Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Handcycle question..

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Handcycle question..

    Im getting a handcycle this spring and im torn between the Quikie Mach 2 and the Top End excelorator...I know Fuente has the Top End,does anybody have the Mach2?

    Im just wondering what the difference between the short and standard frame is of the Quickie and i cant seem to find a pic them to see it...Which would be easier to transfer to for a c5/6?

    Has anybody had experience with both these cycles? Which offers the better options? I can only ask because when comes to ordering these types of things,i just sometimes dont understand what im reading.Like the Quickie has adjustable seat height,are they talking about the dump? Things come in standard and short,im 5'10 and a bit,am i standard or short and things like that...Thanks folks

    ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

    #2
    I have the sun yellow top end and it has been great... easy to transfer to... good luck

    Comment


      #3
      Originally posted by fuentejps:

      shaun reconsider. i have that one, that stupid spring on the steering is worthless. the quikie one is way better, it has to pistons instead of the spring.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      originally posted by Shaun:
      Thanks for tip buddy,the guys i deal with for all my chairs were pushin the Top End on me,i didnt even know Quickie made one.Do you know if this cycle can come with a collapsible neck on it?

      ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      originally posted by fuentejps:
      the neck goes up and down. the cool thing about the quickie is the seat slides forward and back like a manual car seat,. a guy i play rugby w/ bought the quickie about 6 mths after i bought the top end. much nicer
      --------------------------------------------

      What about the dump,is it adjustable as well? and do you know what difference in frames are? Id like the rear wheels back as far as they can go so i have more of a transfer area,ya know what i mean?

      Hey Mike,i cant find anything on your model of bike! Is it called a Sun Yellow Top End? or is it Sun Yellow?

      ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

      Comment


        #4
        Originally posted by Shaun:

        Originally posted by fuentejps:
        shaun reconsider. i have that one, that stupid spring on the steering is worthless. the quikie one is way better, it has to pistons instead of the spring.
        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        originally posted by Shaun:
        Thanks for tip buddy,the guys i deal with for all my chairs were pushin the Top End on me,i didnt even know Quickie made one.Do you know if this cycle can come with a collapsible neck on it?

        ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~
        --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        originally posted by fuentejps:
        the neck goes up and down. the cool thing about the quickie is the seat slides forward and back like a manual car seat,. a guy i play rugby w/ bought the quickie about 6 mths after i bought the top end. much nicer
        --------------------------------------------

        What about the dump,is it adjustable as well? and do you know what difference in frames are? Id like the rear wheels back as far as they can go so i have more of a transfer area,ya know what i mean?

        Hey Mike,i cant find anything on your model of bike! Is it called a Sun Yellow Top End? or is it Sun Yellow?

        ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~
        SHAUN, CALL THAT BIKE PLACE IN THE OTHER THREAD, IM SURE THEY CAN ANSWER ANY LINGERING QUESTIONS, SHIT CAPS ON
        Bike-on.com rep
        John@bike-on.com
        c4/5 inc funtioning c6. 28 yrs post.
        sponsored handcycle racer

        Comment


          #5
          Shaun,

          I use a Quickie Mach 2. I've had it for quite a few years. 7 speed.

          I had no problems at all with tranfers (t5-6 complete, 6' (So I assume standard)).
          The seat rides on a lockable rail. There is a lever under the seat that one pulls on to unlock the seat. Keeping this pulled out allows the user so slide the seat back and forth. hard to do while you are in the seat. Easier if you are out.

          Comment


            #6
            Hey thanks Cappy....what about the dump,is adjustable to?

            ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

            Comment


              #7
              Originally posted by Shaun:

              Hey thanks Cappy....what about the dump,is adjustable to?

              ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~
              The dump is setup when they take measurements for the bike. Usually determined by the foot support adjustment. I have a slight dump. Didn't feel like I needed a ton because my torso is kept steady by my upper body and cranking. Increasing the dump though would be to raise the foot support. But on the Mach 2, one is in a pretty upright position anyway. So of what I call ...incumbent...cycles you are pretty much laid out.

              Comment


                #8
                Do any of these handcycles break down into small pieces for easy transport? They all look too large to be carried in a car.

                Dave
                Dave

                Comment


                  #9
                  Thanks cappy..

                  Herco,from what i can tell by reading the reviews(of the ones ive been looking at anyways) when it comes to transporting them they scored pretty low.Seems there not very friendly in that reguard..

                  ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Hey Shaun I own a Quickie Mach 2. I've had it for two years. The only thing I don't like about it is if you have to back out of anywhere its a pain. But I suppose most of them are like that. If you want to talk to a guy who knows, phone Numobility in S'toon.His name is Duncan. He sold me mine and the guy is a quad also. His number is 242-2266

                    Comment


                      #11
                      SOLD!!! I just ordered my bike from Andy at Bike-On. I talked to him about both the Excelerator and the Mach 2, and he seemed to edge towards the Excelerator but said they're both about the same. I ended up ordering the Excelerator because right now they're throwing in a helmet, lights, safety flag and water bottle. I ordered the c5 grips that Carl R is using as well. Now if only this snow would go away...

                      Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'.
                      www.worldonwheels.ca

                      Comment


                        #12
                        I was just talking with that Andy today about the top end XLT. They seam to have the best price for any of the bikes.
                        Did any of you guys get your insurance to pay for your bike?

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Thanks for the number Wilddog.My vendor here really knows his chairs but nothin really on bikes,so will be phoning your guy..

                          Might i ask what options you and Christopher got with your bikes,and how many canadian dollars it cost ya's? PT me or e-mail me if you like guys,id appreciate it [img]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

                          Thanks everybody..

                          ~~If it feels good do it even if ya shouldnt,dont let people mess you around~~

                          Comment


                            #14
                            The bike was 1500
                            the c5 grips 300
                            shipping 200
                            american dollars

                            So about 2500 can I think... I'll tell you when I see it on visa.

                            Get busy livin', or get busy dyin'.
                            www.worldonwheels.ca

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Shaun, workers comp paid for mine so I'm not sure of the price but I do believe it was around 2,500 dollars cdn. I didn't get to many extras with mine other than 26" wheels and the 7 speed. But it sure is a hell of a lot of fun. Can't wait till this damn snow melts. later dude.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X