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Adaptive relates to bicycles or trikes that are modified or adapted for use by peoples with disabilities or injuries.

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What kind of handlebar is this? Why is it not symmetric?

I recently saw a video in some social network where a person is replacing a handlebar on an MTB. Both the old and new bars have one side bent upwards and one side bent downwards. What is the purpose ...
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Adaptative Pedal or crank for a handicap user

I encountered a person with a disability in one leg. They are unable to control their ankle/heel movement. They are unable to maintain their foot parallel to the floor at the top of the pedal stroke (...
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How can I learn cycling with polio in my right leg?

I'm a 20 yrs old boy with polio in my right leg, and due to this fact I never tried to learn to ride a bike. But now I want to give it a go, but since I have no one to teach me (I have no friends or ...
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Suggestions for braking with severe osteoarthritis in both hands

I have severe osteoarthritis in both my hands and have had to give up cycling as I am unable to squeeze the brakes for safety. Are there any available options for braking, as I would like to get back ...
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Can an upright bicycle be modified to deal with deteriorating balance?

I am a 70-year-old, 5'3" woman in good health---my knees are a little achy at times. I want to ride around the neighborhood and do errands. I haven't ridden my bike in a long time because I am ...
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Does a bike exist that is both very light and does not need to be ridden in a hunched over position?

I have a spinal injury that prevents me from lifting anything heavier than about 10 lbs (4.5 kg), and prevents me from being in a hunched over position, without causing myself extreme and lingering (...
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Modify a normal bike to suit my disability

I am disabled in my right arm (Brachial Plexus) I would like to improve my comfort on my bike.I would also to know about the braking system fitted on one side.
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Road bike handle bar adjustment to one weaker and shorter arm

I have Erbs Palsy causing my left arm to be shorter and weaker than my right arm. Can the handle bars of a road bike be adjusted to accommodate this or is there another resolution I can consider?
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Modification for cycling with one functioning hand

My dad loves cycling, however he has dystonia which reduces control of the muscles in his hands. He can still cycle, however this becomes very painful after a moderate period of time due to gripping ...
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Adaptive seats because of Total Knee Replacement

After TKR (total knee replacement) have a difficult time in foot placement on pedal, my right foot falls in middle due to range of motion? Any ideas or suggestions? I thought if I found a seat that ...
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Adjusting bike fitting to cope with FAI (hip deformity)

After many years in the saddle (as a casual rider only) I am currently unable to ride to due a problem with my hips. I just got the X-rays back and it seems I have a "pincer" deformity on both hips ...
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Training wheels for adults

I'm new and just found this site and look forward to being able to contribute where appropriate. I am a stroke survivor and trying to do my best to stay in shape despite my limitations. I want to ...
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Looking for bike trailer with pedals for a disabled, older adult

Is there a way to have a pull-along bike trailer w/pedals (similar to the child sized trailer in the pic above) -- but sized for a disabled adult?
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converting a road bike (aluminum with carbon forks) handle bar

I am coming off of a 10 year break from cycling due to a horrible auto accident. I have back issues and have the following questions: Would converting or modifying my existing handlebar help? What ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I badly fractured my shoulder in a car accident and have limited mobility in my right arm after the repair. Is there a way for me to safely bicycle on city streets with one arm? Can I modify my ...
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Bicycle design for a crooked hip

One of my hips turns out a bit more than it ‘ought’ to. It doesn't affect my walking, but on a bicycle it means that my knee on that side must transmit force at an unnatural angle. It was less of a ...
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Convert Recumbent to Handcycle?

Has anyone ever successfully converted a recumbent bicycle or tricycle to hand-powered? How? What are the major obstacles to overcome?
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Setting up a bicycle for someone with restricted knee articulation

My father, now in his 70's, had a left knee replacement several years ago. He has limited movement in that knee - probably about 85 degrees on a good day. His knee can extend fully, but cannot bend as ...
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