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    Drink holder for wheelchair

    Hello,

    I use a manual wheelchair and love it. But the only shortcoming is that I can't hold any un-bottled liquid while rolling myself in it. I either have to stop to drink it or ask somebody to push me.

    This works at home, but I don't like it when I am out, like in a mall, because the first thing I do whenever I am out is to get a nice cup of coffee.

    Do you guys use any drink holders or any pouch that can hold the drink for me? If yes, then of what kind and where did you buy it?

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    I have a cup holder that is for bicycles. The companies name is "Electra" I will try to post a picture of it tomorrow. I had to do some modification to get it to clamp to my frame. http://store.electrabike.com/eSource..._/_368744.aspx

    I had the plastic one and broke it in only a month, this stainless steel one has lasted 6 months now. REI also sells them.

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    several gimbal styles exist out there, too, like this one.
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    My racing coach has two bicycle water bottle cages mounted on the rigidizer bar of his chair with cable ties. If you wanted to drink from bottles in the cages on the move, you could get a Camelbak style extension tube.

    Water bottle cage: http://www.rei.com/product/722708/novara-slider-cage
    Cable ties: http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-4303.../dp/B0002J2R1E
    Water bottle: http://www.rei.com/product/776892/ca...ottle-25-fl-oz
    Extension tube: http://www.rei.com/product/812092/ca...placement-tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katja View Post
    My racing coach has two bicycle water bottle cages mounted on the rigidizer bar of his chair with cable ties. If you wanted to drink from bottles in the cages on the move, you could get a Camelbak style extension tube.

    Water bottle cage: http://www.rei.com/product/722708/novara-slider-cage
    Cable ties: http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-4303.../dp/B0002J2R1E
    Water bottle: http://www.rei.com/product/776892/ca...ottle-25-fl-oz
    Extension tube: http://www.rei.com/product/812092/ca...placement-tube

    I do something similar...I have a water bottle holder taped to my left down tube that holds the footplate (I am left handed). It works really well for me and is out of the way of transfers, putting the chair in the car, etc.
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. But I am seeing that most of the options are for bottled drinks. Are there any options to carry drinks in glasses or mugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megha View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. But I am seeing that most of the options are for bottled drinks. Are there any options to carry drinks in glasses or mugs?
    The water bottle holder holds glasses too...the only problem is mugs because of the handle...but if you got say a travel mug where the handle does not form a complete loop, you could put the handle on the outside of the water bottle holder (I have done this when I drive to work and take coffee with me).
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    The company I work for has sold this one for years. The clamp is really good and works well if you are clamping to a roound tube. It fits a 1" and has a sleeve if you have a 7/8" tube. If the frame where you are clamping it on isn't round it won't work. The holder has slits so the handle of a mug can slide in. There are other ones that other companies make for different situations that have the slit as well.

    http://www.maddak.com/wheelchair-cup...af155a4b3a1f9f

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