Modified wheelchair brake

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

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

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.

Users 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

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
Glenn Andersson

This tip is from 2005

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Tipsare: Glenn

Glenn lives together with his wife in an apartment. In 1990 he was injured and has a paraplegia (Th4).