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    Wheelchair and crutch accessories group

    Checking out various posts I think there is a need to pool ideas together on what's out there to 'pimp your ride' or pimp your crutch.

    Disabled People are no different to anyone else. If I'm out and about using disability related products then I like to feel good about myself.

    If you have any good ideas to links for

    - custom crutches
    - wheelchair friendly and stylish clothing - tips too
    - dos and don'ts for wheelchair safety
    - whatever else springs to mind

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    Wheelchair hybrid add on motors

    This 'add on' motor seems very popular. I've seen them being promoted at Exhibition Fairs. Coet excluding wheelchair is about £4000.

    ATT add on drive. http://www.aatgb.com/solo_ad_on_power_wheelchair.html

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    Wheelchair hybrid 'add on' motor

    The Light Drive http://www.benoitsystemes.com/minotor2.html



    LIGHT DRIVE 1.jpeg

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    These aren't exactly "accesories" LT, they are an integral part of the wheelchair!
    Accessories for me, is the bag I clip on the back, the waterproof trousers for crap weather (bought at the local hiking shop) and a waterproof poncho.
    Tho ideas for making me visible in these dark evenings might be good. With going all reflective jacket. Bit o style please!

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    This is my bag on the back: http://www.simplantex.co.uk/category.php?id=1
    although I got mine 2nd hand from Preloved.
    Many ponchos on ebay......might not be fashion a la mode but beats a wet bum!

    Theres also Blingsticks and a zillion more suppliers of jazzy sticks....google away! Preloved and ebay and amazon are good if you want to keep the cost down.

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    When I first started losing my mobility, I went to these guys for elbow crutches. I was determined to have leopard print and possibly even tie scarves around them in a Steven Tyler from Aerosmith fashion (lol). They're not cheap but they're exceptionally good quality compared to the NHS standards.

    http://www.cool-crutches.co.uk/

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    Hi all,does anybody know if you can get crutch holders for mobility scooters as I still try to walk as much as I can and would like to use scooter to get about and then maybe use crutches when entering shops,if so can you tell me where to go for them and how much they cost
    Cheers

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    Loads on EBay of different styles http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...older&_sacat=0
    Shops that sell disability aids. Be canny as the item will be the same but a vast difference in price.

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    crutch holder

    Quote Originally Posted by beau View Post
    Loads on EBay of different styles http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...older&_sacat=0
    Shops that sell disability aids. Be canny as the item will be the same but a vast difference in price.
    Thanks beau,I never knew there was so much choice

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    Has anyone got any idea to improvise (or buy cheaply) something to attach a crutch/stick to a scooter as a temporary measure, e.g. when you hire a scooter that does not have a crutch holder but you can't (or don't want to) fix something costly or permanent to the scooter? I usually end up with it balanced awkwardly somewhere and it inevitably falls off when you go around a bend. Some way of attaching it to the tiller so that it can be propped up but can't fall over perhaps?

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