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Old 07-16-02, 09:48 AM   #1
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tandem for me and disabled wife

I just joined the forum and have recently started bike commuting.

I've been wanting to get a tandem for me and my wife. She has a disability in one leg and walks with a limp. She used to ride an upright bike as a kid (despite the leg) but she can't do it anymore.

I imagine that it will mainly be me chauffering her around but I think she can pedal some if I provide enough speed to keep us balanced and keep up the rotation.

Any opinions on what type of tandems would be best suited for us? Recumbent maybe?
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Old 07-16-02, 02:45 PM   #2
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One choice to think about might be the Bilenky ViewPoint, which offers a combination of the recumbent and trad frames, along with independent pedaling.

http://www.bilenky.com/viewpnt.html


I haven't ridden one of these, but from appearances it looks like it might be a good choice for the situation you describe.
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That's a cool bike. I'll have to check it out. Do any other recumbents come with a hand crank option?
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Greenspeed tandem recumbent trike, with independent pedaling system. It can't fall over, she pedals when she wants to, its awesome.

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UK tandem builder George Longstaff makes tricycle tandems, the upright kind, not recumbents. They are not cheap, but he is the best tandem maker in the UK.
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Free tandem hire for disabled people

I know this is an old thread but it comes up first in Google under "disabled tandem", so I thought I'd add to it.

Charlotte's Tandems is a UK charity that lends tandems to disabled people for free. We have lots of info on our website www.charlottestandems.weebly.com . Please have a look and let anyone know who might like to borrow tandem from us.

Best wishes,

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QUOTE=JDP;92650]I just joined the forum and have recently started bike commuting.

I've been wanting to get a tandem for me and my wife. She has a disability in one leg and walks with a limp. She used to ride an upright bike as a kid (despite the leg) but she can't do it anymore.

I imagine that it will mainly be me chauffering her around but I think she can pedal some if I provide enough speed to keep us balanced and keep up the rotation.

Any opinions on what type of tandems would be best suited for us? Recumbent maybe?[/QUOTE]
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