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    Senior Member krajaxa's Avatar
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    Hubby talked about the handcycle again. He actually sent a letter to his Occup. Specialist to see if the worker's comp would pay for one. I know it might take a while, but we are going to explore that venue right now.

    My question is... What would be a good handcycle for t10 para?


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    Check out www.bike-on.com. They have lots of different bikes there. How good are his transfers?

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    Here is a picture of my bike, but not with the new C5-6 gloves.

    Aly

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    Girls on bikes are *hot*.

    I'll have had my bike two weeks tomorrow. I hit the thirty mile mark on my odometer today. I've trained my dog to help a bit though, so I'm kind of cheating.

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    Senior Member Aly's Avatar
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    Sorry that picture came out so big, is there a way to cut them down and make them smaller before or after attaching them?

    Aly

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    Use the resize function found at the top of member pictures forum.

    Babies, before we're done here, y'all be wearin' gold plated diapers!

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    Look at the pipes on you girl

    How's the transfer to the bike Chris?..Is it roomy or tight with the handles right in front of you?

    ~~I went to heaven,but couldnt get in for what i had done.I said ''please take me'',they said your crazy,you had to much fun~~

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    Originally posted by Aly:

    Here is a picture of my bike, but not with the new C5-6 gloves.
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    are all the roads you ride on gravel or hard chip like that? i know those knobby tires have a high rolling resistance, it must be extremely tough on that gravelly surface

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    are all the roads you ride on gravel or hard chip like that? i know those knobby tires have a high rolling resistance, it must be extremely tough on that gravelly surface[/QUOTE]

    That was a picture of the first time I used the bike. I wanted to try it out to see if it was worth us packing it up and taking it home for the summer. We have very nice biking trails (asphalt) done by a organization called pathways that goes for several miles. I am currently borrowing this bike, when I get my own I will get regular tires.

    Aly

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    Shaun,

    The transfers are the toughest part for me. I position my chair next to the bike, as close as possible. I then put my left leg on the other side of the bike frame while my right foot stays on the footplate of my chair. I need someone to grab under my arms for the lift down, but after I'm in the seat, I just re-position everything. I feel very stable once I'm down there since I can grab the crank and steady myself on my w/c seat. That technique might work okay for you, and I doubt you'd need help getting down.

    Getting back into my chair is a different story. My left leg gets caught up in the frame, and there's really no way to lift it out until I'm off the bike. I experimented with putting a small chair between the bike and my w/c as a "step" up. That may work for you as well, and I bet you could do it yourself with practice. I still need help getting in/out.

    One tip: Position the cranks all the way forward to maximize clearance. It's a tight fit.

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