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Category: Bike

Keywords: ride bike with a prosthetic arm; riding bike with a prosthetic arm; how to ride a bike after arm amputation; riding a bike with a prosthetic hand; bicycle riding with prosthesis;

Gerber 1981 road bike [howto: full list of conversion items, for use with Mert hand / prosthetic]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Gerber 1981 road bike [howto: full list of conversion items, for use with Mert hand / prosthetic]; published July 1, 2013, 06:29; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=1801.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571443076, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Gerber 1981 road bike [howto: full list of conversion items, for use with Mert hand / prosthetic]}}, month = {July},year = {2013}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=1801}}


Below, I post a few comments about buying and tweaking a Gerber 1981 road bike for usage with left hand and right sided Mert hand. Previous posts cover the brake lever and putting the Mert hand to use.

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Mert Lawwill prosthetic bicycle riding hand [setup, first test ride]

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mert Lawwill prosthetic bicycle riding hand [setup, first test ride]; published December 25, 2011, 21:15; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=517.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571443076, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mert Lawwill prosthetic bicycle riding hand [setup, first test ride]}}, month = {December},year = {2011}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=517}}


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If you look for more tips about modifying / using a bicycle with a below elbow amputation, check links regarding "bike" (LINK), "biking" (LINK), and "bike mods" (LINK). There is a longer article in German regarding bicycle modification (LINK).

I recently got a Mert Lawwill bike hand and after I found time to fix my bike, mount new tubes and get the Mert hand going, I immediately went for a test ride to see how it'd go.

It is safe to say that there were two improvements for my prosthetic within the last twelve months that definitely knocked the bottom out in terms of empowerment - one was the winter / cold weather modification where I installed mounting heating elements into the socket.

And the second one is the bike riding hand.

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Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX gear switches and arm rest

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX gear switches and arm rest; published April 26, 2008, 10:39; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571443076, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX gear switches and arm rest}}, month = {April},year = {2008}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=7}}


If you look for more tips about modifying / using a bicycle with a below elbow amputation, check links regarding "bike" (LINK), "biking" (LINK), and "bike mods" (LINK). There is a longer article in German regarding bicycle modification (LINK).

My bicycle modifications were installed by the tech wiz bike shop CYCLE SHARK in Zuerich. They took time and knowhow and could have taken this even further. I required gear switch modifications. And they threw in an arm rest.

This is the first in a series of posts related to bikes and biking.

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Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX - brake lever and force distributor

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Wolf Schweitzer: Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX - brake lever and force distributor; published April 26, 2008, 09:43; URL: https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=5.

BibTeX: @MISC{schweitzer_wolf_1571443076, author = {Wolf Schweitzer}, title = {{Technical Below Elbow Amputee Issues - Mountain Bike Giant 870 ATX - brake lever and force distributor}}, month = {April},year = {2008}, url = {https://www.swisswuff.ch/tech/?p=5}}


I ride my bike with limited right sided support (no support if I don't wear the prosthesis). In essence I need adaptation for one handed bicycle control, for one handed bicycle braking and for one handed gear switching / control (in my instance, left handed). Because of that, I need good brake control.

This is the first in a series of posts related to bikes and biking.

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