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Pittsburgh Bicycle Maker Builds One for Man Without Arms

Recreation - General

bicycle for armless-Pittsbugh Gazette videoMichael Trimble was born without arms, but is quite capable and independent. Still, he's always wanted to own a bicycle since trying one as a child.

About a year ago, Mr. Trimble, 27, ordered online from REI a single-speed bicycle with a coaster brake and began to search for someone to customize it -- but "no one wanted to touch it. ... They told me that I am either a liability or that what I asked them to do could not be done."

And then he met Michael Brown, the owner of Maestro Frameworks - - on the North Side.

(WATCH the beautiful video below or READ the story from the Pittsburgh Gazette)

Video by Andrew Rush - Thanks to April Johnson-Shults for submitting the link on our Facebook Page!


#1 bivvy 2013-09-25 19:20
wow. so pleased for both of them!

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