Category: Cycling

Modified Bicycle Handlebar

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---- 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 hand at a comfortable distance. The extension was welded to the original handlebar and painted white to match the rest of the handlebar frame, then neatly finished with a bright blue grip to match the color of the bike frame. The extension can be cut off when the girl outgrows the bike so the bike will return to its original state. TITLE: A New Handlebar for Elise. JOURNAL: TAD Journal. REF: Volume 33, Number 1, 2013: p. 6. PAGES: 2 with cover.

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07/18/2013
Modified Bicycle Handlebar

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Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD)
Technical Aid To The Disabled (TAD) Organization Type: 
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TAD is a charity organisation that has the authority to fundraise. TAD uses volunteers dedicated to the design, construction and provision of aids for people with disabilities. Members of TAD provide a resource pool comprising a range of design, engineering, rehabilitation, computer, therapy and other professional and technical skills. Aids custom-designed by TAD volunteers are described in the TAD Journal.
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Email address: tad@tadnsw.org.au
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http://www.tadnsw.org.au
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Therapeutic Aids