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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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    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)
    2016 Colnago C60 in MHWH 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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