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    Looking for wheelchair/handcycle attachment

    Hey guys,
    I'm looking for a "used" handcycle to chair attachment such as the "quickie shadow cyclone" or "dragonfly" but also like to know of any other brands out there that I don't know about but might prefer

    cheers,
    roller

    #2
    There are lots of them....none other than dragonfly that are made in the states.... but bike-on.com imports a number of different ones I think...

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      #3
      Thanks DJ. If anyone knows of someone who has one collecting dust and wants to off load it, please let me know

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        #4
        I used to search ebay and craigslist frequently and evey once in a while you would see a used one for sale...you can search all of craigslist at one time at http://www.allofcraigslist.com/ the thing about a used quickie attachment you have to make sure the part that attaches it to the chair is not the original one because they did not work to well here is a link to one that has the attaching part you do not want http://www.disableddealer.com/clientphotos/115952p1.jpg

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          #5
          Originally posted by djrolling View Post
          I used to search ebay and craigslist frequently and evey once in a while you would see a used one for sale...you can search all of craigslist at one time at http://www.allofcraigslist.com/ the thing about a used quickie attachment you have to make sure the part that attaches it to the chair is not the original one because they did not work to well here is a link to one that has the attaching part you do not want http://www.disableddealer.com/clientphotos/115952p1.jpg
          Thanks again DJ
          Have you used the dragonfly at all? I tried a cyclone years ago and thought it was a fantastic piece of kit. I ride handcycle most days but want one of these attachables for walking the dogs or just long strolls etc. (save the joints)
          Not in a rush so that's why I thought I'd start looking for a used one, you know there are a bunch of these sitting around collecting dust

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            #6
            never had a chance to try dragonfly but for your stated purpose either one may do...I have and use a cyclone daily and think it is great... I got it back in 1993 so it has 24 gears and a two speed hub and got the second generation attachment part, after I the one that came with it kept failing... by the way for what you are talking about the first generation attachment part MIGHT work out for you...You are right about these things sitting around collecting dust. If I see anything I will let you know.

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              #7
              bump

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                #8
                bump

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                  #9
                  I have a Dragonfly and love it (no way am I selling it) you might also look at Stryker and there are a few other players - I saw a great one in Berlin today but did not get the name of the maker. The Dragonfly is great for increasing range and speed and can simply bump up a 4" curb - helps to hit it with a little speed. It is not great on hills - even after I changed the gears to a slower ratio

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                    #10
                    Hey Icarus

                    Do you know if any of them are better on the hills??

                    Thanks

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                      #11
                      Hi roller,
                      I now have a Dragonfly too… but just tested once ! (I'm waiting for my C5 Quadgrips). And yes, the grip seems poor (correct on the streets, but offroad…) , but I think the problem is not in the item itself and more in the settings. The more you can have the frontwheel near your feet (and the lower you can accept your casters), the better it will be !.
                      The Dragonfly has a lot of possibilities with its adjustable links, so pretty sure you could find the best position. But it will never be a racing machine.
                      In fact, before that I tested from time to time my chair with a 26" handbike front wheel attachement, … and the grip was not better.
                      C6-7 since mid 2002, no hand control nor triceps.
                      my website & my job (in France): Accessibility advisor www.acceslibre.eu
                      Also working on a French research about Peer counseling and Empowerment.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by robotnik View Post
                        Hi roller,
                        I now have a Dragonfly too… but just tested once ! (I'm waiting for my C5 Quadgrips). And yes, the grip seems poor (correct on the streets, but offroad…) , but I think the problem is not in the item itself and more in the settings. The more you can have the frontwheel near your feet (and the lower you can accept your casters), the better it will be !.
                        The Dragonfly has a lot of possibilities with its adjustable links, so pretty sure you could find the best position. But it will never be a racing machine.
                        In fact, before that I tested from time to time my chair with a 26" handbike front wheel attachement, … and the grip was not better.
                        Thank you Robo, good information and makes me believe dragon fly would work for me.
                        Tres bien,

                        roller

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                          #13
                          I believe that some of the German models have longer "pedals" and more speeds - Both might help but I have never tried them - they also have brakes and shift on the handhold I think which might help - downshifting on a hill is tricky -
                          I am really thinking a well designed bike with a smart assist is the way to go for hills but the limiting factor might be traction on the driving wheel

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                            #14
                            Bump to shake of the dust

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