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    Senior Member trmcgeehan's Avatar
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    Arm powered bent

    I saw a great thing while on a rails to trails path in Jacksonville, FL recently. I was moving along at about 15 mph, and here this guy in an arm powered bent blows right past me. I finally caught up to him at a rest stop. His legs were totally withered, but he had shoulders and biceps like a weight lifter's. He told me this is the highlight of his week, every week. He said he paid $2,600 for his custom machine, but it was worth every penny of it, because it gave him freedom of movement. Praise the Lord!
    "I am a true laborer. I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm." As You Like It, Act 3, Scene 2. Shakespeare.
    "Deep down, I'm pretty superficial." Ava Gardner.

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    You mean a handcycle? Varna's main business is manufacturing those. Oh, and they also make the world's fastest bicycle, the Diablo.

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    my dad is a single leg amputee and I'm trying to figure out a way to get him out on a bike with me. only problem is he is over 300 lbs. does anyone know a manufacturer, custom or not that makes trikes or bents this heavy duty with arm pedals? any websites? thanks

    oh, and what is varna's website?

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    Senior Member BlazingPedals's Avatar
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    Angletech Cycles also has special-needs custom solutions. A different solution, although it probably won't work for your father, is an Irish Mail.

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    Senior Member runner pat's Avatar
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    Try here.

    The specs say it has a capacity of 350 lbs.

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