Hi - I'm sKiZo!
(glad I got that out of the way!) <G>
Anyway - recent BKA (below knee amputee) due to a rude intro to an SUV while out for a weekend putt (I lost) and was thinking my riding daze was over. Worst part was sitting on the porch watching the bikes go by now that the weather's good again. Two wheels were out of the question, and though I've ridden both standard trikes and the new fangled two up front rigs, can't say I cared much for them. Started looking into the Ural T as an option, and was impressed with reviews on how they work for folk with disability issues. Found a local used 2011 and couldn't resist taking it home.
A few mods planned so far ...
- Tank shifter from Raceway. Pretty much a must as there's no way I can work with the stock heel/toe
Brake extension pedal pad (UralNE) as my right ankle is also "compromised" and doesn't like to bend down far enough to get good travel on the stock pedal. Also thinking about stretching the foot on that as much as possible to make a bigger target.
Extended left foot box (Raceway). Maybe not necessary, but I think good for "confidence factor" as I won't have to keep wondering if I left my "leg" a couple turns back ...
Also got a set of pullback risers for the handlebar (ROX Speed FX) that will give me a a better reach. (Did I mention I got a shiny new total reverse shoulder courtesy of the accident?) Not sure if I'll still be able to use the stock cables, but it looks like they'll work. Anybody know a source for extended cables, feel free to clue me in.
That's it so far. Anything I missed? The bike is in excellent shape mechanically as it was maintained by a mechanics instructor at the local state university. Lots of accessories and spare parts as well, so I'm ready to start tinkering.
Oh. Here's my baby ...