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Old 04-22-2022, 03:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, pretty busy lately, but hereís what Iíve done so far:

My recumbent build. This is just an Atomic copy, so I wonít act like I came up with it myself. I set the seat a bit higher than it could be, to trade some aero for handling/stability. Current frame is light enough to lift with one hand.

This one isnít a huge update, really. I stripped the frame down to bare aluminum, and Iíve bought a fibreglass kit. Youíll notice the bike has a tail: I didnít have any special clamps for mounting a rack nor were there any proper holes on the frame so I just welded a piece of scrap to a seatpost I had. The tail fairing will mix poorly with the rear brake placement, so Iím going to make a bracket that lets me mount my brake where the kickstand was previously. From there, I can make a support strut to connect the ďtailĒ to where the brake bolted in previously. This rear rack is suboptimal from a load-bearing standpoint, but Iím not gonna be loading it down too much anyway.

Hereís some doodles. Iím trying to lay out some ideas towards paint jobs/fairing shapes. The lowracer looks good, but the tailbox on the road bike is kinda bloated looking. Iíd like to use black accents on a yellow base, as the tail reminds me of a wasp.
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