheels, so I don't have to worry about my spares going flat over time.

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              • #22
                Glad you found some sort of resolution... just realize there are plenty of online retailers that use this phenomenon called "overnight shipping." This shouldn't have been a week-long issue that stressed you out so much. Next time just call Sportaid or someplace similar & they'll take care of you.

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                • #23
                  Overnight shipping would have cost more than the tires themselves.

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                  • #24
                    and easily worth more than the headache you went through.

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