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    attach manual wheelchair to standup electric scooter

    Been thinking about this hack for years and I know there's people out there doing it. If there is a clamp/bracket attached to the deck of an able bodied stand up power scooter, you could wheelie your chair onto and lock the footplate into the bracket. Cheap and cheerful cruiser vs the expensive medical types!
    Who already has info/links on this subject??
    Hope to see some ready built systems, my shoulders will thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
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    Hope to see some ready built systems, my shoulders will thank you...
    Not freewheel type, but this will get you around the grocery store and beyond:
    https://www.myfastchair.com/
    I have had periodic paralysis all my life. I lost my ability to walk in 2011 beginning with a spinal block, which was used for a hip fracture caused by periodic paralysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonoise View Post
    Not freewheel type, but this will get you around the grocery store and beyond:
    https://www.myfastchair.com/
    Hey nonoise. Pretty cool product! This is exactly the type of setup I was thinking about. I hope others will chime in re: other scooters that work well with similar setup

    roller

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    Quote Originally Posted by roller View Post
    Hey nonoise. Pretty cool product! This is exactly the type of setup I was thinking about. I hope others will chime in re: other scooters that work well with similar setup

    roller
    nonoise has provided details of the only commercially available set-up that I’m aware of.

    You can find some other connection options on YouTube. Most of them are dependent on your specific footplate, so you’re probably best to look at a few and work out the best option for you.

    About 10 years ago I connected up an electric Razor scooter to my son’s chair. Initially using Velcro straps. (There’s a video linked somewhere in the kids equipment stickie in the Equipment Forum). Then I attached a hinge to the top of the scooter, and drilled holes in his footplate for bolts. A bit fiddly to connect, but it worked well. If I was to do it again, I think I’d just look at connecting a bit of channel to the footplate in which the footplate tubular sits. Possibly with a connection on top to prevent the footplate jumping out.
    Gordon, father of son who became t6 paraplegic at the age of 4 in 2007 as a result of surgery to remove a spinal tumour.

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    This one was built in South Africa. Haven't spoken to the inventor or his wife (wife has spinal cord injury) in years, but it will give you a good idea to start from..

    http://www.segfree.co.za/the-scootfree.htm
    T4 complete since 30 April 2012

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    This may be what you're looking for. The price was a little high for me as it's just for the bracket but if you already have a scooter it could be a great deal. https://livingspinal.com/handcycle/pop-n-drop/

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    Very cool Gordy, love reading and seeing gimp ingenuity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordy1 View Post
    nonoise has provided details of the only commercially available set-up that I’m aware of.

    You can find some other connection options on YouTube. Most of them are dependent on your specific footplate, so you’re probably best to look at a few and work out the best option for you.

    About 10 years ago I connected up an electric Razor scooter to my son’s chair. Initially using Velcro straps. (There’s a video linked somewhere in the kids equipment stickie in the Equipment Forum). Then I attached a hinge to the top of the scooter, and drilled holes in his footplate for bolts. A bit fiddly to connect, but it worked well. If I was to do it again, I think I’d just look at connecting a bit of channel to the footplate in which the footplate tubular sits. Possibly with a connection on top to prevent the footplate jumping out.
    Very cool Gordy, always love reading, seeing or hearing about gimp ingenuity

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVillageIdiot View Post
    This one was built in South Africa. Haven't spoken to the inventor or his wife (wife has spinal cord injury) in years, but it will give you a good idea to start from..

    http://www.segfree.co.za/the-scootfree.htm
    pretty cool Did I miss the pricing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbybay View Post
    This may be what you're looking for. The price was a little high for me as it's just for the bracket but if you already have a scooter it could be a great deal. https://livingspinal.com/handcycle/pop-n-drop/
    Hey Rock, that is the bracket from first response in this thread. I first saw this bracket some years ago and was a bit sticker shocked! It's going for a bit less on ebay but I could make several variations of same, in my garage for ten to fifty bucs depending on how fancy...

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