Sunday, July 02, 2006

Wheelchair Tourer (Project name: LIME Cycle)

In addition to the electric powered attachment, I also developed a human powered one by replacing the electric motor with a hand-cycle. The hand-cycle would use a rubber belt instead of a bicycle chain because it is cleaner (which would be more ideal since your hands are placed so near the drivetrain). Main frame structure has been simplified to reduce manufacturing cost.

Pictured here is the vehicle in its wheelchair mode (below) and wheelchair + hand cycle mode (above).

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