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Old 09-03-08, 09:47 PM   #1
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Hello from South Florida

Hello from South Florida. I'm looking forward to learning everything I can about bikes and riding from you all. I haven't bought a road bike yet and that is part of the reason I joined this site, but I will save that for the "Road Cycling" section. So for now, hello.
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Old 09-03-08, 10:05 PM   #2
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Hi CanesFan44, what bikes are you looking at?

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Old 09-08-08, 01:16 PM   #4
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I'm not looking for any brand in particular. I'm looking for a good entry-level bike under $1000. I have a paralyzed left-arm so I'm also looking into building a bike from the frame-up. I was thinking about a hybrid or putting a flat-bar on a road-bike, but I was riding my father's bike a couple days ago and didn't have any problems with his except for the aero bars getting in my way(He has a really nice Cervelo and promised me he would paralyze my other arm if I crashed and broke it, lol). So I'm thinking I'll stay with drop handlebars. But right now I'm still researching what I should do and talking to some fellow riders with similar disabilities and getting their opinions. So if you have any ideas or recommendations I'd truly appreciate it, thanks.
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Welcome CanesFan44.

Where in South Florida are you from? Miamish I'm guessing from your nic.

I used to live in Tampa until about a year or so ago. Not sure why Tampa was considered "South Florida" when it was really more in center of state, but it was.
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Hmmm...there's several companies which make adapters so that people who are only able to use one hand can operate both brakes with one control.

Check out this link...

http://www.brakedirector.com/BDbiketalk.htm

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Old 09-15-08, 02:23 PM   #8
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Thank you East Hill. That article was excellent and I just sent an e-mail to BrakeDirector. That seems like a great product and I think I might get that. I'm glad to see them working with disabled vets. It seems like all the big companies could care less about helping out the disabled because there's not a very big market for people like myself(I've contacted Shimano numerous times about everything from brake levers to making fishing reels to help out the disabled, but if there isn't big $ in it, they don't care. Oh well, that's life)

As for everyone else, I live in Deerfield Beach and I agree that it's strange that Tampa is considered South Florida(USF) and Orlando is considered Central Florida(UCF).
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