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    Senior Member eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
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    A friend is looking for a handcycle--need suggestions

    A friend of mine is recovering from cancer. His particular cancer makes it impossible for him to now ride a regular bike, so he is looking for a handcycle.

    What are your recommendations for a good handcycle?

    He does not have a lot of money (well he has really no money) and so price is a major consideration.

    Are these bikes ever sold in CL? Is there a used-market for these bikes?

    He is a veteran (Viet-Nam) and I wonder if there are any sources to assist veterans purchase one of these bikes for a lower than retail cost.

    Any information that you may pass along will be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks.
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    If he has insurance (VA?), it might be possible for his doctor to write a prescription. I don't know if it it would work, though.
    Most likely, it would be classed as durable medical equipment and he might have a co-pay.

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    Senior Member eja_ bottecchia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by runner pat View Post
    If he has insurance (VA?), it might be possible for his doctor to write a prescription. I don't know if it it would work, though.
    Most likely, it would be classed as durable medical equipment and he might have a co-pay.
    Thanks for the suggestion. I will check with him.
    My current stable:

    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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    Have him see a recreation therapist at his closet va hospital or have him see Disabliable Vet state assoc.

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