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Old 04-28-14, 11:28 AM   #1
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need help with headrest for recumbent - have fused C spine

Hello all. I am a bit of a physical mess. fused lumbar, fused C-spine, messed up thoracic and both arms have bad tendons reduced hand strength and terrible pain. got myself two recumbents to try and both are causing me incredible neck pain. I have a Vision Metro R 30 and a Rans no one seems to make a headrest for either one. I built one for the metro but it doesnt give enough support. just wondering if nayone has dealt with this before and has a solution. thanks.
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Old 07-26-14, 08:19 PM   #2
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Let me contact some folk I know of at Purdue University. They have a great mechanical engineering program and I may even be able to get them to do it as a class project for you.
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Old 07-27-14, 04:28 PM   #3
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Perhaps you should try a Trike. More comfortable and a variety of Head Rests available form places like: TerraTrike, Catrike, and Utah Trike.
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