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adult sized training wheels
My son is 17 and weighs 180 lbs. Due to a handicap he can't balance a bike and needs training wheels. Obviously child sized training wheels are not heavy or big enough. I realize 3 wheeled bikes are available but he would prefer a two wheeler that looks like everyone elses. Does any one know of a company that makes adult sized training wheels?
Posted by Willy on 03/18/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels....
    I could only give you some advice.Traning wheels are real hard to turn. You could build a sidecar for a regular bike. But I think going With 3-wheels would be much better. You can trick (CUSTOM) the bike out and make it realy fun for your son. And maybe everyone will want a ride :)
    Posted by Three wheels are better than 4 . a 37 year old Die-hard Enthusiast riding a Santa Cruz from Burbank on 03/19/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I am so glad that there is someone else out there who has a problem finding training wheels for an adult bicycle.

    I am 40, and due to neurosurgery, have lost my balance and cooridination. I feel that I am much too young for a 3-wheeled bike, and even if I had to go that way, I am on a fixed income and cannot afford it.

    I have tried to ride my 26" bike but I'm all over the sidewalk and/or street. I have hurt myself each time I try to go out. I feel that this would be an excellent way for me to get the exercise I so desperately need.

    Please, if someone is out there that can help me and this other person, we really would appreciate it!!!
    Posted by Rhonda a 40 year old riding a Huffy 26 on 05/27/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    Try www.fatwheels.com
    I just found that site and they have some interesting
    products. I have a child with PWS who has outgrown
    her training wheels and I think fatwheels may be the
    answer. Good Luck.
    Posted by Jeff Ben on 06/25/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I haven't been able to ride a bike since I was eight. I was born with a form of muscular dystrophy and ended up not walking and having no balance. Anyway, I now walk because of yoga and weight-training, but I was having the same dilemma as your son--my balance was not great. I am 34 and was looking for adult training wheels, but a bike store came up with another option: a "folding bike". Folding bikes are adult bikes with 20-inch wheels and a lower frame, so your centre of gravity is lower too. They are very popular in Europe. I have been riding it without much problem, and it's almost impossible to fall on it. If you lose your balance, you just put your feet on the ground! I'd definitely recommend this type of bike--there are many stores that carry it--just search for "folding bike" (in quotes) on the Web to see pictures of it. They are not cheap, but well worth it, and they don't look that much different from a regular bike (they're more the size of a stunt bike). If you want more information, you can contact me at infotrad5@yahoo.com.
    Posted by Traci a 34 year old Weekend Rider riding a Dahon folding bike from Montreal, Canada on 07/03/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I saw this in an ad and remembered this discussion. This company offers wheels specifically for "physically challenged" bike riders. They can be contacted at 1-800-225-2453. Hope it helps.
    Posted by RangerJay on 07/20/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I TOO HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR ADULT TRAINING WHEELS FOR MY 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WHO ALSO IS HANDICAPPED AND HAS POOR BALANCE.MY HUSBAND IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO WELD AN EXTRA PIECE ONTO THE HEAVY DUTY TRAINING WHEELS SO THAT IT WILL FIT THE BIGGER BIKES. I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS.IN THE MEANTIME LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND ANYTHING.
    THANKS
    Posted by PADGETTLAND on 12/06/01

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    Try
    http://www.bikeusainc.com/Website50301/Page_10x.html
    We have exactly what you are looking for. We sell to several rehab. centers around the country as well as many bike shops and individuals who cannot balance a regular bike on their own.

    Best regards,
    Neal Davis
    Bike USA, Inc.
    Posted by Neal Davis on 06/07/02

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I have invented Adult Training and Stabilizing Wheels that will fit ANY size adult bicycle. Very easy to install.
    Posted by Bwieland a 40 year old Cross-Country Rider riding a Reconditioned Mountain Bike from Mississauga on 02/28/03

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    • Re: adult sized training wheels
      NEVER NEVER NEVER deal with this guy (Bwieland) !!!!

      I sent money for the wheels, he cashed the check, but I never received them. After 4 months I called the Peel police. They went around to his house to get a refund, they had to force him to write a refund check. However the check he me sent bounced! I am still trying to get my money back!

      This gut is BAD business... BEWARE !!!
      Posted by Zebedong on 09/25/08

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      • Re: adult sized training wheels
        I also dealt with this (Bwieland) guy. A 12 year old could do better work than this guy. The coated strap is plumbers/exhaust strapind wrapped in colored duct tape. I had to flood his inbox every day to get my money back , over 6 months. I have photos of his "invention" if anyone would like to see
        Posted by Gregcarolann a 46 year old from Ontario Canada on 07/04/10

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  • Re: adult sized training wheels
    I, too have a 10-speed Mirage that I purchased new, on sale, for about $150 in 1974 or 1975. It has not been ridden in over 20 years. Any idea where I can get parts? I want to restore it to its original condition, though the Shimano SunTour derailleur will probably be upgraded. It was a great bike in its day. The dealer in Brockton Mass called it "The Cadillac of 10 speeds" back then. Very smooth ride, and its "1020 Molybdeum" frame was lightweight for its day. It was definitely the best bike for under $200 at the time. Great looking, too. Mine is a rich brown, lightly flecked metal look, roughly the color of root beer.
    Posted by Maskodok a 21 year old Racer riding a BMX from New York on 03/04/14

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