Wide Wheelchair & Bike Rims for Dust

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Postby gyre » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:34 pm

The surly front fork can be added to many bikes.

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Postby teardropper » Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:13 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:...noisy little bugger though.

damn....it's snowing outside, and all i wanna do is ride.... :cry:


This should probably be two post answers.

First. Simon.---that's another thing the noise control committee (I hate emoticons, but may have to start using them, damn, like there even should be on the playa, smiley face inserted) needs to look at. That, and of course, MEGAPHONES. I'm totally with CfM (I just don't care if she's kidding).

Well, as long as we're talking noise "pollution" what about the scourge of artcars going down residential streets, hell, who cares, going down MY street at 4 am blasting the dreaded techno? I mean, come on, if we all do a little we can make it ALL Hushville. A little cooperation, here...

The other, I almost forgot after that post. I was gonna' say, I've got a BMW, the bike, and I know what you mean. Damn winter...
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Wheelchair designed for 3d world off-roads

Postby phil » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:32 am

http://www.core77.com/blog/sustainable_design/case_study_leveraged_freedom_chair_by_amos_winter_jake_childs_and_jung_takenabling_freedom_for_the_disabled_in_developing_countries_18507.asp#more
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The upright handles are used to propel the chair in rough terrain, giving more leverage than just rolling the wheels by hand.

The chair uses bike parts, so knobbies are an option on the two read wheels. I'm not sure what the story is with the smaller wheel on front.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:37 pm

Well, to start, would you want to keep balanced on just those other two wheels?
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Postby TheWh33lz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:04 pm

fish, I'm planning on hittin the playa this year for the first time. I use a colours zephyr as my everyday chair but will be bringing my old colours boing to the playa and am wondering if you have any tips as to what width I'll need on my push rims in order to not be stuck thumb up ass for the majority of the event. I've got 26" rims and can probably lace up some rims to old hubs if given a link to some you would suggest. Thanks
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:06 pm

I'm afraid I"m kind of an idiot when it comes to chairs. I have a Quickie. I wish I could just by an extra set of wheels that would work for this. But I just don't know what you're talking about, nad I'm not much of a researcher.
Sorry.
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Postby TheWh33lz » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:16 pm

No worries boss. I'm just looking to figure shit out too. If I stumble upon anything I'll throw it up.
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Postby Thecatman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:51 pm

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I don't know how someone who needs a wheelchair would get on board one of these, but probably wouldn't get stuck either.
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Postby teardropper » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:49 pm

[quote="chimeragx"]Bicycle wheels for wheelchairs, I guess that will works in the sand... ...
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Postby lucky420 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:45 am

i saw what i believe is a new product. It is called the freewheel. It is basically a bigger wheel that attaches onto the front of the wheel chair. It lifts the little wheels off the ground. The little front wheels are what seem to make a wheel chair not be as mobile over rough terrain. The video I watched showed people in chairs easily navigating snow, dirt, grass, etc.

I was wondering if this might be good for people in chairs out at burning man. It is kind of pricey, I think it was $500. It did really look like it improved mobility and i just wanted to put this out there in case anyone would like to check it out.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Believe me, $500 is a lot less money than the prices I've seen for sand chairs...
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Re: Wide Wheelchair & Bike Rims for Dust

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:18 am

Wide wheels again.


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