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  • Racing wheel chair with too big a Racer....

    I have repaired this thing three times and each time a year goes by and the guy keeps getting bigger and bigger (275 lbs) I threw some gussets in this time









    Some people require more attention than others.....Like a LOST DOG and strangers holding out biscuits....

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    Anyone racing in a wheel chair is OK by me.

    And a Miller would have done it right the first time. Don't get yer blood pressure up guys, just a Blue / Red poke.
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    • #3


      No doubt those gussets will help. It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like those gussets attach the cross piece to a mostly horizontal front-back rail. If it is the vertical force (weight) that is causing the tubing to break, it seems like some sort of truss would be a good idea there in this area.

      Nice repair. Just a thought.

      Dave
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      • #4
        You can see the break where I repaired it before .....I figured anything would help....
        Some people require more attention than others.....Like a LOST DOG and strangers holding out biscuits....

        Dynasty 350
        Hobart Beta Mig 200
        Twenty seven Hammers
        Three Crow Bars
        One English Springer Dog



        A Big Rock

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        • #5
          Just to let you know that looks like a Rugby or basketball chair not a racing chair,, These guys beat the **** out of these chairs playing rugby, Really neat to watch..They slam into each other like a demolition derby cars.They need to be light and tough at the same time ..
          I have been in a chair since 1980 , but never played rugby or B ball in my chair.

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          • #6
            Have you seen the price tag for one of those chairs? I'm in the wrong bidniss!
            Two turn tables and a microphone.

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            • #7
              That's why he keeps getting it repaired probably........He weighs so much I will see this chair a few more times I'm sure
              Some people require more attention than others.....Like a LOST DOG and strangers holding out biscuits....

              Dynasty 350
              Hobart Beta Mig 200
              Twenty seven Hammers
              Three Crow Bars
              One English Springer Dog



              A Big Rock

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              • #8
                The added gusset might prevent that spot from breaking again.

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                • #9
                  Looks like this $1,800+ model:

                  http://www.quickie-wheelchairs.com/p...hair-3106.html
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by whateg0 View Post


                    No doubt those gussets will help. It's hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like those gussets attach the cross piece to a mostly horizontal front-back rail. If it is the vertical force (weight) that is causing the tubing to break, it seems like some sort of truss would be a good idea there in this area.

                    Nice repair. Just a thought.

                    Dave
                    yep, agreed.

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                    • #11
                      A nice repair B.C. I use a chair and thank god I am able to repair mine. I've been in one since 92, but I don't let it slow me down. Keep up the good work.

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