The Bicycle Air Seat is an inflatable seat cushion for use on bicycles and other cycles, as well as on stationary cycling exercisers.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation to the pedal of an exercise bicycle to hold the patient's foot on the pedal. Pedal adaptation consists of a cast boot screwed to a piece of wood cut so that it can be slipped on and off the pedal. The patient's foot is strapped into the boot. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Handling, K A TITLE: Bicycle Pedal Modifications for use in a Physical Therapy Department JOURNAL: Physical Therapy REF: Vol 62 no 7
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To enable a child with a foreshortened arm without a hand to steer a bicycle. Made from a piece of sheet steel, the bracket prevents the user’s arm from sliding off the handlebar. The sheet steel was cut to size and curved, and wetsuit fabric was glued to both sides. The bracket was attached to the handlebar with two screws. TITLE: One-handed Tennis. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 24, Number 4, Summer 2004: p. 14-15. PAGES: 3 (including cover).
Brake Director is a one hand dual brake lever designed for use by bicyclists with upper extremity disabilities, amputation, or stroke. This inline component installs in any cable-operated two-brake system so that one brake lever or other control operates both brakes with the force and control of two hands. This component easily installs on any normal hand-brake equipped as well as recumbent, hand bikes and other special needs bicycles. WARRANTY: Fully warrantied against manufacturing defects of
The Centipede is a tandem cycle adapter intended to convert the Hand Powered Cycle, the Hand and Foot Powered Cycle, or the Foot Powered Cycle (see separate records) into a 2-person tandem cycle. The Centipede attaches to the rear of the tricycle, and it is pulled when the tricycle is propelled forward. It can carry a child or an adult. COLORS: Red or blue. CAPACITY: 250 pounds.
The Criterium Bicycle Handlebar Adapter is a bicycle accessory designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This recreational accessory snaps on and off a 1-inch diameter bicycle handle bar, which is standard in the bicycle industry. The unit is constructed of a durable synthetic polymer. It has no moving mechanical parts or adjustable release mechanisms, and gets its gripping and release force from its shape and the flexible properties of the synthetic material from which it
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To create customized bicycle handle bars for a child with her right arm approximately 3 inches shorter than her left arm and limited use of her right hand. The gear shift and rear break were moved from the right to the left handlebar. Then on the right handlebar a three-inch extension was built. At the top of that extension is a small ball and a padded platform on a swivel providing wrist support and assistance in gripping. TITLE: Custom Bicycle Handle Bars Stander. W
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide a place for bike riders to store, hold and protect maps from the elements during bike rides. PREPPARATION 1) Get a length of steel rod and bend it around the stem and bars to make the frame. 2) Cut a plastic clipboard to map-size and strap onto the rod frame. 3) Clip on your map - inside a clear zip lock bag if their a predication of rain . Author: by dogeggs.
Deluxe FatWheels are bicycle support wheels designed for use by children or adults with balance disabilities. The wheels are made of high impact polypropylene with heavy-duty cartridge bearings and inflatable rubber tires and tubes. All models are available with Standard or Large size chain stays. SIZES: Model TW1612 fits 16- or 18-inch bikes; model TW2012 fits 20-inch bikes; and model TW24612 fits 24- or 26-inch bikes. DIMENSIONS: 12.5-inch wheels and 3/8-inch axles. CAPACITY: 80 pounds for mod
The Electra Ride Power Kits are add-on power units for tricycles and bicycles designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, neurological disabilities, spinal cord injury, or arthritis. These kits mount to most adult tricycles or bicycles and enable risers to choose the amount of assistance required: total power, power-assisted pedaling, or standard pedaling with no power. The kits include the drive unit, battery, battery case, wiring, and all components. Tricycle drive units mount
Fat Wheels are bicycle support wheels designed for use by children with balance disabilities. These oversized training wheels have pneumatic tires and attach to the bicycle's rear axle. They come with larger or smaller brackets to accommodate different style bike frames, and can only be used on bikes with solid rear axles. DIMENSIONS: Wheels are 12 inches in diameter. Training wheels are available with standard or large brackets for attaching to 16-, 18-, or 24- to 26-inch bicycle wheels. Stand
FatWheels are bicycle support wheels designed for use by children with balance disabilities.
