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Postby gabe68 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:05 am

this is the home made recumbent the neighbor 's kid and I built this pass summer Image
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Postby Sonoma ZR2 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:13 pm

Nice Long Wheelbase recumbent. I ride a short wheelbase Vision they are a blast to ride its a feeling of flying every time I go riding.
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Postby Greg M » Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:33 pm

Nice :thumbsup:
Is that based on ADC's Recycled Recumbent plans?

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Postby gabe68 » Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:07 pm

I did look at that plan or one on the web that was what inspired me . all I used was the part that shows how to cut the front . the rest we just made it work . It ride's nice .
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Postby Fenlason » Sat Jan 01, 2011 9:19 am

:yes: yeah.. nice.. :thumbsup:
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Postby Greg M » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:27 pm

Cool, here's a pic of my first homebuild. Number two is on the way, only slowly :cry:

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Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:13 am

It's nice to see some bent riders hanging about here too.

I ride a Haluzak Hybrid Race - a short wheelbase, USS bike with a 700 rear wheel and a 451 front. It and I have many thousands of miles together.

I just got a teardrop and need to figure out how to carry the 'Zak with it.

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Re: Home made recumbent

Postby ebutler » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:46 pm

Recumbents rule. Here are a few of mine in my album. gallery/album.php?album_id=2381
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I haven't figured out posting pics yet (now i have thanks to Kerry) :thumbsup:
The recumbent 2 is for motorizing and pulling a bikesized tear
when I get it built. :D
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Re: Home made recumbent

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:39 am

ebutler, that's a nice looking recumbent. A question though, isn't the "tiller effect" of that headset angle and long handle bars difficult to adjust to?

I rode an ASS bike for a while (a 1st generation Trek recumbent) and had a serious problem with the tiller effect. USS and linkage coupled steering solved all that for me.


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Re: Home made recumbent

Postby toypusher » Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:43 am

ebutler wrote:Recumbents rule. Here are a few of mine in my album. gallery/album.php?album_id=2381
I haven't figured out posting pics yet
The recumbent 2 is for motorizing and pulling a bikesized tear
when I get it built. :D



Go to you personal Gallery and click the pic you want to post.

Then copy the Image-URL:
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Paste that into your post - highlight it and use the Img tag

Example:
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Re: Home made recumbent

Postby ebutler » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:02 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:ebutler, that's a nice looking recumbent. A question though, isn't the "tiller effect" of that headset angle and long handle bars difficult to adjust to?

I rode an ASS bike for a while (a 1st generation Trek recumbent) and had a serious problem with the tiller effect. USS and linkage coupled steering solved all that for me.


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No it wasn't, I built the bike from Gardner Martins plans (the Toureasy guy) and it felt completely natural from the first ride. I built one for a friend and he wanted a universal joint and a shaft in a bearing with the bars on the end, absolutely no tiller effect. It was unrideable. The first recumbent that I rode was a Linear with uss and I had to work at it to be able to ride. Once I became used to it it was ok but I never did like it.
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Re: Home made recumbent

Postby ebutler » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:29 pm

Thank you Kerry. I appreciate you taking the time to help me.
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