Quite literally! I finally got my hand back from Hanger last week after they finished drilling a hole in it so I could insert a locking pin. The plan is to use it for weight training and bike riding…so I thought I’d give it a test ride.
I inserted the locking pin so that the hand was locked closed (I’d measured it before they drilled the hole to ensure the hand would fit over the handlebar). I then threaded the hand over the end of the handle bar and I was off. It worked pretty well. I’ll need to experiment a little with the angle of the hand since when riding there was pressure on the outer side of my arm, but it worked!
I also tried riding with the harness on and not using the locking pin, wasn’t too bad but the cable restricted my movement some and I had to keep constant pressure on it to keep the hand gripping the handlebar. The benefit being that if I fall off I wouldn’t still be attached to the bike since the hand would release.
The next step is to get the gear changer moved from the left side to a twist changer on the right, that way I will have access to both deraileurs on one side. I may also get both brake cables routed to one lever, TRS have a special lever just for this purpose.