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charity rereg
Mar 14, 2019

Can you pay my bills
Can you pay my telephone bills
Can you pay my automo-bills

I don't feel my aeron causes any pain it's just not all that comfortable to sit in for a full day, to me it feels like a fancy task chair, but I see how if it's dead on fit & you probably naturally sit better than I do it's pretty good.

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Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005





Oven Wrangler

After 15 years, the mesh bottom in my Ergohuman has started to give too much and the tension for the back tilting isn't strong enough, but I feel like for the average person, for the average amount of time, mesh bottoms and tension backs hold up. If you're a little bigger (weight or width) or you want to keep your chair for 15 years, then maybe it's a concern, but otherwise the pros are pretty nice.

Thanks Ants
May 21, 2004

Bless You Ants, Blants



Fun Shoe

Head Bee Guy posted:

Is it easy to remove the back of a Mirra 2? trying to transport one with minimal fuss

Bits of this will be relevant

https://www.hermanmiller.com/conten...nstructions.pdf

Reacon
Feb 17, 2013

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https://www.madisonseating.com/leap...-steelcase.html

I just bought this guy for $300. Just FYI to everybody here who is experiencing the effects of quarantine on their backs.


EDIT: Apparently they sell refurb products of dubious quality as they are new. Do not buy.

Reacon fucked around with this message at 15:38 on May 8, 2020

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


Reacon posted:

https://www.madisonseating.com/leap...-steelcase.html

I just bought this guy for $300. Just FYI to everybody here who is experiencing the effects of quarantine on their backs.

Good luck to you; wasn't Madison Seating the one everyone in the thread had trouble with?

Just keep an eye on it, I guess, is all I'm sayin'

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

I'm fairly big at 6'2" 280lbs but I'm kind of thinking I hate the leap v2, the plastic bit that connects the back to the arms touching my hips and edge of the seat part itself pushing into the bottom of my thighs is getting uncomfortable. really hoping this place will take a return but I'm thinking I'm stuck with it for now.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

4000 Dollar Suit posted:

found a leap 2 at a office place used for 200, but now I'm home and I'm noticing that the gas piston is basically touching the floor, it drags on carpet, also the arm rests feel like the rubber or whatever isn't connected to the physical armrest anymore, like a phone with a silicone case that doesn't really fit the phone and flops around, but I don't think they are covers, guess I'll try the place on Monday and see if I can swap it out for one of the other ones.

The arm rest issue is what happens when you (or the previous owner) shoves the chair under a desk with the arm rests too high so they drag and delaminate.

The gas piston I think may just be some bad design on the Leap. I bought giant casters for mine.

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

Can't win with this chair, changed padding on leap2 armrest, put back in backwards, now it won't come out, and apparently I'm the only rear end in a top hat on the whole internet who has ever done this as far as google or duckduckgo are concerned

guess the solution was to pull on it until the clip breaks off, that sucks.

Edit: Is there any way to tighten the pivot functions of the arm rests?

4000 Dollar Suit fucked around with this message at 21:35 on May 7, 2020

Reacon
Feb 17, 2013

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Zarin posted:

Good luck to you; wasn't Madison Seating the one everyone in the thread had trouble with?

Just keep an eye on it, I guess, is all I'm sayin'

gently caress I didn't even realise...

Thanks, I asked for a refund. Any other suggestions regarding where to get a decent price for these expensive chairs?

Screw it, paid $900 for a new one straight from their website. Can't believe I just did that.

Reacon fucked around with this message at 23:10 on May 8, 2020

LostEnder
Jul 3, 2012



I just ponied up for a Gesture direct from Steelcase too, I think the warranty coverage will be worth it in the long run. But then my regional used warehouse was only like $350 less, and craigslist here is pathetic.

How long did it take you to get yours shipped? Their COVID-19 notice has me worried about it getting here in a reasonable time (i.e. now).

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005





Oven Wrangler

Been 2 weeks since I ordered mine and I haven't heard anything.

LostEnder
Jul 3, 2012



Well poo poo. That's discouraging. Thanks though, I'll let you know if I can get them moving.

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

orrrrrrrrr i could post in the right thread, that'd be great.

