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double leg amputee

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I have a friend that has lost his legs and I thought a three wheel big would be a fun project to try building and riding for him. I have built the StreetFox Suspension Tadpole. I loved building it and riding it. Riding it diffidently puts me in different state of mind. I relax and listen to the music as I go on the trails.

I am looking for different ideas. I am not sure if his legs with prosthetics will be strong enough to peddle so I would suggest motor assist to at lest get up the hills. I have also seen bikes at some shows that you move with your hands. I am not sure I can make such a trike.

Does anyone have any other thoughts or suggestions?

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  1. Twinkle's Avatar
    look for markc threads he has built some interesting hand cranked deltas with assist
  2. Ben8325's Avatar
    Thank you for your help!
  3. Jedi Clampette's Avatar
    makes me wonder if he can peddle with his hands? I would look at commercial trikes for leg amputees and copy
  4. Jedi Clampette's Avatar
    The other thing, I am not an amputee, but wonder if his legs can be strapped on the pedals? That way they won't slip off.