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Anyone know where to get adaptive foot pedals for tricycle?

post #1 of 6
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Bekah was supposed to get an Amtryke through Ambucs, but it looks like that is not happening for some reason. She was measured for the tryke back before Christmas. I called and asked our old ECI PT about it and she said she had called two or three times and they weren't returning her calls. :

We can't afford to buy one of the Amtrykes, so we are thinking about ordering this tricycle instead: http://www.communityplaythings.com/p...ters/R211.html She needs the things that attach to the pedal to strap her feet on though. I know I saw them on-line several months ago, but can't find them now.
post #2 of 6
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Nevermind, I found it. Here is the link, in case anyone else needs it: http://www.flaghouse.com/Adapted-Tri...ents-item-5875

Just a vent:

Why is it that anything "adaptive" costs an arm and a leg??? $78 for velcro foot pedals!
post #3 of 6
That looks like a pretty easy thing to hack. Get 2 pieces of wood, drill some holes, and put screws/wingnuts to secure to pedal. The velcro strapping could be stapled or screwed in place. Or adhered to the underside that comes in contact with the pedal.
post #4 of 6
Several years ago, I took my son's trike to the local bike shop, where they installed exercise bike pedals with straps for about $15 total. You might call and see what a bike shop could do.
post #5 of 6
I also would try a local bike shop.

We thought we were going to have to do some sort of adaptive pedals for Gabrielle, but she seems to be doing okay.
post #6 of 6
When my brother was little he use velco straps similar to these http://www.buycableties.com/product/...e_ties_10_pack to help him keep his feet on the peddles. Once he got a bigger bike I think he just used adult toe clips.
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