Author Topic: Twist Grip Bodge  (Read 342 times)

Twist Grip Bodge
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:51:24 pm »
Last few months I've been having trouble with both my wrists. Have currently got around 60% grip strength in my left wrist and 40% in my right wrist. It also gives me quite a bit of pain when I jar or twist my right wrist.

When riding a conventional road bike, I'm unable to ride on the hoods, climb when out of the saddle or brake heavily. Riding on the drops is VERY painful. After a couple of hours riding, wrists start to ache badly.
Still awaiting confirmation from a specialist , but my G.P. tells me that it's wear-related osteoarthritis.
 
I own a recumbent trike with disk brakes and under-seat steering. Using the trike puts very little stress on my wrists, but the problem is that the rear derailleur is operated by a twist grip. I just lack the ability to change gear as it's too painful.

Had a think about it, and on a day when the pain wasn't too bad, I bodged a new gear lever.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43412024@N03/25073494617/in/dateposted-public/

I used a plastic clip from a back light, a long bolt and a piece of tube. Gear changing is now pain free  :thumbsup:

Edit. Even though I keep trying to put the link in an img. I still can't get the photo to show.  :(
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.

Kim

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Re: Twist Grip Bodge
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2018, 02:49:23 pm »
It needs to be the URL of the image itself, not the URL of a webpage containing the image.

[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4759/25073494617_3dafd07ea6_z.jpg[/img] would work.

If you use flickr's share button, it'll generate BBcode to do this for you:

IMG_20180127_144936835 by John Bladon, on Flickr


Nice bodge.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Twist Grip Bodge
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 03:36:24 pm »
Thanks Kim. Much appreciated. :thumbsup:
I don't want to grow old gracefully. I want to grow old disgracefully.