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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

There are a lot of options that don't involve a passive trailer. Moving two people with the energy of one person means that hills are to be avoided. You'd struggle to get up an overbridge or short ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

There are devices that allow a bicycle to be modified to make it easier and safer to ride with one arm. Riding safely would come with practice and confidence. Trikes or recumbents mentioned in the ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I would probably try a simple Roadster (or as I know them a "Dutch bike" or „Hollandrad“): internal gear hub with back-pedaling/coaster brake (ex. Shimano's 8 speed Nexus) normal brake leaver for the ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I’ve been riding with one arm for about twenty five years without problems. I have had many bikes (mainly old bikes with the front brake removed) and a few electric bikes again with no problem. I ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I like to share my solution for modifying the brakes on a bike for riders who were born with one hand/arm or are amputees. I was born missing four fingers on my left hand. For many years I was ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I cycle with one hand. I’ve got hydraulic brakes, and I’ve put a hydraulic splitter inline. It takes both brakes in & a single line out & then into a single Juicy brake controller. The ...
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Modification for cycling with one functioning hand

So I don't know much about the disease you mentioned - but if the symptoms are caused by the strain on the wrists and hands, then I have a perfect but expensive solution: Switch to a recumbent. There ...
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Training wheels for adults

This sounds like a really bad idea. Training wheels limit your ability to lean into a turn. If you're going fast enough to balance without the training wheels, you're going fast enough that you need ...
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Looking for bike trailer with pedals for a disabled, older adult

Disabled cyclists are cyclists and so they would like some control over steering, braking, or pedaling. It's tough to design a strong singlewheeled adult-sized pedaled trailer because of the weight ...
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Saw a large bike trailer with seating for an adult. Who's making it?

Ok this is weird. Immediately after posting the question, I googled for used bike trailers for people with disabilities and found the company, Czech republic based Benecycle, it's one of theirs: (...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

Indicated in the comments and indicated in an answer, but not really covered yet. A recumbent trike or bike. The biggest difference is that on recumbent bikes and trikes your sitting position is such ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I ride with one arm / hand exclusively, and am very mechanically-inclined, and have taken a lot of time to figure out successfully how to solve this problem, and can now rip fast downhills no problem: ...
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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

I posted it as a comment, but may better to elaborate it further. I know the policies area against "shopping advice", but on the other hand, the question here is so niche, and is unlikely to ...
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How to bike with less stress on the calves

If you are using clipless pedals, then mid-sole cleat positioning is sometimes recommended to triathletes specifically to reduce load on the calves (eg). I haven't used it myself, but it might be ...
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Training wheels for adults

They definitely exist for bicycles. I work for a distributor that stocks them, they are referred to as adult stabilizers. They only thing i'm not sure of is how compatible they are with recumbents. ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

If the OP, is saying they have an injury, this could take a year so to heal, but there are plenty of adaptions to reduce load or stress. As others have posted, moving both brakes over, and running a ...
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Modification for cycling with one functioning hand

You should have a look at this: http://www.notbroken.co.uk/ The Founder ( Tom Wheeler ) had a massive crash while riding downhill and can't use his right hand properly. He adapted his bikes and with ...
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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

I care for a severely disabled family member and this question makes me really happy. It depends on your situation, how much money and time you have to invest in the "right" solution. Some ...
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Training wheels for adults

You can also opt for the 3 wheels cycle (or tricycles). Being made on purpose I think they can be more sturdy than added wheels.
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Modify a normal bike to suit my disability

The other answer already covers cable-actuated brakes. To cover hydraulic brakes, Hope makes the Tech 3 Duo, a hydraulic brake with two split levers mounted on one side of the handlebar. It appears ...
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Modify a normal bike to suit my disability

If you using a flat handlebar, something like this would handle your braking needs: Problem Solvers Double Barrel - it's a single brake lever that can actuate two brakes simultaneously.
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

First off, it's totally possible to ride using just your one arm. There is a cyclist who actually rides while missing part of one of his arms. Oh yeah and he only has one leg! It's a pretty neat story....
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

Some bicycle geometries are more stable than others, for example they can be ridden hands-free. Stability is related to wheelbase and something called the mechanical trail. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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converting a road bike (aluminum with carbon forks) handle bar

I'd recommend hitting up a local bike shop for recumbent bike options. Since product availability is pretty location specific, only this general advice is helpful. Even recommending a particular ...
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Bike with coaster brake and gears for teenager with disabilities

If I understood your question, you may want to look into internally geared hubs, it seems they are exactly what you are looking for. I thought they were fairly popular, so I would be surprised if you ...
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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

One product category that might work is electric bicycle rickshaws. There are reasonably priced models and usually designed to seat two adults comfortably. They are not suitable for off-road use or ...
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I am trying to find a trailer for a disabled adult

This by Czech Republic based Benecycle, fits the bill: (From the company homepage) I have no personal experience. As far as I know, some of the recumbent trikes by Haase Bikes can also be used as a ...
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How to bike with less stress on the calves

If you can try a ride on a crank-forward bike, it might ease your leg aches. Notice the geometry is quite "chair" rather than bike. Downside is they will be poor at going up a steep hill. Or ...
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Bicycle designed for one-arm usage?

I just came across a letter to Lennard Zinn in Velonews about a Paralympic cyclist who was using a drop bar bike. He had both hands and arms, but his right hand lacked the strength to brake or shift. ...
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