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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Building a recumbent trike from old parts - Hack a Day

Building a recumbent trike from old parts

posted Oct 12th 2010 12:19pm by Mike Szczys
filed under: transportation hacks

This recumbent trike was built using parts from three salvaged bikes and without welding. These bikes are a bit easier on the back and neck than the traditional riding position. This one also allows for a shorter pedal crank which was a concern for the creator, [Barry Millman]. Not only did he do a fantastic job of making the thing, but he shared the project in verbose detail.

It’s a good build. It won’t win a prize for light-weight design as it includes a big chunk of plywood. But it is worth the weight hit if welding is not an option. For your viewing pleasure you’ll find a short parking lot test-drive of the finished recumbent after the break.

Oh, and if you want a more dangerous cycling build, try this over-under tandem.

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I have thought about building a bike something like that for quite a few years. I want an Electric Motor on mine and a Battery and Solar Cells to Charge it though... That Peddling is for the Kids!;) I did plenty when I was a kid, but now I just want to Ride;)



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