Sininu
Jan 8, 2014



It will take about a month to get a customized chair from Steelcase in non-corona times. It comes directly from the factory.
Maybe it's a bit different in murica though.

Jbz
Jun 6, 2011



FWIW, I ordered a Gesture March 22nd and received it April 21st.

Warbird
May 23, 2012

Burn the 'dawgs
Kill the Yellowjackets
Purge the Tiger
It is better to die for Bama than to live for yourself


Fun Shoe

I ordered mine and got it the next day. Granted this was from some dude on Craigslist so ymmv. Great chair, though I do sometimes wish it had head support. Can anyone recommend one of those foot propper oners?

Rabid Snake
Aug 6, 2004



4000 Dollar Suit posted:

found a leap 2 at a office place used for 200, but now I'm home and I'm noticing that the gas piston is basically touching the floor, it drags on carpet, also the arm rests feel like the rubber or whatever isn't connected to the physical armrest anymore, like a phone with a silicone case that doesn't really fit the phone and flops around, but I don't think they are covers, guess I'll try the place on Monday and see if I can swap it out for one of the other ones.
.

You can kind of fix the gas piston touching the floor by wrapping the bottom part with some duct tape to make the gas piston "wider". Not the recessed part of the piston but where the outer piston is supposed to "stay" into the wheel base. This prevents the gas piston from sliding and touching the floor.

You can take a rubber mallet and separate the chair/piston from the wheelbase pretty easily

Rabid Snake fucked around with this message at 01:46 on May 11, 2020

wolrah
May 8, 2006
what?


Any thoughts on footrests? Apparently I must have short lower legs or something, because though I'm over 6 feet tall I have to bottom out my chair to have my feet flat on the ground and not feel like I'm putting pressure on my thighs. Obviously as a result I lose all the suspension travel the strut would usually provide. I would like to go up a couple of inches to solve this so I'm looking for ways to compensate for that.

edit: Or in the opposite direction, are the struts standard enough that I might be able to just get an alternative unit and replace it?

Internet Explorer
Jun 1, 2005





Oven Wrangler

Foot rests are good if you need them. The more adjustable, the better.

Bathtub Cheese
Jun 15, 2008
.

Has anyone in this thread used the Leap Plus?

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


wolrah posted:

Any thoughts on footrests? Apparently I must have short lower legs or something, because though I'm over 6 feet tall I have to bottom out my chair to have my feet flat on the ground and not feel like I'm putting pressure on my thighs. Obviously as a result I lose all the suspension travel the strut would usually provide. I would like to go up a couple of inches to solve this so I'm looking for ways to compensate for that.

edit: Or in the opposite direction, are the struts standard enough that I might be able to just get an alternative unit and replace it?

I got an ottoman-type thing off of CL and screwed some wood under the feet to raise it up to be almost the same height as my seat pan, so I can lean back and have my legs straight out like I'm in a recliner or something.

That probably isn't what you're looking for, but I figured I'd throw it out there all the same. It's pretty comfy, 10/10 would modify cheap garbage furniture again.

LostEnder
Jul 3, 2012



Sininu posted:

It will take about a month to get a customized chair from Steelcase in non-corona times. It comes directly from the factory.
Maybe it's a bit different in murica though.

I just got word from them that it will be here next week theoretically. So a roundtime of 11 days if they make the date. Way better than I expected.

sockpuppetclock
Sep 12, 2010
\o/
w00t!!


Does anyone know of a desk chair with an actual footrest? My mom has leg problems so I need to find a chair with something she can lay her feet on. I got her a wheelchair w/ footrests for now but it's apparently not too comfortable on her back. All the ones I've found are just legrests that make your feet dangle. If nothing's found I might actually try screwing the wheelchair footrests onto a normal chair.

Warmachine
Jan 30, 2012

I came here to laugh at you





Got my Ergochair 2. Going from an $80 Amazon shitstack chair to a $350 entry level chair is night and day difference. Key feature that I can't get enough of is the back support tension. I've always hated "tilt" chairs because they try to dump you back at the earliest opportunity, and thus provide practically no stiff back support.

