Author Topic: Sitting pretty  (Read 1194 times)

Sitting pretty
« on: 07 May, 2014, 08:58:57 pm »
After The Great Collapsing Hrung Chair Disaster of Gal./Sid./Year 03758 I finally got around to ordering a new swivel chair.

There were some hold ups with delivery but it finally arrived this morning and my lardy arse is now comfortably seated again.

It's a used Humanscale Freedom chair via an Ebay seller,  quite expensive but a lot cheaper than a new one and it appears to be immaculate.

One of these..

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/NcrdBbw1yPk&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/NcrdBbw1yPk&rel=1</a>

Very comfy with nice firm back support and it's very stable when you lean back to put your feet on the desk.

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Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #1 on: 25 May, 2022, 10:26:22 pm »
After The Great Collapsing Hrung Chair Disaster of Gal./Sid./Year 03758 I finally got around to ordering a new swivel chair.

There were some hold ups with delivery but it finally arrived this morning and my lardy arse is now comfortably seated again.

It's a used Humanscale Freedom chair via an Ebay seller,  quite expensive but a lot cheaper than a new one and it appears to be immaculate.

Very comfy with nice firm back support and it's very stable when you lean back to put your feet on the desk.


And 8 years later the left armrest has just broken off.   The plastic bit that holds it onto the metal frame has snapped.  I doubt a repair would be feasible. 


Looks like spares are available.  https://www.chairclinic.co.uk/humanscale-fixing-cups-for-arm-pads/   Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than a new chair !   Currently £1200 at John Lewis (leather) with interest free 12 month credit.  At least then I'd get the 15 year warranty!
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Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #2 on: 25 May, 2022, 10:38:10 pm »
I look forward to the 2030 update  :thumbsup:

Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #3 on: 26 May, 2022, 08:18:09 am »
We've been happy with the service from https://www.2ndhnd.com/

One chair arrived damaged (couriers). 2ndhnd sent a replacement part immediately, no questions asked.
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Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #4 on: 26 May, 2022, 08:29:40 am »
We have a video ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOABBLOUunM


It should be about £140 for a new arm cup & 2 new arm pads (both are split) , so I think I'll go down that route. 
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Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #5 on: 26 May, 2022, 05:22:55 pm »
I got the old armrest off.  The plastic bits have a tiny allen headed grub screw as part of the retaining mechanism.   The chap in that video said it was a 3/32".   I tried all my allen keys and the only thing that would fit was the long ball end of a 2.5mm VAR key, part of a set I bought from "Hard To Find" years ago.  I had to use pliers on the angled bit to get enough leverage, they were pretty tight. 


New bits now ordered
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Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #6 on: 26 May, 2022, 06:44:19 pm »
'Hard To Find' aka Francis Thurmer, mobile cycle mechanic, who kept me mobile in the 1990s.

Son of my sadly departed Barnet Cyclists friends George and Billie: Catholics who touched no alcohol.

Re: Sitting pretty
« Reply #7 on: 30 May, 2022, 04:19:52 pm »
New bits delivered & installed. 


And I've just found Francis Thurmer on Ebay ! https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/hardtofindcyclesplusthurmer123   :thumbsup:
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