My 11 year old sone was born missing his right arm just below the elbow. He currently has a smaill (20in wheel) MTB with Thumb shifters for the rear and grip shifting for the front, with the rear brake on the left and the front brake on the right, but the brake lever pointed up so he can stab it with his stump to apply front brake.
I think that we have the brakes set up really backwards, but his mother worries about endos if he is using primarily his front brake. So my first question is whether we ought to set him up with a front brake primary (left side) and rear brake secondary (right side)?
The second issue is that he is now agitating for a road bike. Any suggestions on setting that up? I'm thinking that the best bet may be old down tube shifters, and a front brake only, since I can't visualize how he could use a right brake lever on a drop bar bike. Of course, we could also just go with a straight bar on a road frame, which would let him use a brake set up similar to what he has now.