Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs - Have Rheumatoid Arthritis with deformed hands and want to bike
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06-03-12, 08:37 PM
I have had RA for 15 years, recently diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Recovering from both shoulders injuries from an accident about a year ago. RA attacked so fast...had to quite riding about 6 years ago because it was difficult to use the hand brakes. My husband will only let me get a 3 wheeled bike. I want to get a new bike, but don't know what to get. My dr said it was ok as long as I was wearing protection. Any ideas/suggestions on what to buy. Alaska summers are short and I want to get back out there! Thanks for any and all help!
06-04-12, 05:14 AM
I would suggest taking a look at recumbents maybe, two or three wheels. Since you sit back there's no real pressure on your hands/arms.
06-05-12, 10:10 AM
+1 for looking at recumbent bikes. http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/37-Recumbent
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