One arm set up help
What a coincidence. I had a customer in work last week. He (OBVIOUSLY) had one arm and i later realised one leg. He was totally into his mountain biking and had taken part in various enduros like strathpuffer etc. I sat for ages discussing 7 stanes sites etc and asking if his bikes were modified in any way. He told me that Hope actually modded his brakes specially for him. He has a 165mm front and 203mm rear hydro brakes running off one lever using a T-piece. His explanation was that he could control the bike better with the bias to the rear by leaning back but if the front had any more power he found he was going over the bars.
May be worth a call to Hope
Hats off to the bloke.Posted 8 years ago
How does he fit in all the lever clamps kiwijohn?
I guess you could run a matchmaker clamp to free up some room.
My idea with brakes was to fit Avid BBs with a cable doubler and fit some longer cable adjusters for the calipers so the brake bias could be altered from front to rear to suit the rider. So the rear would apply before the front or vice versa.Posted 8 years ago
Looking for tips or ideally tips on setting up a bike for someone with the use of only one arm, shifters won’t be a problem, gripshift for front and shimano shifter pod for the rear.
The real issue lies with brakes, now the obvious answer is use cable doubler and run cable discs from a single lever. However the bike comes with hydros as standard, is there any way of the standard hydros (tektro aurigas) could both be mounted on one side, cost is an issue so no custom making.Posted 8 years ago
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