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A Little Wheelchair Maintenance

on Monday, 21 September 2015. Posted in personal, do it yourself

A Little Wheelchair Maintenance

In light of my upcoming parole, I figured I might spruce up the ole chair-iot. Besides, it was about time for some regular wheelchair maintenance that I harp on people about all the time. You are doing your regular wheelchair maintenance, aren’t you?

Training: Gym Time

on Thursday, 01 August 2013. Posted in gym time, training, do it yourself, sports

Training: Gym Time

For those of you just starting to get into a lifting routine, here is a very basic, beginner schedule. This is a routine I have used to jump start myself back into the groove. Feel free to modify this list to tailor it to yourself. There are many articles out there with all sorts of variations and new exercises to keep your workouts fresh so you don't get bored.

DIY - Tire Change (Video)

on Wednesday, 22 January 2014. Posted in do it yourself, videos

Here is a video I did a while back on changing a set of Kenda tubes and tires on Topolino Technology wheelchair wheels. Please, feel free to shoot me a message at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or comments.

How-To: Jet Skiing

on Thursday, 19 March 2009. Posted in do it yourself

How-To: Jet Skiing

Recently, I took a trip to Pattaya, Thailand with some friends and on one of the days that we were there we rented a few jet skis and went for about an hour ride in the ocean. I got to thinking that this might be a bit odd to see someone go from their wheelchair onto a jet ski and spend an hour ripping around the waves. So, I thought it might be good to give some explanation, not only to those who would just wonder how I do it, but to those looking to try it themselves.

DIY: Wheelchair Maintenance

on Wednesday, 07 August 2013. Posted in do it yourself

As a gearhead by day, I inherently love to “tinker” with things, and my wheelchair would be no exception. I do all my own maintenance on my wheelchairs and most of the repairs. On a wheelchair, there are really only a few items that require regular maintenance and pretty much all brands are similar, with the same fundamental parts; barring slightly different bolt sizes and bearing diameters.

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