This thing, I can leave the "recline" function unlocked because at max tension, I have a sturdy back support that only reclines if I put in the effort to do so.

I need to figure out what "optimal" settings are for things like the lumbar support, my own sitting posture (which will need to be retrained), and the like are. Oh, and the hardware blister was missing three washers.

Gros Tarla
Dec 30, 2008


Warmachine posted:

Got my Ergochair 2. Going from an $80 Amazon shitstack chair to a $350 entry level chair is night and day difference. Key feature that I can't get enough of is the back support tension. I've always hated "tilt" chairs because they try to dump you back at the earliest opportunity, and thus provide practically no stiff back support.

This thing, I can leave the "recline" function unlocked because at max tension, I have a sturdy back support that only reclines if I put in the effort to do so.

I need to figure out what "optimal" settings are for things like the lumbar support, my own sitting posture (which will need to be retrained), and the like are. Oh, and the hardware blister was missing three washers.

Yeah I have it a shot too. Shipping was unfathomably long (month and a half ) but overall I kind of like it. I had extra washers so maybe I have yours.

Overall it feels pretty sturdy, and I'm a tall/big build guy. Was a breeze to assemble and it feels super stable. Recline is pretty well done and I have no problem with leaving the recline free as, as you said, there's a good amount of tension to it. Overall it's super comfortable.

What I hate:

The plastic parts were moulded or whatever by someone who doesn't give a poo poo. There's a bunch of dumb defects as if plastic was seeping out of a mould or something. Was annoying when assembling it but now I dont really give a poo poo.

The loving ratchet headrest holy gently caress why is it so noisy. Sometimes I put too much pressure on it and it clicks and I poo poo myself every time.

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

I FUCKING LOVE COCAINE



Goons, my steelcase leap v2's base has worn such that the cylinder drags the floor now.


As I understand it htat means the interface between the base and the gas cylinder is worn or defomed, so my plan was to remove the base, shim the gas cylinder, and put ti back together to get it back to where it would have been new.

I've tried disassembling it per the instructions but the gas cylinder absolutely does not tap out of the center of the base like it's apparently supposed to. To the point that I see metal deformation on the lip where you're instructed to hammer on it. Y'all have any ideas on a better way to approach this that's not "buy replacement parts" ?

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


the yeti posted:

Goons, my steelcase leap v2's base has worn such that the cylinder drags the floor now.


As I understand it htat means the interface between the base and the gas cylinder is worn or defomed, so my plan was to remove the base, shim the gas cylinder, and put ti back together to get it back to where it would have been new.

I've tried disassembling it per the instructions but the gas cylinder absolutely does not tap out of the center of the base like it's apparently supposed to. To the point that I see metal deformation on the lip where you're instructed to hammer on it. Y'all have any ideas on a better way to approach this that's not "buy replacement parts" ?

I am not a Professional Chairman. However, without seeing it in person and getting a look at it myself, my opinion from my mechanical maintenance days is "If brute force isn't working, you're probably not using enough"

Edit: if you've got a buddy that's into cars or garage things, you might ask them if they have any penetrating oil or Kroil lying around. A couple drops and a few hours might help loosen the friction fit up a bit.

Zarin fucked around with this message at 22:01 on May 18, 2020

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

I FUCKING LOVE COCAINE



Zarin posted:

I am not a Professional Chairman. However, without seeing it in person and getting a look at it myself, my opinion from my mechanical maintenance days is "If brute force isn't working, you're probably not using enough"

That's what I thought! "why use a clawhammer" i mused, "I have a 3 pound sledge around here somewhere" --really the lip of the thing isn't made to really wail on, it is indeed just a lip and it'll start to deform one way or the other if i just flat out pound on it.

I think it needs something like WD-40 or a real penetrating oil to break the grime down and loosen the interface but I wanted to ask around before I keep messing with it.

Zarin posted:

Edit: if you've got a buddy that's into cars or garage things, you might ask them if they have any penetrating oil or Kroil lying around. A couple drops and a few hours might help loosen the friction fit up a bit.