The wheels are made of high impact polypropylene with EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam tires. EVA foam is a semi-pneumatic, air-bubble filled plastic material which does not require inflation. The wheels have conventional ball bearings and adjustable cones. Wheels are available with Standard or Large chain stays. SIZES: Model TW1610 fits 12- and 16-inch bikes; model TW2010 fits 16-, 18-, and 20-inch b
FatWheels Ultra are bicycle support wheels designed for use by individuals with balance disabilities. These wheels are made of fiberglass-reinforced nylon with inflatable rubber tires. Both models are available with standard or large size chain stays. SIZES: Model TW2012U fits 20-inch bikes and model TW24612U fitss for 24- or 26-inch bikes. DIMENSIONS: Wheels are 12.5 inches. WEIGHT: Model TW2012U weighs 7 pounds; model TW24612U weighs 8 pounds. CAPACITY: 150 pounds. COLOR: Black.
FollowMeMomo is a bike clutch that connects a child’s Momo trike to an adult bicycle. It is designed for use by children with limited upper and lower extremity strength and coordination as a result of cerebral palsy, dystonia or traumatic brain injury. The connection can be permanent or the child's trike or bike can be released to enable independent cycling whenever the child is ready and capable. Once fitted to the adult bike, the connection of the child's trike or bike is easily done with no t
The Foot Harness is a foot pedal attachment designed to keep feet fixed in place and provide neutral foot control on surfaces such as wheelchair plates and bicycle pedals. Sold in pairs, these foot harnesses promote proper alignment and weight bearing while helping to avoid injuries to the feet. Mounting hardware is included. The harnesses have a sandal-like design (heel/ankle straps) and a plastic mounting base for snap on/off attachment to the pedals. The length and width are adjustable. SIZES
Foot Pedal Attachments are wooden sandals which attach to a child's tricycle pedals with a small wood piece and bolts. Velcro straps hold the child's feet on the pedals, and the sandals have a plastic heel cuff to keep the rider's feet from slipping out. SIZES: Small (model ES-975) fit up to children's shoe size 12 and large (model ES-995) fit children's shoe size 12 through adult shoe size 5.
The Foot Plates and Foot Plates with Pulley Toe Up are foot pedal attachements designed for use by children with lower extremity disabilities. These plates aid in proper positioning and in keeping the foot in contact with the pedal. The Foot Plates with Pulley Toe Up are similar to the foot plates, but include a foot strap and a pulley system to tip the foot plate to keep the rider's toes up.
The Freedom Concepts Balance Bike is designed for use to help children with neurological and mobility disabilities develop balance and coordination. The wide tires provide extra stability while challenging the rider to use their own balance to remain upright. Standard features include high rise handlebars, steering adjustment, heavy duty steel chain guard and mountain style pedals. OPTIONS: Freedom Concepts Heavy Duty Assistance Handle and Freedom Concepts Seat Back Support. SIZES: Balance Bike-
The Hand/Wrist Straps 6.5 are accessories for child tricycles by Consumer Care Products Inc. (See separate entries.) These fully adjustable leather straps with hook and loop fasteners are designed to position and support the child's wrists to keep the hands near to the handlebars. DIMENSIONS: 13 inches long. WEIGHT: Approximately 1 pound.
