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Old 05-22-2008, 12:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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pontiac trans am - '00 pontiac firebird trans am

jeep 1 - '02 jeep wrangler
90 day: 16.76 mpg (US)

jeep 2 - '07 jeep wrangler x
90 day: 19.39 mpg (US)

Toyota - '09 Toyota Corolla lx
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tzietz - my plan is to allow for a full body to make it more comfortable in weather extremes and also (hopefully) more aerodynamic.

genkreton- 3 wheels for the stability, i cant balance worth a darn on a standard recumbent and not having to focus on balance should also reduce long travel fatigue (just my theory) also this will be a utility bike so i may have heavy loads and weight shifting greatly affects bicycles.

as for why the 2 in front, simple answer is that it has, in my experience, better handling properties (less likely to tip at high cornoring speeds) and is also easier to build.

anyhow, a few things have changed since my last post in this thread, i have decided not to go with a suspension on my first build. also i received a nice donor bike for free so i have been reworking my plans, now with school out i can focus on building this and hope to get started within a week or so.
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