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Old 06-01-2012, 11:31 AM
Aneurin Aneurin is offline
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Default Need advice for a child with a disability

Hello to all. I am absolutely new to all of this and was hoping someone might be able to help out.

My daughter has a muscle weakness condition which means she can walk and move about but anything that requires muscle strength is toug (eg climbing stairs, riding a bike). So to date she rides with me on a tandem bike.

We are starting to look at motorised bikes and I am excited abut the idea but don't know where to begin.

She's 6 years old, and we assume that we will have to add stabilisers to the bike....not sure but assumed. I am also wondering if we are going to have to get clever on the hand-brakes.

Can someone point me at a good place to start?

Thanks much,
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:41 AM
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Default Re: Need advice for a child with a disability

Welcome to the forum. Here's a link > to a company that specializes in the design of custom built bikes for special needs folks. You might want to take a look at what they have done with pedal power and go from there. They have some very innovative ideas about brake levers, pedals, seats, etc.
Good luck and keep us posted on your project.
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