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    My Colours Boing! with specs and pics

    Here's the specs:

    I sit on a 2" ROHO Lo-pro cushion.
    I ended up taking the 3" castors off and putting 4" scooter wheels on it. I ordered the wheels online for about $8, incl shipping I do believe. The bigger wheels are easier to maneuver with, help raise the front of my chair some. I ordered the wheels without bearings (not on purpose), but my ABEC-5 bearings out of my other wheels fit perfect.
    My tires are fine for town/school/etc...but for camping, astronomy observing, and winter--not so much. When we are out observing at night, once dew falls I am stuck and my wheels just spin where I sit. By winter, I will have a pair of 24" aggressive knobbies. The thicker tires offset the smaller rims so I don't need to adjust my chair angles at all. Since my wheels are quick release, they will work perfect for weekend obnoxiousness and winter in Montana. Next summer, I will be set for the state starparty.


    Rollin, notice the thickness of the chair back.


    Quick release string.


    Quick release pin. The vertical tube towards the front of the pic is for my quick release armrest.


    Twisting the quick release string to release the back. Note the bar with the decal on it - to the left of "caution." That's where the quick release push handle goes. Held in place with a pin. (If you want a pic of those, I can get you one. Sorry, I forgot) I rarely use the push handles. If I am going to be out all day - such as the fair, I use them. If I am out and about and get stuck and need quick help, then whomever is with me just grabs that "caution" bar and uses it to pull me.


    The seat down. It will lay completely flat if I take my ROHO off.


    Scissor Brakes. Love them... they stay out of the way and I don't whack my fingers on them when rollin.


    Side shot. I was trying to show you my footplate clearance. It's up as high as it will go. I wish I would have asked for another inch. Now, I can't lower the plate hardly at all for my clinical shoes without bottoming out on uneven ground. (if you live in the city not a big deal, but I live on a llama farm.)


    Seat without the cushion on. Note the back velcros to the seat bottom so no one sees your butt crack if your pants fall down.



    Four Wheel Independent Suspension system. Before this chair I used to count down the hours until I could take more pain meds. In lab tests this chair absorbs 80% of vibrations. What that translates to for me is less pain. Some days, I am manageable and forget to take my pain meds. For someone who feels like they are on fire constantly, that's quite an accomplishment. My kidneys and liver thank me.


    Peeling up the top to show the adjustable tension back.



    There are 6 straps on the back, and two extras on the top. I have the 6 front ones on mine adjusted "soft" and the two top back ones tight. I tend to use the back of my chair for an armrest, so I like it to be a little tighter. I don't use my armrests at all. I figure if I get used to them, I will count on them as a crutch. Besides, I try to keep what is on my chair to a minimum.


    My footplate and purple 4" scooter wheels. The castors are quick release too. It doesn't matter for me, but it might help when transporting the chair in small places. This is the footplate upgrade. The standard footplate is two tubes that show on the colours website.

    I hope that helps ya!! If you want more pics, let me know.
    http://official-linerider.com/index.html

    #2
    What is the total weight of it?
    Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know that, so it goes on flying anyways--Mary Kay Ash

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      #3
      now thats a nice ride, hehe. glad ya took them pics of the back. ive been searchin the web for 2 days tryin to find some pictures of it. thats definitely what i'm gettin.

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        #4
        Originally posted by november
        What is the total weight of it?
        23 lbs total -- 10 of that is in the suspension system.
        http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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          #5
          jadis, if u want that footplate higher, take it off and cut an inch off the tuibe on each side. , then it will go in further.....its stopping where the frame bends
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            #6
            but then my knees would be too high. Not only would it be uncomfy, but then I'd be flashing people when I wear skirts. Actually, my plate is pushed up as high as it will go, and it's kinda uncomfortable now. But I bottom out on uneven ground so I am leaving it where it is for now.

            I'm wanting to raise the front end about another inch (not the plate). Then I could wear my uniform shoes comfortably bc I would have room to drop the plate 1" to compensate for the soles on the shoes. They look like this, only white:
            http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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              #7
              Originally posted by Jadis
              but then my knees would be too high. Not only would it be uncomfy, but then I'd be flashing people when I wear skirts. Actually, my plate is pushed up as high as it will go, and it's kinda uncomfortable now. But I bottom out on uneven ground so I am leaving it where it is for now.

