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    Recommendation requested on bike for 80 year old woman-recovering from broken hip

    One recommendation has been Crank Forward bike, my concern is she also has bad back, and I am concerned that may stretch her out too much...thoughts, PLEASE

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. Why not ask your question in the 50+ forum. We have several members who are 70s and early 80s. Perhaps they can help.
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    I would suggest a trike. No balance or fall issues. Relatively inexpensive.

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    Welcome to bikeforums!

    I've moved your thread from introductions to adaptive cycling for the gurus here to provide some insight.

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    Not to be mean, but unless this individual actually gets around well and the fall was pure chance, I might recommend a recumbent at spin class.

    Figured I might explain my position a bit so as not to be thought too inconsiderate. As has been pointed out a two wheeler will be out of the question. A three wheeler or recumbent may be in order, but then who is riding WITH them, helping in and out of the seat, which they will need after recovering from a broken hip and the requisite healing time. Consider as well that unless this person is or has been a "roadie", you will have to find a safe, flat place to ride.
    I know folks will take offense to my putting it this way, but I certainly wouldn't put my mom on a road bike or trike and tell her to "go ride" at this point. I will (and did) recommend she go to a gym, and she enjoys it very much. Not only from a health standpoint, but the other folks she has met there as well.
    Last edited by punkncat; 01-19-14 at 07:34 AM.
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