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Old 06-22-14, 10:29 PM   #1
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Question Wheelchair Connected HandCycle

I have been looking for handcycles for my brother. After looking at hundreds I found a type that might be the best for for him. I have only found one company and it looks like they to not have a distributer in the US.

The handlebar and front wheel assembly attach to a wheelchair.

I am including a link to a You Tube video that I found of the type I'm looking for.

Thank you in advance for any input.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GfgOPjbSVg


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Here's an excellent source.
Clip-on.
Rio Mobility Attachable Handcycle - The Handcycles, Wheelchairs, Recumbents and more..Roll with us!

Chair style (rather than recumbent) handcycle
Top End Excelerator Stock Handcycle - The Handcycles, Wheelchairs, Recumbents and more..Roll with us!

These are only 7 or 8 speed units. Unless your brother lives in a flat area, he'll need something with more gears.
Can he use a recumbent handcycle? There's a much wider range of gearing available.
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Those are very clever. Turn the wheelchair into a trike.
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The Rio attachment is only for a solid-framed wheelchair.
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The Rio attachment is only for a solid-framed wheelchair.
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Designed to fit most folding/ rigid, adult and pediatric chairs.
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I'm going to see if I can find one the Rio's. I'd like to see one in person. It looks very promising.

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Contact your local disabled sports association they maybe able to point you in the right direction. I have a Quickie Shake 27 speed hand bike
with a detachable fork. Check internet Bike On site. Just type in hand cycle and you will get many sites. Good luck and thank you for helping your brother!
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