Back From The Dead – A Full Suspension Handcycle

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So here we go, finally on with the build on Neil’s new handcycle! For those that aren’t keeping up, the demise of Neil’s old handcycle was the topic of our last Back From The Dead. All caught up? On we go… Now I have to admit I had a certain amount of trepidation going into the build, I’ve built loads of weird bikes before but never a handcycle. And after a night spent looking for any kind of instructions online proved fruitless I eventually resolved that I’d have to trust my instincts and just get on with it. Looking at the array of parts spread across the workshop floor it was difficult to visualise how it all wedged together in the shape of a bike!  Once I’d got my head around it’s non-traditional shape and reconciled myself with the fact that it’s basically an upside down, back to front mountain bike it started to make a lot more sense. Most of the build was nice and easy, but as with any build, especially on something out of the ordinary, there are always a few surprises. First up was the seat (saddle? I reckon it’s more of a seat). Due to the distraction of the broken frame e hadn’t noticed this had also given up the ghost. The seat is made up of a removable cushion that sits on top of a sheet of nylon. This sheet is secured with strips of what looks like velcro backed, car seat belt wrapped through little...

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  • Premier Icon brainflex
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    Spiral wrap! not computer cable holder thingy.

    Premier Icon ambrose
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    So many smiles here. I dread the day when I can no longer ride. My godson has always been there due to his CP. He has an electric quadbike, it takes two adults to lift it. The lasher looks amazing 🙂

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