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I would like to get some advice regarding my wife who is now disabled but use to enjoy biking. Sylvia lost both arms above her elbows in an accident. We both love biking but it is not possible for her at this time and as a result I very rarely go out on my bike. It doesn't feel right if I go out doing something that she enjoys but can't do. I am fairly confident she can get back on the road using a tadpole style recumbent.

I have pretty much figured out shifting gears and braking but steering is still a big problem. Is there a trike or tadpole style bike that is steered by shifting the rider's weight?
 

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I have seen pictures of a tandem that had a recumbent front end and a "normal" bike behind.

It may have been custom? But here's what I'm talking about: http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/pino.shtml
http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/pino_race.shtml
http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes/tandems/index.htm

There also seems to be some recumbent/recumbent tandems that would work as well if you are interested in a recumbent as well.
(just search google for "recumbent tandem")

Doesn't solve the problem if she wants to ride alone, but that's the best I can do with my experiences. Good luck to you both!
 

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CougarTrek said:
I have seen pictures of a tandem that had a recumbent front end and a "normal" bike behind.

It may have been custom? But here's what I'm talking about: http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/pino.shtml
http://www.kinetics.org.uk/html/pino_race.shtml
http://www.angletechcycles.com/bikes/tandems/index.htm

There also seems to be some recumbent/recumbent tandems that would work as well if you are interested in a recumbent as well.
(just search google for "recumbent tandem")

Doesn't solve the problem if she wants to ride alone, but that's the best I can do with my experiences. Good luck to you both!
Thanks, that bike is the Hase Pino. I am very familiar with that bike as it is one option we had contemplated. First problem with the Pino is it's price. At $4500 - $5000 for a base model it is way too pricey for us. Second: as you mentioned, she would not be able to ride alone.

Thanks for your input anyway:)
 

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This kind of thread is why RBR rocks. . .

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