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Elastic band between rear frame and brake track of wheelchair
Elastic band between rear frame and brake track of wheelchair

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Modified wheelchair brake

Elastic band helps to ensure that brakes are not in the way when taking wheels off or putting them back on.

Description
An elastic band is fitted between the wheelchair (Panthera) rear frame and the brake track (connection between the brakes) instead of the two springs on Panthera Original.

Authors comments
The problem was that the springs on the Panthera that pull back on the brakes fall back down when you put the chair down to get it into the car, which makes it difficult to put the wheels back on. The elastic band has to be replaced about three times a year. The elastic band has to be angled correctly, so it pulls in the right direction.

Purchased from
Sewing supply store

Idea
Glenn Andersson

Paid for by
The user

Tip is dated from 2005

Categories for this tip
mobility » moving around by wheelchair, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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