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What was that all metal office chair?
show user profile  Stephen R.
Hey guys. A LONG time ago on here there was a huge discussion about office chairs and what everybody used or wanted. Amidst all of the offerings there was one chair that was really expensive but it was made of all metal and ergonomically shaped and what not. I'm looking for a comfortable chair with no padding on it and this one came to mind, but I just cant find it. Anybody know what Im talking about?

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3/6/2009 2:19:54 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 2:19:54 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
"really expensive"

Dude - you are a financially challenged student.

Go to your nearest second hand store and find something.
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3/6/2009 2:23:39 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 2:23:39 AM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
I wasn't intending to buy one, thank you, just need a jumping off point for finding something similar. But of course it's always better to ASSume right?

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3/6/2009 2:52:59 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 2:52:59 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Advice still stands.

Get something cheap. It's a chair.
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3/6/2009 2:56:35 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 2:56:35 AM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
if I had a healthy back I would agree with you, but considering I'm in physical therapy, I'm seeing a chiropractor, and I just had surgery to remove a piece of a ruptured disc from my spinal cord, and I still have to sit in a chair for hours a day to get my schoolwork done, I think I'm going to disagree with you.

I'm a big guy, cushioning wears out quickly, then I have no support for my back. I need something with very good lumbar support thats not just cushioning, or else I won't be able to recover from this properly, and taking a leave from school would cost upwards of about $7,500, so what costs less, $200 on a chair or having to pay to take even longer on my physical therapy and go to my chiropractor more and be forced to take a leave from school?

Gawd why do you people feel it necessary to tell me how to live my life. If you have advice, thats fine, but if you dont know, shut up.

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3/6/2009 3:03:58 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 3:04:08 AM)
show user profile  dd
/me sighs
here we go again

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3/6/2009 3:16:24 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 3:16:24 AM)
show user profile  Gav_b_uk
Herman Miller/Hermon Millar Chairs are very good (not sure how it is spelt)....not all metal and have a kind of elastic material for base and back support that is stretched over a frame. The come in different sizes to suit all. If you get the right size, you can sit in them for hours without any discomfort and when you move you feel as free as anything (I know, I suffer from back issues too).

Set you back about £800 for new...from about £100 up via ebay. Look for office clearance auctions would probably be best......particularly for offices where creativity is key to the work carried out there!

Apart from're a poor student so don't go getting yourself in more debt! But I do understand how difficult it can be to work/study properly if you are in pain because of bad seating.

For those with negative comments about this topic...go and get a bad back and try it...then you'll understand! Buuurrp!
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3/6/2009 3:37:23 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 3:37:23 AM)
show user profile  Gav_b_uk
P.S. I'm a big guy to and the chair is 3 years old that I have and hasn't become mis-shaped in anyway...the fabric is tough stuff! Buuurrp!
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3/6/2009 3:39:24 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 3:39:24 AM)
show user profile  Stephen R.
hmm, looking at those, my school has one of those in every classroom for the teacher and every person who works behind a desk gets one. Maybe I can find out if they have any worn out/old ones they are throwing out/selling off for cheap.

Think it'd hold up to me being a big guy though? Looks aweful comfy if the mesh would hold up.

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3/6/2009 3:41:06 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 3:41:06 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
Well if you'd just said in your first post, "I'm a big guy with a bad back who needs a cheap comfortable chair" ...

If you don't spec. the requirements properly you are going to get sub-optimal solution proposals.

Hope your quest for seating satisfaction goes well.

- Steve.
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3/6/2009 4:07:04 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 4:08:33 AM)
show user profile  Garp
A good chair can have its importance, especially during the first months after the surgery, but not that much.
I've had a ruptured disc removed 17 years ago and what really made a difference in the long run was keeping the muscles around the waist in good shape.
I've spent countless hours on various crappy chairs. The only times the pain came back were when I was lazy and stopped exercising those muscles. Find yourself a good activity and you'll be ok, no matter the chair.

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3/6/2009 4:52:34 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 4:52:34 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim

Might be able to build one cheap from parts?


Good luck though,...I know the chair you are talking about...but cannot for the life of me remember the name.
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3/6/2009 6:51:17 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 6:51:17 AM)
show user profile  joelr
the herman miller aeron chair (im using one right now) has 3 sizes, from a-c, according to your measurments, so you can find one that will fit you.
very comfi but they are expensive...

good luck

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3/6/2009 7:07:23 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 7:10:42 AM)
show user profile  Gav_b_uk
It's the Aeron I've got...

I'm 6' and have weighed between 17 stone and 21 stone in the last 3 years. I'm current 19.5 stone (about 276Ib). Mines not shown any sign of age to be honest. It's still like new and I spend a lot of my home life sat on it in front of the computer and a lot of days working from home in front of the computer. As long as you get the one that's the right size for'd be fine.

Mines actually too small and its lasting....Size B.....Think I'm border line to over size for it....but it's ok...feels nice and confortable and like I said before, can spend hours in it no problem at all. Buuurrp!
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3/6/2009 8:09:36 AM (last edit: 3/6/2009 8:10:55 AM)
show user profile  Dub.
We have aerons at work but I don't like them because you can only sit in them one way. Sometimes I like to fold a leg up in front of me for variation. So I got a formway life chair. I liked it so much I got one the same for home.

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3/8/2009 1:41:59 AM (last edit: 3/8/2009 1:41:59 AM)
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