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   xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 12 03:55 PM

April 12, 2008: Pedal Powered Wheelchair

At first I thought it was a bad joke.
Wouldn't someone be in a wheelchair because they couldn't use their legs?
According to the UK distributer;

a clamp-on cycle for wheelchair users enabling opportunities for exercise or rehabilitation to short or long term wheelchair users.
I never thought of that. I guess I'd fallen into the stereotype trap, of just seeing all people in wheelchairs having the same (dis)ability.

lumberjim  Saturday Apr 12 04:12 PM

does it come with one of those big long flexible flag staffs and baseball card for the spokes?

TheMercenary  Saturday Apr 12 07:11 PM

Just don't push him down a hill unattended. It could become ugly quick.

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Apr 13 12:14 AM

No problem, he's got brakes.

Gravdigr  Sunday Apr 13 03:59 PM

I just got this crazy image in my head of a couple of kids at the family reunion pushing Aunt Ethel, 100 yrs old, really really fast in this wheelchair/pedal rehab thing, and her skinny 100 yr old legs pumping up and down like crazy.

hulk  Tuesday Apr 15 06:43 PM

Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
Just don't push him down a hill unattended. It could become ugly quick.
So you're saying the poor guy's condition would be going downhill fast?!

spudcon  Tuesday Apr 15 10:35 PM

Hell's Grampas tricycle gang

toranokaze  Wednesday Apr 16 04:32 PM

First funny Bruce. Second this is the most retarded thing I have seen in awhile.

SPUCK  Saturday Apr 19 05:36 AM


Imigo Jones  Saturday Apr 19 01:56 PM

A few bike designs for wheelchair riders who can't work the pedals themselves

Kinda a sidecar for spudcon's Heck's Grandpas:

Next, riding in the front!

I don't see how these ones are steered without handlebars--I guess just by pushing on that bar on the back of the chair (like steering a lawn mower):

Doesn't count as a wheelchair bicycle, but this bicycle taxi does seem to confirm the steering speculation re the previous pics:

Replace the bicycle taxi's passenger seat with one of these, though, and you do get a wheelchair bicycle, after all (note "cowcatcher" in front to latch into taxi's DOT-mandated safety bar):

spudcon  Saturday Apr 19 06:18 PM

Isn't that Bill O' Reilly hauling Madelyn Albright?

Sundae  Saturday Apr 19 08:13 PM

Hey. well researched Imigo.
I love the idea that sporty types can include disabled loved ones.

xoxoxoBruce  Saturday Apr 19 09:22 PM

She's watching the GPS, so they don't get lost.

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