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    Hi all, I’ve just been looking at some mobility scooters. Can anyone advise me how safe and stable are 3 wheeled scooters?
    Steve

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    Hi Steve,

    This subject is difficult to answer. A lot of factors need consideration such as your weight, centre of gravity and where you will be using it. The size of the wheels are also a factor as some “travel” scooters have small wheels and are less stable. My recommendation is to visit a store and try some out. Once you decide you can buy online if cheaper but many specialists will match internet prices.

    Barry
    I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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      #3
      Hi Barry,
      I decided on a 4 wheel scooter and have purchased a new one. It’s only a pavement type. I did think about a second hand one but thought better of it. It cost me £1250 but hey what’s money. Taking delivery on Wednesday so everyone local to me at better watch out.
      Steve

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        #4
        Don’t forget to insure it Steve. My first scooter was stolen by some heartless b***ards.

        Barry
        I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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          #5
          Hi Barry,
          it’s insured by shop for 3 months but will insure it after this time period. I need to look around. I have just purchased an alarm for scooters, and it appears good. I know this will not stop most hardened thieves, but it may stop opportunists.
          Steve

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            #6
            podgeuk How are you getting on driving the scooter, Steve - hope you feel comfy and safe? x
            ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
            Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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              #7
              Hi Ellie,
              Sorry I haven’t got back to you sooner, but I’ve been a bit busy of late. Well the mobility scooter has given me the chance to get out, but always with someone with me. I don’t know if its just the foot paths where I live but the scooter bangs and knocks and sometimes, I feel a little unsure. Perhaps I need pneumatic tyres. I wish now I had purchased a scooter suitable for road use. Still I shouldn’t complain.
              Anyone have a suggestion for an exercise bike, such as recumbent type?

              Steve

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                #8
                Originally posted by podgeuk View Post
                Hi Ellie,
                Sorry I haven’t got back to you sooner, but I’ve been a bit busy of late. Well the mobility scooter has given me the chance to get out, but always with someone with me. I don’t know if its just the foot paths where I live but the scooter bangs and knocks and sometimes, I feel a little unsure. Perhaps I need pneumatic tyres. I wish now I had purchased a scooter suitable for road use. Still I shouldn’t complain.
                Anyone have a suggestion for an exercise bike, such as recumbent type?

                Steve
                Hi Steve,

                I bought a recumbent exercise bike soon after lockdown and it has been good in that it relieves my spasticity. It is called a NordicTrack GX4.7R. It is very sturdy and comes flat packed so I had to get my wife to assemble it. I used it to complete my Mission 5000 challenge for MNDA.
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                I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                  #9
                  Wow Barry, it looks the business - all that's missing is your Yellow Jersey 😄

                  Well done Mrs B!

                  Love Ellie.
                  ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                  Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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                    #10
                    Hi Barry, I have looked at similar recumbent exercise bikes and have found them impossible to get on and off. I’m going to try a Motorised Pedal Exerciser. I’ll let you know what It’s like.
                    Steve


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by podgeuk View Post
                      Hi Barry, I have looked at similar recumbent exercise bikes and have found them impossible to get on and off. I’m going to try a Motorised Pedal Exerciser. I’ll let you know what It’s like.
                      Steve

                      I’m sorry to hear that you can’t use the recumbent exercise bike Steve and I know what you mean. I have to hold on with both hands to mount and dismount.

                      Barry
                      I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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                        #12
                        Hi all,
                        I’m not that good with my scooter but, I decided to do some shopping at my local C0-OP. But all of a sudden, the scooter leapt forward and this is the result.

                        Kind regards,
                        Steve

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                          #13
                          Best laugh I've had today, Steve. Thanks.
                          Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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                            #14
                            I think I'll try to grow disabled disgracefully.
                            Each day is made easier with a bit of humour.

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                              #15
                              podgeuk 🤣🤣🤣

                              That has made to laugh out loud, Steve (or rather, bray like a donkey!)
                              Well, the tubs are called Haribo FUN so you just did as invited 😉 Be grateful it wasn't a red wine display.

                              I know you're wearing a giant grin under your mask. Were the staff nice about it?

                              Love Ellie.
                              ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
                              Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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