What I wish I had is a bearing press

Zarin
Nov 11, 2008

I SEE YOU


the yeti posted:

That's what I thought! "why use a clawhammer" i mused, "I have a 3 pound sledge around here somewhere" --really the lip of the thing isn't made to really wail on, it is indeed just a lip and it'll start to deform one way or the other if i just flat out pound on it.

I think it needs something like WD-40 or a real penetrating oil to break the grime down and loosen the interface but I wanted to ask around before I keep messing with it.

Oh, I see, there's only a small place to hit and it's a lip/flange? That's a bummer.

Could try placing a piece of 2x4 over the metal lip and then hit the wood. Not sure how thick the lip is, but the lip should dig into the wood instead of deforming, thereby protecting it to some degree.

the yeti posted:

What I wish I had is a bearing press

NOW you're thinkin' with portals!

Edit again: I wonder if there's room around the lip to get a piece of pipe in there and hit that

Zarin fucked around with this message at 22:07 on May 18, 2020

the yeti
Mar 29, 2008

I FUCKING LOVE COCAINE



Zarin posted:

Oh, I see, there's only a small place to hit and it's a lip/flange? That's a bummer.

Could try placing a piece of 2x4 over the metal lip and then hit the wood. Not sure how thick the lip is, but the lip should dig into the wood instead of deforming, thereby protecting it to some degree.


NOW you're thinkin' with portals!

Edit again: I wonder if there's room around the lip to get a piece of pipe in there and hit that

Yeah the only scrap I had handy was chipboard and lmao it die cut that pretty quick

This isn't the same cylinder but you get the idea: https://imgur.com/a/rMS40SF

I think I'm gonna at least try WD-40 overnight and then whack it with some real scrap lumber and hope that does it

Chronojam
Feb 20, 2006

This is me on vacation in Amsterdam
Never be afraid of being yourself!




Warmachine posted:

Got my Ergochair 2. Going from an $80 Amazon shitstack chair to a $350 entry level chair is night and day difference. Key feature that I can't get enough of is the back support tension. I've always hated "tilt" chairs because they try to dump you back at the earliest opportunity, and thus provide practically no stiff back support.

This thing, I can leave the "recline" function unlocked because at max tension, I have a sturdy back support that only reclines if I put in the effort to do so.

I need to figure out what "optimal" settings are for things like the lumbar support, my own sitting posture (which will need to be retrained), and the like are. Oh, and the hardware blister was missing three washers.

This sounds frankly fantastic and I was looking at getting one. I really, really hate how many chairs are eager to flop backwards. May I ask how tall you are, and how the headrest suits you?

We got similar but non-namebrand chairs for work at one point but the damned headrests had virtually no ratchet/friction and slipped up and down at the slightest touch.

~Coxy
Dec 9, 2003

R.I.P. Inter-OS Sass - b.2000AD d.2003AD

the yeti posted:

Goons, my steelcase leap v2's base has worn such that the cylinder drags the floor now.


As I understand it htat means the interface between the base and the gas cylinder is worn or defomed, so my plan was to remove the base, shim the gas cylinder, and put ti back together to get it back to where it would have been new.

I've tried disassembling it per the instructions but the gas cylinder absolutely does not tap out of the center of the base like it's apparently supposed to. To the point that I see metal deformation on the lip where you're instructed to hammer on it. Y'all have any ideas on a better way to approach this that's not "buy replacement parts" ?

This wasn't on a Leap but when I've previously had to remove a stuck cylinder I have successfully used two car jacks. and scrap wood.
Bottle jacks would be better.

LostEnder
Jul 3, 2012



If you have enough lip to hook it to you might have luck getting it started with a gear puller. Be careful with penetrating oils on plastic though, I've had it go poorly in the past. Good luck!

Sticky
Jan 1, 2006
I ain't no goddamn son of a bitch

Bathtub Cheese posted:

Has anyone in this thread used the Leap Plus?

I have one as my work chair. Pretty similar to the leap 2 just wider.

They let me take mine home from work for now but eventually I'm going to have to bring it back when we come back to work. While used Leap 2s don't seem to be too hard to find I'm looking at other options, does anyone have an opinion on chairs that might be a little more budget conscious?

