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Kits to power a wheelchair?

Old 02-16-18, 05:32 AM
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Kits to power a wheelchair?

Hello,

I'd like to build a list of recommended solutions to power a wheelchair.

Are there others I should know about?

Even better: If you have an idea of prices, I could include this.

Over here, someone told me the Batec kit cost him 6,000/$7,500 (!).

Thank you.
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Old 04-18-18, 07:45 AM
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Here's one - Sold by Bicycle Motorworks in the US - $875:
https://gutesrad.org/
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Old 04-21-18, 02:05 PM
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Hmmm... Eugene has an Adaptive Equipment Rental, including at least one full handcycle, as well as the Dragonfly mentioned above. Photos look a bit different, so perhaps an older model of the Dragonfly.

https://www.eugene-or.gov/SlideShow....ment%20Rentals

Portland administers their Adaptive Cycling through the Bike Share program.
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It looks like they also have a few handcycles,
OUR BIKES

Apparently they have a couple of Excelerator handcycles. Perhaps here?
| Top End Wheelchairs | Performance Wheelchairs

These appear to be complete chairs, and not just add-ons.
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Old 04-28-18, 01:27 PM
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A set of wheels, each with a motor in them ,

were brought into the bike shop for new tires and tubes.

but you are 9 time zones away to the east, and across an ocean from here.
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Old 04-28-18, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
A set of wheels, each with a motor in them ,

were brought into the bike shop for new tires and tubes.

but you are 9 time zones away to the east, and across an ocean from here.
Oh, I can just imagine it...

Two, 1000W hub motors built into the standard wheelchair wheels.

Have to make sure one sits forward in the chair a bit when engaging them.

Wheelie bars on the back?
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do you want power or peddle? my uncle is marketing his new peddle wheelchair this weekend- mom and I both think it's overpriced, but... myvelochair.com
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I doubt they were 1kw motors..
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