The Haverich Handlebar Accessories are attachments for bicycles, tricycles, and tandem cycles. Steering Lock Angle Limiter (##099) restricts steering lock angle; Cane Holders (##040 Single and ##041 Double) allow the rider to affix canes or crutches to the front of the handlebars on either side of the front wheel; Guide Rod (##038) is a metal bar that extends from the vertical backrest pole and allows an adult to help control the direction and speed of a youngster on a cycle; Arm Supports (##002
The Haverich Pedal Accessories are pedal attachments for bicycles, tricycles, and tandem cycles. Home Trainer Pedal (##060) has an integral balancing weight and velcro strap; Pedal with Toe Clip and Strap (##011) prevents the rider's foot from slipping off the pedal; Treadle Crank for Disabled (##005 Lft, and ##006 Rt) are stroke adjustable in infinite increments; Crank Shortener (##025) reduces the distance between the seat and pedal, helping to offset unevenly long legs; Foot Rest with Leather
Haverich Seat Accessories are bicycle and tricycle accessories that consist of modified seat attachments. Light Moped Seat provides good buttock support due to broad shape; Light Moped Seat (Denfeld, ##034) has a rocker- arm suspension; Moped Seat (##035) is designed for broad-hipped riders; T- shaped Seat Post (##048) allows adjustment of horizontal seat position relative to the handlebars; Leg Harness (##062) attaches to the Standard Backrest and Strap and the front of the seat; Standard Backr
The High Back Seat is a tricycle seat with a high back support designed for use by children who have physical and neurological disabilities. The bucket seat comes standard with a safety strap. DIMENSIONS: 18 inches high.
The Hosmer Driving Ring is a steering wheel spinner ring for upper extremity amputees that is designed for use on automobile steering wheels, boat tillers, aircraft controls, and most bicycles. The device attaches with a clamp to the steering instrument; the side of the clamp has a rubber surface for a secure grip. The swivel ring is coated in plastic, and has a 4/5-inch inside diameter.
The Loop Style Handle Bars are child tricycle handlebars designed for use by children with upper extremity, neurological, and balance disabilities. These loop handlebars mount to cycles with U-bar stems and are covered with easy-grip mesh.
The Low Back Seat is a tricycle seat with a low back support designed for use by children who have physical and neurological disabilities. The bucket seat comes standars with a safety strap. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 inches high.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted bicycle handlebar for a child whose left arm is shorter than her right. The difference in length between the arms made bike riding uncomfortable for the little girl since she could not quite reach the handlebar. The TAD volunteer measured the bike and the distance between the girl's hand and handlebar, and fitted the bike with a handlebar extension. The extension was made from steel tubing and sized to meet the girl's left
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a modified bike for a child with Hypomelanosis of Ito syndrome. A 6-year-old had a congenital dislocation of the left hip which caused stiffness in his hip and one leg to be slightly shorter than the other. While out shopping, the child and his mother saw a bike that was nearly the right size for the child but required modifications for him to keep his left foot on the pedal. TAD volunteers converted the bike from a free wheel to a fixed wh
The MonoMano Cycling Control System are adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This handlebar is can be attached to any recumbent trike with a U-shaped handlebar that has a horizontal support beam. It attaches to the tricycle handlebar's horizontal support and extends back toward the trike's seat. The design enables a person to steer the tricycle comforta
The MonoMano Cycling System is a leg-propelled adult tricycle with adapted tricycle handlebars intended for upper extremity amputees and others who have the use of only one hand, including stroke survivors and people with brain injury or arthritis. This system includes a Sun Bicycles EZ-3 recumbent tricycle with the MonoMano Handlebar (see separate entry) attached to the horizontal support beam in the center of the trike's standard U-shaped handlebar. The design of the MonoMano Handlebar enables
ReadyRider is a bicycle support handle designed for use by adult caregivers of children with balance disabilities. The handles attach to the rear wheels of the child's bicycle and extend up to the caregiver's arm level, allowing a parent or other caregiver to hold the bicycle upright while the child rides without training wheels. The caregiver has full control over the child and the bicycle while maintaining a vertical posture amd a wider field of vision.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted rear steering modification for a bicycle for a child with autism and global developmental delay. The child and her mother often go for walks around the local neighborhood and the mother thought it would be nice for the child to ride a bike on these outings. The child has limited balance and gross motor skills, but the mother still would need to give the child extra support as she grows. The child was assessed and then given
The Single-Handed Bike Brake Lever is a one-hand dual brake lever designed for use by individuals with upper extremity amputation. This single brake lever operates both front and rear brakes simultaneously for safety and control. It fits standard diameter handlebars and mounts on the right or left side. It comes in road bike and mountain bike styles. One size fits both children’s and adult hands. COLOR: Silver.
