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Old 04-27-07, 04:18 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 04-27-07, 06:30 PM   #2
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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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Old 07-26-07, 02:30 PM   #4
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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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Try here.

The specs say it has a capacity of 350 lbs.
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