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Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 02-01-15, 09:03 PM
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Posted By centralks
Do you have the standard rush or the low profile...

Do you have the standard rush or the low profile one? If you have the tall one your pros might be able to get ability dynamics trade for the short one. That's what I have and it lives up to the hype...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 08-30-14, 02:27 PM
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Views: 799
Posted By centralks
single speed coaster

I picked up an old Raleigh that is single speed and coast brake and was wary of riding it the first time (I am a lbk amputee) but figured out to ride it backwards to start or stop. On my road bike I...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-07-13, 12:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
My leg guy got a friction sleeve and we are gonna...

My leg guy got a friction sleeve and we are gonna put that between socket and socks. I will let you know how that goes once I try it.
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 06-10-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
holes?

Does anyone have problems with the sides of their socket wearing holes in their socks? Could I trim and hem a few to just below the trim line? Maybe put one wind of ace wrap between as a sacrifice?...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 06-08-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By centralks
first fall

I hadn't been really scared to stand and pedal but tried it in a class at the ymca and came unclipped. No I worry a little about it. I got one of my 'in shape' friends to go one a cool down ride...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 05-29-13, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
improvement

I got some ebay used spd pedals in and got to play on the road bike again the last few days. I did a little sprint today and came out of the saddle without thinking and it worked and I almost...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 05-03-13, 01:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
stubborn

I had a few really good days with my leg and decided to do some testing with the bike. I checked range of motion propped up in a corner pedaling backwards and checked that I could unclip. Then I rode...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-24-13, 12:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
I got my leg monday and it was both sobering and...

I got my leg monday and it was both sobering and encouraging. My guy made my socket on the small size so I have been using my 3 mil liner and socks and a sleeve to walk a little in the house. Should...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-11-13, 12:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,371
Posted By centralks
how long before you tried riding

As I sit here bored and anticipating getting my first leg next week I thought I would ask any of you who have lost a leg how long after you 'got back on your feet' did you wait before trying to ride?...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-06-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,296
Posted By centralks
If you went to a good auto parts store with the...

If you went to a good auto parts store with the fittings they could make you a y fitting to split one line to the front and back but then you would be locking the rear brake as it would be getting...
Forum: Introductions 04-06-13, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By centralks
hello

I just short of 30 and have enjoyed riding my whole life but just started riding seriously to get in shape about 9 months ago; I ride to work and do 15-40 mile rides just for fun. I have checked out...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 04-06-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By centralks
It been just over a month since the stupid moment...

It been just over a month since the stupid moment that left me a below knee amputee. I have been recovering quick and in the next two weeks should get a leg. I really miss my bike, its my escape...
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