Motorised hand cycle attachment

Postby Spinal Hub » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:39 am

I’m trying to get fit and I think I’ve seen a picture somewhere of a motorised hand cycle attachment that fits onto your manual wheelchair. Am I right? Is there a supplier in Melbourne?
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Re: Motorised hand cycle attachment

Postby Campbell » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:11 pm

There sure is!

There's a couple on the market- some full powered, others full arm powered.
Team Hybrid has a combined electric/ arm power handcycle that attaches to your chair. IT IS FAST!

Definately worth a look.
Have a look on the website at the Cougar; (And yes there is a local distributer)
http://www.teamhybrid.co.uk/handcycles/ ... cougar.htm

Any other questions? shoot away....
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Re: Motorised hand cycle attachment

Postby gedi42 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:46 pm

Hi, another alternative is a Firefly or a Dragonfly. See: http://riomobility.com/en/ I have a dragonfly which is cheaper than any alternative I have seen and works pretty well. The biggest disadvantage with this kind of cycle is that there is not much weight on the front wheel which means no traction going up hills. The dragonfly will only handle a slight upslope so don't expect too much. PS If you are trying to get fit why do you want a motorised attachment?
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Re: Motorised hand cycle attachment

Postby Spinal Hub » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:57 pm

Fair question gedi42! Maybe some of us just need a little assistance to get out there ;)
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