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Postby europa » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:58 pm

I just saw this on the old phart's forum I'm on

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To quote the poster:

The new projected is a hand powered trike…
For an 11-year-old girl that has no use of her legs.
The plan is for a 3 speeds with a coaster brake… wheels at 15 degrees… laid back seat.


That photo shows his first day's effort :shock:
Man, I must spend too much time in my moaning chair :D

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Postby Kalgrm » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:13 pm

My god, I hope she has arms of steel! :)
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Postby Leigh_caines » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Yes she has arms of steel
she's spent her whole life in a wheel chair
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Postby europa » Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:12 pm

Leigh_caines wrote:Yes she has arms of steel
she's spent her whole life in a wheel chair


May we assume your the gent responsible for it? If so, you've done a darned good job.

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Postby Leigh_caines » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:34 am

A few of us put time and thought into making this happen with my mate Bob doing the most. [He lived the job till it was done]

I was happy to see your on your new recumbent at last... stay with it...
it just keeps been more fun.
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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:15 pm

Looks like Bob, you and the lads did a grand job there Leigh, any chances of some pics of the finished job?

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Postby Leigh_caines » Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:32 am

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Seems I have to wait to do this.
I will when I can :(
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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:35 am

Thanks very much Leigh.
If you PM a link to the pics to a mod or me, they should go up pretty quickly.

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Bobs Identity Revealed!

Postby Recycler » Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:43 am

Yes I admit it I am Bob the person Leigh refers to in building the Hand Cycle. We are known as the Builder Brothers. :oops:
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Postby cludence » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:37 am

Cant wait to see the final pics. I am sure the girl will love the freedom it will give her. Well done!

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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:42 pm

Here's a built up pic of the unit. MAGNIFICENT! :D
I vote Leigh, Bob and their mates for bloke of the year!

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:05 pm

When my 10days is up I'll post a few more pics

Thanks MB for sticking this one up for us

We keep finding new ones to do
the next one is for a little blind girl
so we're thinking...
recumbent seat out front for her
mum at the back in DF
3 wheels
2 sets of granks
Still thinging and talking on this one as yet
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Postby Mulger bill » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:15 pm

Upgrade that nomination to blokes of the decade 8)

IIRC, there's been an image of something similar posted here Leigh, 'twould assist the design process.

"The Builder Bros, making cycling easy for everyone." :D

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Postby europa » Sat Jan 05, 2008 4:40 pm

Well done Leigh and Bob. What a beauty :D

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Postby Kalgrm » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:12 pm

Leigh and Bob - you guys are the best! Good on ya.

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Postby europa » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:29 pm

Bob? Leigh? How would you get on building a tag-along for a high racer?

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:49 am

We have been talking [we do a lot of that]
about buiding a recumbent tag a long...
have a few old mates that can't ride as we can
so
my thought is
2 wheels
recumbent seat that slids so a kid or bigen can ride
own grank driving back wheels
attatching low [like a Bob trailer]
so go on a recumbent or DF
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Postby Hotdog » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:22 am

Leigh_caines wrote:We keep finding new ones to do
the next one is for a little blind girl
so we're thinking...
recumbent seat out front for her
mum at the back in DF
3 wheels
2 sets of granks
Still thinging and talking on this one as yet

Sounds good, kind of like a trike version of the Hase Pino.
Leigh_caines wrote:We have been talking [we do a lot of that]
about buiding a recumbent tag a long...
have a few old mates that can't ride as we can
so
my thought is
2 wheels
recumbent seat that slids so a kid or bigen can ride
own grank driving back wheels
attatching low [like a Bob trailer]
so go on a recumbent or DF

This one sounds like a grown up form of the Hase Trets kiddie trailer.

Great stuff guys, it's fantastic that you're doing these things.
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Postby Leigh_caines » Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:50 am

Just had a look at the Hase sight...
interesting
and some nice bikes on there

I don't think any idea any of us have is ever original…. Like ever idea has been thought of by someone somewhere.

When I thought up making a recumbent that could be ridden in both a recumbent and DF position…. At first I thought no one else had gone down that road but since then I find [the net is a wonderful thing] these been a few others doing the same thing.
I love it…
The more ideas we can get from each other the better..
And the more of us that “tinker” the better
And if we can come up with bikes for people that have trouble riding df bike…
that’s great
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:37 am

Here is the one before the one before...
For a little bloke so his grandfather could ride around with him
Little bloke can't speak and has only part use of legs
but what a smile he has when he gets to ride

[img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee220/Leigh_caines/bikes011.jpg


[/img]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee220/Leigh_caines/Riley015.jpg
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:42 am

I haven't quite worked this putting up a pic as yet.... :oops:
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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:58 am

You forgot the [img] at the start of the link .....

(Best way is to paste the link, highlight it carefully and hit the IMG button.)

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:01 am

Thanks mate :lol:
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