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#1 brooksrobinson

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Posted 02 November 2010 - 04:28 PM

I recently purchased a used Segway Handsfree Transporter. It came with the knobby, off-road X2 tires. Since getting it, I have purchased both turf wheels for golf courses/nice grass, and the smaller/smoother i2 wheels for indoor work. The i2 wheels don't have enough clearence to work without modification, and Chris Fawcett has given me some good info regarding custom spacers I need to have built in order for these new wheels to clear. I'm wondering if anyone in the LA area has a good lead on a machinist that might be up to the task or someone that has had these made up for their handsfree and can offer information on a machinist that has already done this. It seems pretty cut and dry, but since there is quite a bit of weight/torque on these, to say nothing of the potential danger involved if something were to go wrong, I thought I'd ask for a more professional prospective. Thanks in advance for any help or leads.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 12:45 AM

Thanks to everyone who offered assistance with this via email and PM. I appreciate the help. Interestingly enough, there was only one name that came up from the four people that responded - either there is a shortage of machinists in LA, or this guy is damn good! Before calling him, I decided to try the source, and sent Reinhard a note back in Germany. It turns out that he does in fact make them (thought I'd heard otherwise, which is why I asked about a local machinist) and I've decided to go that route. I just wanted to put it out there in case anyone else is looking to have that done, and also to say thanks again to those who took the time to help me out.

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Brooks Robinson
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