4000 Dollar Suit
Dec 11, 2005

I rarely go into the field, motherfucker.

Sticky posted:

I have one as my work chair. Pretty similar to the leap 2 just wider.

They let me take mine home from work for now but eventually I'm going to have to bring it back when we come back to work. While used Leap 2s don't seem to be too hard to find I'm looking at other options, does anyone have an opinion on chairs that might be a little more budget conscious?

Aw it is? I was under the impression it just had metal parts where the plastic is shoulda got that.

8-bit Miniboss
May 24, 2005

CORPO COPS CAME FOR MY


It might for all I know. The Plus can hold more weight than the standard Leap v2.

NoDamage
Dec 2, 2000


MetaJew posted:

I bought a Steelcase Leap chair almost 10 years ago through an employee discount program (it was still $500-ish).

Over the years it feels like the seat cushion has almost completely compacted. Does anyone know if it's possible to replace it or get the cushion replaced by someone who does upholstery work?

Do I have any other options? Working from home is becoming very uncomfortable, but the chair is in otherwise fine condition.
I posted the same question earlier in the thread, it turns out that yes you can get the seat cushion replaced for free under warranty. I had to contact the original retailer that sold it to me and send them a few photos. They actually just shipped me a whole new seat cushion, replacing it was super simple once I figured out how to slide the old one off. (You need to stick a flat screwdriver into a slot on the back to push the stopper down, and then the whole seat will slide forward using the normal forward/back adjustment.)

Warmachine
Jan 30, 2012

I came here to laugh at you





Gimrigz posted:

Yeah I have it a shot too. Shipping was unfathomably long (month and a half ) but overall I kind of like it. I had extra washers so maybe I have yours.

Overall it feels pretty sturdy, and I'm a tall/big build guy. Was a breeze to assemble and it feels super stable. Recline is pretty well done and I have no problem with leaving the recline free as, as you said, there's a good amount of tension to it. Overall it's super comfortable.

What I hate:

The plastic parts were moulded or whatever by someone who doesn't give a poo poo. There's a bunch of dumb defects as if plastic was seeping out of a mould or something. Was annoying when assembling it but now I dont really give a poo poo.

The loving ratchet headrest holy gently caress why is it so noisy. Sometimes I put too much pressure on it and it clicks and I poo poo myself every time.

I didn't actually notice any poor workmanship in the plastic parts, but also my expectations might be super low from years of OfficeDepot and Amazon rejects. What I did notice is the arm rests sliding around and really wishing they had some kind of lock to hold them in one place. Not a deal breaker, but mildly irritating.


Chronojam posted:

This sounds frankly fantastic and I was looking at getting one. I really, really hate how many chairs are eager to flop backwards. May I ask how tall you are, and how the headrest suits you?

We got similar but non-namebrand chairs for work at one point but the damned headrests had virtually no ratchet/friction and slipped up and down at the slightest touch.

My computer monitors aren't set up in a way that is condusive to my head sitting in the headrest (I need to get monitor arm... and new monitors...), so I'm not a great authority on the headrest quality. I'm around 5' 10" (178cm). You might want to consider Gimrigz's opinion more than mine on the headrest.

MetaJew
Apr 14, 2006
Gather round, one and all, and thrill to my turgid tales of underwhelming misadventure!

NoDamage posted:

I posted the same question earlier in the thread, it turns out that yes you can get the seat cushion replaced for free under warranty. I had to contact the original retailer that sold it to me and send them a few photos. They actually just shipped me a whole new seat cushion, replacing it was super simple once I figured out how to slide the old one off. (You need to stick a flat screwdriver into a slot on the back to push the stopper down, and then the whole seat will slide forward using the normal forward/back adjustment.)

I'm very intrigued. I ordered it from Steelcase directly. I guess I'll contact them soon!

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Doom Mathematic
Sep 1, 2008


Can I ask a favor? I would like someone who has an Aeron size B or C to please get an actual tape measure and tell me how high the seat pan will go at the highest. Different places on the Herman Miller website give a maximum height of "20.5 inches" and "579mm" (22.8 inches). The first of these is definitely not tall enough for me, the second might be...

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