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bicycle stabilizer

 
Bicycle Stabilizer

Designed for a cyclist whose left leg had been surgically amputated, the stabilizer allows the client to ride, start and stop safely.  To activate the device, the rider simply pulls forward on the handle to lower the landing wheels.  As he gains speed, the handle is pushed forward to raise the wheels to allow for normal riding.  While not shown, the client uses a traditional pedal cage to hold his foot to the pedal while riding.

The stabilizer was featured in the 1997 Freewheelin' Magazine article "Solutions for Disabled Cyclists". It also received Georgia Tech Record of Invention #1781.

Photography by Alan Harp