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Old 11-16-2009, 08:31 PM   #21 (permalink)
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...I foresee a "new" slogan: "...don't judge his recumbent before you've pedalled his metal." (ha,ha).

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Old 11-16-2009, 10:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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How did you do the joint between the seat post and handlebar stem on the two bikes?
Too bad I can't take a close-up pic of it right now. Basically I have the regular seat post clamp on the "his" seat post and another identical clamp with the bolt hole pointing forward on the handlebar stem- yes, luckily, the stem and the post are the same diameter. I cut two short pieces of angle iron from an old bed frame, drilled two holes, and bolted it together. Strap might work too but I had the angle iron so went for that in case it needed lateral strength.

Now that you have a description, maybe you can tell what you are looking at in the pics I have up already.

Adjusting the "seat" post on the "his" frame allows for crankset height/distance-from-seat adjustment.
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I think at some point you should do an instructables or something. You could become the "Dobson" of DIY recumbents.

Hey, let's over-engineer it! You should have drop-down safety-wheels where the "normal" pedaling gear would be.

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Maybe R.R. Mark II will be with the "his" frame as the main chassis with a super low seat; then the deployable outriggers would really be useful!

I want to master riding this thing before unleashing an instructables on the public.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:19 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I should also point out that the "regular" bike I ride looks like this:





^ Two seatposts welded together

Your seating position may have to be different from what I came up with.
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Old 11-17-2009, 11:42 AM   #25 (permalink)
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the thing I just remembered about that type of fwd is it really gives your arms a workout.

Could use a steering brake or something so you you don't have to oppose the pedals with your arms. (coordination required)
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You could become the "Dobson" of DIY recumbents.
I don't know who "Dobson" is, but I definitely see "McGyver" at work here! Maybe some chewing gum and duct-tape for effect. And of course, eventually a Coroplast fairing...
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:00 PM   #27 (permalink)
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no green and yellow paint?
no beer holder?
no gun rack?


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