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Old 05-31-2019, 10:05 AM
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The lifting cylinder of an office chair is under pressure.
Sawing into one could be slightly dangerous...
I could see that. But I would do it. Feels like a low pressure cylinder and seems to only have any real pressure when force is applied. In other words when a butt hits the seat. Even so when sawing as soon as the saw gets the tiniest bit through it then pressure won't be an issue.

Also if it's an older chair then likely these things have long since lost their pressure.

Now attempting to take it apart without releasing pressure would be another matter.

Edit: looked around online and folks recommended drilling a small hole in pipe first, then cut.

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Old 05-31-2019, 11:25 AM
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eyepal, I wouldn't lose any sleep about the lack of a pic capability. Pics IMO would only serve to get another rash of useless suggestions.

Speaking of which here is my suggestion. Do not alter the trike frame post such that you cant go back to original. Instead adapt the chair to fit the trike seat post, It seems like this is the approach you are taking.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:15 PM
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I once watched in horror as my own mother was unsuspecting of the tip over possibility while going down the driveway and turning at the same time.

I believe this set the center of gravity higher to some small degree.

My mother was slightly larger than average weight, and I think her weight combined with the seat height made for an unstable combination.

Please be safe and watch the turns, especially if travelling downhill.
I read up on this and while these bikes are recommended for senior citizens, they cautioned too about the turns and dips in the road. You're right all this, but fortunately this isn't the 1st trike I've owned, it's my 2nd. The 1st one felt awkward, totally off balance and I pushed it more than rode, LOL. I ended up scrapping it . This one is MUCH better, but I still go slow, take my time and pick/choose the time's of day when it's best to go on the side roads. This bike is a source of transportation and exercise for me right now, but eventually I plan to purchase a $2000 mobility scooter I've been looking at that is more my speed & style . All things in due time, right?
I'm careful, but I thank you for thinking of my safety .
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Also an old cell phone on a data only plan would still be a great tool for you to have.
Not just for the camera, but for all the many features and APPs on these devices.

Flashlight
GPS, maps.
Instant messager (perhaps they need a phone number though)
language translator
just a place to write notes back and forth on.
It has speech recognition that will print out text for you to read. (albeit with some errors). So someone can talk to your phone and a moment later you can read what they said.
CHeck prices on shopping items
Get the news and weather
weather alerts that vibrate the phone.
Look at home security camera and get motion alerts.
Shopping list
to do list
keeping model numbers and codes stored securely. (there are encrypted data vault apps
games like crossword puzzles and chess to pass the time when waiting at the doctor or dentist.

It will help connect you better to others which I assume is helpful when afflicted with a condition that tends to disconnect you
I'm going to learn all THAT
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On a note of Thanks, I truly appreciate the helpful advice I've received...ALL of it Thank You.
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My mother is 67 and is sitting out on my porch right now playing a game on Facebook with my aunt who is 50 miles away.
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My mother is 67 and is sitting out on my porch right now playing a game on Facebook with my aunt who is 50 miles away.
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My mom is 76, she's been using FB for years, video chats with her grandkids, exchanges texts, puts together family calendars with pictures she takes. She has a compact printer for her laptop that she brings with when she comes here to visit so she can print out photos, not just paper printed pictures but on paper that is photo quality. I've often found that if people are bound and determined they can't do something, they can't. People who are bound & determined they can do something, might not be able to, but more often than not they do, either way, at least they tried.

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Some of these office chairs sold at Office Depot have been recalled due to thin metals used and metal fatigue. I worked at a place where I was given such a chair and one day it just snapped off (I weigh 180 LBs) suddenly and I went onto my back pretty hard. The chair was on the recall list and there were reports of severe lacerations and hospitalizations. I would be wary about using an office chair in such an environment. You can buy seats for jon boats at Walmart and West marine stores that may be more suitable for a vehicle.
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The lifting cylinder of an office chair is under pressure.
Sawing into one could be slightly dangerous...
I love the understatement!
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You can buy seats for jon boats at Walmart and West marine stores that may be more suitable for a vehicle.
Just checked online, they range from $38.99-$52.99. Not sure they'd fit 'cause they don't show the bottoms. As it happened, I found a 4 bolt bike post that'll fit inside the post frame & screw onto the bottom of the chair, $10.39 .
Ofcourse I order ordered more items I needed, like a safety flag, ect., but I'm getting there .
Couldn't believe my luck in finding this online or anywhere for that matter, but the search led me to it and I have YOU to thank . THANK YOU .
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Just checked online, they range from $38.99-$52.99. Not sure they'd fit 'cause they don't show the bottoms. As it happened, I found a 4 bolt bike post that'll fit inside the post frame & screw onto the bottom of the chair, $10.39 .
Ofcourse I order ordered more items I needed, like a safety flag, ect., but I'm getting there .
Couldn't believe my luck in finding this online or anywhere for that matter, but the search led me to it and I have YOU to thank . THANK YOU .
That 4 bolt pattern is what is used on most boat seats also.
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In this case it's a unicycle post
Meanwhile, I've put the original seat back on until it arrives.
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In this case it's a unicycle post
Meanwhile, I've put the original seat back on until it arrives.
Brilliant! I would never thought of a unicycle.
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Brilliant! I would never thought of a unicycle.
Me either, lol. Also got an order in for a 6 ft. safety flag, an umbrella, an extended arm for the same and rear view mirrrors. Add 8 decals/bumper stickers, any driver's will notice if I don't see them first. I'm cautious as a rule, I wait for traffic to pass anyway .
Have I forgotten anything?
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Me either, lol. Also got an order in for a 6 ft. safety flag, an umbrella, an extended arm for the same and rear view mirrrors. Add 8 decals/bumper stickers, any driver's will notice if I don't see them first. I'm cautious as a rule, I wait for traffic to pass anyway .
Have I forgotten anything?
A really big calliope air horn.
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A really big calliope air horn.
You know, that might just come in handy? Attempted robbery is fairly new this area, but I've read about senior's being on their guard recently. One lady was approached in the parking lot in broad daylight, so an air horn makes sense . She used something similar, only smaller.
I thought of getting one, but it was for squirrels and a raccoon that were residing in my attic this past winter, but they left...for now. I'm remodeling my home, did lots of hammering .
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While made in jest, the suggestion has its own weird but useful merits. At the same time you might wish to exercise some restrain on those early morning trips. One of my neighbors had to learn a bit of "forced wisdom" when he thought that mowing the yard at daybreak was a good idea.
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"forced wisdom" equals getting eaten by mosquito's here . I do that to when I'm trying to beat the heat .
Amazon sells the air horn in mini size 1.4 oz too .
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