Load folding bike into car boot
The client wishes to be able to take a folding bike in his car boot, but is finding that his reduced strength makes it harder to fold it up and load into the car. The design of the bike is such that it does not stand up when folded, so requiring three hands to manipulate it.
The client has a wheelchair hoist in the boot which can be used to lift the bike in, once it has been folded. A free-standing stand holds the bike upright while it is folded, the saddle removed and handle bars turned. The rope sling is passed through the frame and attached to the hoist. The hoist lifts the bike which can be rolled horizontally and slewed into the car boot.
Stand and rope sling
Bike on stand
Bike folded, ready to be lifted in
Hoist being attached to the folded bike
Bike being lifted in.
The client can continue to use his bike without risking damage.