The Stationary Trainer is a bicycle and tricycle accessory designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. This device consists of three rollers to be placed beneath the wheels of a three-wheeled cycle (one roller for each wheel) to permit stationary indoor riding. This manual system adjusts to fit most cycles.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adapted tag-along bike for a child with spastic diplegia. The child has his own custom adapted bike but when on outings with his family he found it difficult to keep up and cycle long distances. Since he was too large for a baby seat a tag-along adaptation appeared to be a good solution. A prototype was created that was compatible with components used to modify FREEDOM WHEEL bikes, such as the U-frame, high-riser bar, and postural
U-shaped chromed steel bar attaches to tricycle or bicycle frame with adjustable clamp. Otto Bock thoracic pad is mounted to U-bar by height adjustable clamp. Also available: foot receptacles with toe straps, handgrips which clamp to handlebars, chest belt, and heavy duty training wheels.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To provide a custom adaptation for a child with difficulties in supporting herself in the standing or sitting position; which allows her to ride her tricycle while providing firm support to hold her upright and her feet in place. The back support is built from 1/16 inch by 1 ½ inch metal strapping welded to the vertical tube just under the sat and shaped to provide a vertical “post” just behind her back. The vertical portion is in two parts with a se
The Tricycle Back Support, model ES-950, is a motorcycle -style back support for child tricycles designed to provide increased support for children with minimal trunk control. The support is made of chrome plated steel tubing and has a curved plastic foam back rest and a nylon automobile-style seat belt attached. The base of the back support bolts easily to standard tricycles.
The Tricycle Pommel, ES-925, is designed for use on children's tricycles to help maintain abduction of the user's legs while riding. The pommel is made of plastic foam and snaps over the main frame tube in front of the seat; there are no screws, bolts, or buckles.
The Universal Upper Trunk Support, models 6C.1 and 6C.2, are tricycle back support accessories for children with poor upper trunk balance designed to fit most child tricycles including those with vertical and horizontal frames. Features include a height adjustable Plastazote covered back pad with fabric chest positioning belt, and a mounting bracket. The mounting bracket will fit 3/4 to 1.5-inch round or square tricycle frames. DIMENSIONS: Model 6C.1 has an 18-inch upright; Model 6C.2 has a 24-i
The Upper Trunk Support (UTS) model 6.1 is a tricycle back support accessory with mounting bracket and positioning belt designed for use with trikes models 6A.1 to 6A.3 and 6B.1 to 6B.3, also by Consumer Care Products Inc. (See separate entry.) The support is made of an aluminum column with a Plastazote cushioned back pad. DIMENSIONS: 2 x 30 inches. WEIGHT: Approximately 2 pounds.
Upright Tricycle Handlebars, model ES-900, are vertical handlebar attachments for children designed to promote better arm and back position while cycling. The handlebars fit standard tricycles and permit the child to use a vertical rather than horizontal palmar grasp to hold onto the handlebars. These handlebars are constructed of heavy gauge tubing with a chrome finish and plastic hand grips.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Use of water ski boots to hold a patient's feet in place for exercising on a stationary bicycle. Suggests using the complete boot unit from a water ski fastened to a piece of plywood to fit, and attaching this to the pedal of an exercise bike so it can be operated by persons unable to keep their feet on the pedals. Includes photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Redmond, P T TITLE: Water Ski Boot to Hold Foot on Bicycle Pedal JOURNAL: Physical
The Wheelchair Buddies, model WB1, are a wheelchair carrier system for a hand-propelled tricycle for people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury or lower extremity amputees. The Wheelchair Buddies allow a person to attach a manual wheelchair to the back of a hand-propelled tricycle so that the user can ride the cycle while transporting the wheelchair for use at the cyclist's destination. A Wheelchair Buddies set consists of a carabiner clip, a nylon strap and two o
The Wheelchair Buddies, model WB2, are a wheelchair carrier system for a hand-propelled tricycle for people with lower extremity or mobility disabilities or spinal cord injury or lower extremity amputees. The Wheelchair Buddies allow a person to attach a manual wheelchair to the back of a hand-propelled tricycle so that the user can ride the cycle while transporting the wheelchair for use at the cyclist's destination. A Wheelchair Buddies set consists of a carabiner clip, a nylon strap and two o