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bikes trikes bikes (anyone brainy/clever in this department?)

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FioFio Wed 20-Aug-08 16:25:06

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misscutandstick Wed 20-Aug-08 16:40:14

yes they do do the ones you are talking about, and yes they cost many limbs. cant remember the websites, will try and dig one out for you.

2shoes Wed 20-Aug-08 17:29:34

there are loads of sn trikes out there.
is the company we got dd's from

on the 2nd of september I am going to a thing at dd's school, a rep is comming and is going to show us trikes.
if you want I could ask about it there for you

dd's last trike(a quest colt) cost about £750, we got the money from charity.

strawberryfields Wed 20-Aug-08 17:43:30

We've got a Theraplay, it cost £1000 but we did need every postural accessory going.
We got a charity to fund it. The Quest one was OK for us but the rep was rude and really pissed me off so I wouldn't buy from him!

FioFio Wed 20-Aug-08 17:45:03

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2shoes Wed 20-Aug-08 18:16:12

your local rotary club is always good.

Nat1H Wed 20-Aug-08 21:15:51

I once found some stabilisers that you could put on larger bikes - even up to adult size I think. Will have a look and get back to you.

Nat1H Wed 20-Aug-08 21:40:43

Try www.bikecare.co.uk/special_needs.html
or this www.mailordercycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b90s144p2646
Can't find the ones I was thinking of. Must have put the magazine somewhere (possibly the bin!).
Hope these links are OK

FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 07:57:33

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FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 08:03:42

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anniebear Thu 21-Aug-08 08:10:38

we looked at this for DD, as her barbie with stabilizers was tipping over as she rode shock

we liked this as it didnt look too old fashioned!

www.discountbicycles.co.uk/biz/product.php?xProd=3882&xSec=4338

does say it has the coole factor lol lol

we also looked at this

www.discountbicycles.co.uk/biz/product.php?xProd=2238&xSec=4338&jssCart=e02103bc0f1069ce6f268a67318d 9cf1

FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 08:16:30

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anniebear Thu 21-Aug-08 08:19:54

Not yet

Lol, was going to say to you let me know what its like if you get one!!

we had a go on a big red one a few weeks ao, well, DD did!

was ideal for her, but looked really old fashioned, which obviously she wouldnt have minded!

Just thought the blue one looked a little nicer and the nicest one I have seen that would be suitable for DD

she can ride a 2 wheeler with stabalizers, but when she turns a corner it tips, which means me and my overweight body and to run and huff and puff along side!!!!!!!

we have got forms from The Meningitis Trust to apply to them for a grant, but need letters from Paed, school Physio ect, so will get the ball rolling in Sep

FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 08:25:40

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anniebear Thu 21-Aug-08 08:27:05

lol, DD doesnt know about the breaks either yet!!

which doesnt help when she turns her handle bars

Nat1H Thu 21-Aug-08 10:13:52

we have one of those mission piggyback tagalongs (on one of your links).
It's great, but the backrest isn't as good as it looks on the picture. It depends how unbalanced she is. My son tends to lean to one side, especially when he gets tired, and then the whole of the back support starts to lean too. You have to stop riding and re-adjust the whole lot every now and then, otherwise he would fall off the bike anyway!
He also has a special trike, made by Quest 88 (kitten tricyle). It cost £856 two years ago!! We got funding for this through a local charity. What is your DS diagnosis? Does she have a physio or OT? They will write a report, telling the charity you are applying to why it would be good for your DS to be able to ride a bike independently.
Good luck. If I have any more ideas, will let you know!

strawberryfields Thu 21-Aug-08 10:18:22

We got the Comedian's Golfing Society to fund ours.

FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 13:44:02

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2shoes Thu 21-Aug-08 17:01:06

I'll take that as a no fio and won't email you

bogie Thu 21-Aug-08 17:07:00

Have you tried appling to whizz kidz? my brother got an amazing £2500 bike from them for free they are a great charity.

FioFio Thu 21-Aug-08 18:09:11

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Nat1H Thu 21-Aug-08 21:39:12

It depends on your DS whether you go for a trike or a tagalong. My DS can't pedal his trike more than 20 yards without us pushing him along on it, that's why we got the tagalong. He loves being on his bike, but finds it very difficult and so for longer journeys this is ideal. If she can keep going for a while without tiring, then go for her own trike. Ours has a bar that we can attach to the front to pull it along and help him steer (something else my DS can't do!) or you can put it at the back to push them along.
Hope you can make a decision in the end! It's a nightmare isn't it grin

Nat1H Thu 21-Aug-08 21:44:18

BTW You can't attach a special trike to a bike. I can't remember the reason I was given, but I did do my research before buying the tagalong.

FioFio Fri 22-Aug-08 07:57:08

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Romy7 Fri 22-Aug-08 14:03:40

will she be content to lose her independence with a tagalong?
we have a quest 88, most charities will fund for trikes...

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