              I'm wanting to raise the front end about another inch (not the plate). Then I could wear my uniform shoes comfortably bc I would have room to drop the plate 1" to compensate for the soles on the shoes. They look like this, only white:

              the 5" caster wheels is the first thing that comes to my mind. but i know ya just bought those 4's. unless theres a way to adjust or add a spacer somehow to the casters themselves........[just some ideas]

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                #8
                I was wondering about a longer castor housing or fork. That way I can keep the same wheels. They match the purple of the chair perfectly LOL

                Here's the parts manual for all colours chairs. Might be more detail than you want though:
                http://colourswheelchair.com/int_dow...smanual_vf.pdf

                Here's the owner's manual that you will get with your chair:
                http://colourswheelchair.com/int_dow...nual_rs_vf.pdf

                Might birng to mind some more questions. LOL
                http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                  #9
                  Lol...lol...

                  "If you can read this, turn me over"

                  That's excellant, I love it. I sure could've used that back in my drink'n days boy. I was always doing nose-dives and back flips.

                  Good one Jadis

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                    #10
                    thanks a lot....more readin.

                    nah..those will help me though. i'm an avid reader.

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                      #11
                      LOL thanks MG.

                      We decided to do that after I had the chair flip over on me at Starwatch. I was exhausted and my son had just finished setting up the tent. There wasn't room in the tent for my chair so it stayed outside. I moved my chair up to the tent door flipped the door open. I just slid right out of my chair, landed on my knees, and fell forward into the tent. What I didn't realize at the time was my tennis shoes got caught on my calf strap and flipped my chair over into the tent--right on top of me.

                      Jello had walked off to find a restroom. Booger was across camp at the registration tent. I was so tired and weak from the long drive; I just laid there for about 20 minutes until someone showed up to help me. Booger came around the side of the tent and started laughing. He said all he saw were feet laying out of the bottom of the tent and one rear wheel at the top of the door. He was laughing so hard he could barely get the chair off me.

                      He said "we need to get a decal made for your chair and put it on the bottom. Something like 'if you can read this, flip me over.' yeah that will work." When he went to have it done, he said he forgot to verify what the guy wrote down so he didn't know if he said flip or turn. I think it's still fine.

                      The one for the back was a toss up:
                      USS Noodle (nickname is Noodle. He calls my chair USS Noodle and talks about putting floats on the side and launching me off a boat dock--and whatever other snide remarks he can come up with. I fell in a river once when my legs collapsed. He called me wet noodle for a few weeks.)
                      No Adult Supervision

                      obviously Caution: Rider May Bail at Anytime won that one. I'm just waiting for the day that I end up getting thrown out of my chair. Much to the dismay of my father, I am not exactly a mellow child. Booger has corrupted me.
                      http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by rollin64
                        thanks a lot....more readin.

                        nah..those will help me though. i'm an avid reader.
                        I've learned that you and I are a lot alike. Reading and researching as much as you can about a major purchase.
                        http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jadis
                          I was wondering about a longer castor housing or fork. That way I can keep the same wheels. They match the purple of the chair perfectly LOL

                          Here's the parts manual for all colours chairs. Might be more detail than you want though:
                          http://colourswheelchair.com/int_dow...smanual_vf.pdf

                          Here's the owner's manual that you will get with your chair:
                          http://colourswheelchair.com/int_dow...nual_rs_vf.pdf

                          Might birng to mind some more questions. LOL
                          if u get a longer fork it will increase your bucket.........call colours they are very helpfull
                          Bike-on.com rep
                          John@bike-on.com
                          c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
                          sponsored handcycle racer

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                            #14
                            Thanks for all the pics of your chair! I would love to get the front casters that you have. quick release would make it sooo much easier to load in my truck or my sis' car. I love the stickers, I'd love to copy them & put them on my chair But then they wouldn't be unique to you. The more I look at your chair & mine, I think that the only thing that they change between the Boing & the Spazz is just what we talked about before....suspension & the attachment thereof. I wonder if I could contact Colours & see if I could purchase a Boing suspension system for my Spazz and then I could change it out when I was going to be going off-roading.

                            Thanks again for posting all the great pics of your chair!!
                            'Chelle
                            L-1 inc 11/24/03

                            "My Give-a-Damn's Busted"......

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                              #15
                              Fuente, I am waiting on a call back from Ernie on the issue. I will mention the different forks.

                              'Chelle, you can use them! Doesn't bother me at all. I had them printed up at a sign shop. They aren't unique to me anyways. There's a mudbog truck here in town that has a lift kit, etc on the truck. That "If you can read this, flip me over" is on the tailgate - upside down. It reads correctly if the truck is flipped over on the cab.

                              The other one is from Motocross. Boog had a sticker that said that on the back of his chest protector. You never know when one of us racers are going to go airborne off our ride. 490 knows what I mean.

                              The thought of putting it on a wheelchair just fit my personality.
                              http://official-linerider.com/index.html

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