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    Default 1/2 recumbent and parkinsons

    I was out on my Warrior trike on the weekend on a group ride with a group of recumbent riders. One couple brought a trike for the husband who has parkinsons disease and the wife was on a regular bicycle. Riding has proved beneficial for the husband, the trike allays any balance issues he has. They are interested in something called a 1/2 recumbent tandem. i looked up one model called a Bilinkey and it's unusual, the front is a recumbent and the rear is a regular upright bicycle. They are looking for such a beast and I was wondering if anyone here had ever built one.

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    Default Re: 1/2 recumbent and parkinsons

    I believe yes but cannot remember who. but he was doing it for autistic son.
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    Default Re: 1/2 recumbent and parkinsons

    There are stability problems with the design, there are a couple of manufactures which make them . Personally a recumbent tandem delta or tadpole is a much better bet unless you go for a quad tandem - search "quadem project " should find it on here.


    Regards Emma
    It can't rain all the time

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    Default Re: 1/2 recumbent and parkinsons

    my suggestion is a viking recumbent or lodge runner.
    It rains almost every day here in Washington but it isn't as COLD as Idaho

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    I didn't know that such type of bikes existed. This is definitely an ingenuity.

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