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Old 04-08-13, 12:27 PM   #1
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One handed shifting

My girlfriend has a disability where she doesn't have much motor function on her right side. She has the strength and motor skills to hold on the the handle bars and steer but can't use the brake or a shifter.

I'm thinking of getting her a front wheel recumbent trike.

http://www.sunbicycles.com/product_d...&cl1=RECUMBENT

For the brakes I was thinking of using one of these

http://cargocycling.org/2009/06/dual...ake-lever.html

For the shifting I was think of using a combination of a grip shifter and a rapid fire trigger shifter. Like this one

http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Acera-...xp_grid_pt_0_1


Anyone have any thoughts on a setup like this ? Does anyone have any comments why this would not work?


Thanks for any comments
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Old 04-09-13, 08:26 PM   #2
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Here's a few threads that might help out.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ne-hand-riding
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...or-single-hand
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...i-capped-rider
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