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Adapting bike pedal

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Unruly123
Unruly123 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi, I had a knee replacement 4 yrs ago & it didn't go well, I had it done again in October & still struggling, I am unable to walk far, get up & down the stairs & definitely can't ride my pedal bike, does anyone out there know of a cheap way to adapt my right pedal so I don't have to bend my knee at 90°, I can only get 70 at the most  Thank you Julie 

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  • gnmeads
    gnmeads Community member Posts: 187 Pioneering
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    Hi Julie and a big welcome to the Scope community . 
    I used to race my bike competitively so I know a bit about bikes. 
     if you raise your saddle so when you sit on it both of your feet are on tip toe to the ground. When riding your bike your legs shouldn't have to be 90 degrees if your saddle is at this height  
    . Hope this helps please get back to me if it doesn't
  • gnmeads
    gnmeads Community member Posts: 187 Pioneering
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    Hi again. 
    Another suggestion, you could look on a site like eBay for a shorter crank arm (The long bit the peddle is attached to)
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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  • DavidM
    DavidM Community member Posts: 20 Courageous
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    I'm sure we could help you Unruly! Here at Remap we helped Daniel with a similar issue. I'm not sure where you are, but contact us on 01732 760209 or visit our website to find your nearest group of volunteers. All our help is provided free of charge!
  • Unruly123
    Unruly123 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you David  I am I worsley  Manchester  I am in hospital once again, I will contact you when I get out, thank you for replying. Julie 
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