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Man adapts bicycle so that arm amputee can ride

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-06-06 10:43

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Abe Harris was born without arms. He started to feel that his prosthetics were more of an imposition rather than a solution. So, when he was 16, he learned to drive without them.

In 2011, his daughter was starting to ride a bicycle and Abe wanted to join her. “When she got faster. I needed a way to stay with her”, he confessed. But Abe couldn’t ride bicycles because of the traditional handlebars.

That’s when he met Ray Riley, a retired engineer who volunteers with the charity May We Help (an organisation that develops gadgets to increase the autonomy level of disabled people).

With Abe’s help, Ray was able to do modify a 2-speed bicycle by extending the handlebars and alter the coaster brakes. This way, it could be controlled with a person’s leg and trunk of the body.

“This is awesome. Ray listened to my needs and was very helpful. Ray gave me a dependable product that I will be able to use for the rest of my life”, Abe said.

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Ray Riley, from the USA, adapted, in 2011, a bicycle so that Abe Harris, an amputee, would be able to ride his bike with his 3-year-old daughter.

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