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    No endos when using a $499 FreeWheel! Just say'n.

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    Pat,

    If I was 10 years younger, I'd already have one, and will probably get one at some point. Right now I'm a 64 year old T3 grad student, and spend most of the day in the same building. I have to get out to a Friday seminar that is 1/4 mile away from my building, and in an area where the sidewalks are mostly asphalt with more than a few cracks, patches, etc. I have enough trouble navigating amongst the texting undergrads now, and can't imagine having a FreeWheel added on to the front.

    I assume that the wheel size is optimized for as many activities as possible, but have you looked at making a mini that would stick out 4 -6"?

    Don
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    "I have enough trouble navigating amongst the texting undergrads now,"

    That's funny!

    With a FreeWheel you would run into them with more speed and less shoulder strain.

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    I agree with Pat, Donno. I'm 62 and use it for the same purpose of wheeling you are talking about. It has taken me places that I have avoided recently due to shoulders being just p lain worn out.

    Trustfully, after the Freewheel, I'll be getting one of Pattherats devices to maximize the wheelin' expeerience even more.

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    I have a few friends who have gone through the same who go to west rox, gov. red tape, unreal.
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