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Postby Irving » 19 Aug 2019, 05:05

shirley_hkg wrote:
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We've been travelling in our Chinese way for 2 decades, 50_ish Km a day.


@Shirley _hkg Is it common to see partners riding buddy boards like that? I've never seen that here. Do you have some close up pics.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby stevelawiw » 19 Aug 2019, 16:38

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Made my own a few years back, no one I know will ride on it! A compete waste of time :roll:

Shirley I can see why having more top speed is so attractive to you, those completely flat, long straight roads must get boring if you're using them daily at 8.5 mph :problem:
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby Scooterman » 19 Aug 2019, 16:53

Your's is similar to this one http://www.epc-wheelchairs.co.uk/spares ... ry-trailer

I bet your one didn't cost 300 quid to make?
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby stevelawiw » 19 Aug 2019, 17:11

No but I did have to buy a kettle to make the mudguards and some springs to make it hold upright when not in use.
Oh and my box of ally offcuts took a hit :lol:
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby Scooterman » 19 Aug 2019, 17:23

Roller skates!

Small expense zero work. A win win solution ;)

PS Clever idea for the mudguards :thumbup:
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby flagman1776 » 19 Aug 2019, 17:27

Buddy boards have been discussed before. I think if I was going to do it, I'd mount it to spring loaded hingesS on the rear frame. For support, I'd use swivel casters.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby flagman1776 » 19 Aug 2019, 17:38

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Re: Buddy boards

Postby shirley_hkg » 20 Aug 2019, 03:10

Irving wrote:@Shirley _hkg Is it common to see partners riding buddy boards like that? I've never seen that here. Do you have some close up pics.



It started as only two studs alongside with the anti-tippers for kids. Now they are practical attachment , allowing us finding joys as we suffer.

You have to get rid of the high pitched low magnitude vibrations from cracks of pavement. Otherwise it is not usable , because their feet will go numb in no time. The faster you go , the harder they feel.

I used to have the casters taken most of the load. However , the best way is to let the chair's pneumatic big wheels as shock absorbers. So I added the chain & shackle.
Casters land on the ground only at starts and pickups to stop wheelies. .
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby flagman1776 » 20 Aug 2019, 04:00

Thanks Shirley. It's interesting about the vibrations.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby shirley_hkg » 20 Aug 2019, 05:07

stevelawiw wrote:Made my own a few years back, no one I know will ride on it! A compete waste of time :roll:
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I knew that , of course . Must do shock absorption of some kind .

YOUR'S is too narrow, that their feet can't change position.
AB stands with their feet apart, not adhered together. Board should be as wide as you could take .

Fit axle doesn't seem right for wheels to maneuver freely.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby flagman1776 » 20 Aug 2019, 18:24

Shirley, How is your center of gravity affected with a carer / rider on the back? DO you have to move your seating forward or was it not moved back like BM to start with? I see your assistant step was originally sprung... and that wasn't enough cushioning.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby shirley_hkg » 21 Aug 2019, 04:33

I didn't alter my seat position. It doesn't bother me much. Buddy's caster is adjusted @½ an inch above ground when still. Weight will be transferred to its caster when chair starts to wheelie and just that . Simply adjust my driving attitude to a less aggressive manner, and will be all good from starts till going up inclines.

It does make difference , itsn't it ?
It's not the extra weight, but the higher CG of the person standing , instead of sitting. Adjust ourselves a bit , and will be alright.

My buddy is 120 lb. 5½ ft.
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby shirley_hkg » 21 Aug 2019, 04:46

flagman1776 wrote:Shirley, I see your assistant step was originally sprung... and that wasn't enough cushioning.

It is bearable at speed of 5--7 km an hour.
We used to go at over 16 , and long time .

I never broke a bearing in 15 years. Seems its robustness outweighed my anxiety .
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby Williamclark77 » 22 Aug 2019, 23:23

Here's one I made out of scrap. The larger pneumatic tires make the ride easier on the passenger. When we go places my younggun rides on it (she picked out the casters. A $5 Harbor Freight item). It hangs on the back of the chair from a clip on the crossbar. One day I'll stick a piece of aluminum plate on it for better foot support.

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Re: Buddy boards

Postby Williamclark77 » 22 Aug 2019, 23:23

Here's one I made out of scrap. The larger pneumatic tires make the ride easier on the passenger. When we go places my younggun rides on it (she picked out the casters. A $5 Harbor Freight item). It hangs on the back of the chair from a clip on the crossbar. One day I'll stick a piece of aluminum plate on it for better foot support.

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Re: Buddy boards

Postby stevelawiw » 23 Aug 2019, 10:43

I had pneumatics on mine to start with, but with the inner tubes being so small they didn't last long so mine are just solid now. I wanted the larger sized wheels to use it off road, we have a music festival here every year and I useually wear out anybody walking beside me after a day or two bless them :lol: But as I said before they never wanted to be on it while sober, and in any other state they would probably step off and possibly hurt themselves :roll:
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby Williamclark77 » 23 Aug 2019, 13:46

stevelawiw wrote: sober


That always makes a difference! drunk2
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Re: Buddy boards

Postby flagman1776 » 23 Aug 2019, 22:01

I was easily able to take a passenger on the rear bumper of my off-road Pride Wrangler. However the foldable arm-chair back is unstable and is lacking hand holds. I dare say passenger hand holds are critical.
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