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Old 10-01-2014, 12:10 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Now is a good time contact our legislators about updating our e-bike and gun laws in NYS. I noted that Michigan has a provision for autocycle (velomobile) with a roof be exempt for helmet use.

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Old 10-01-2014, 12:59 PM   #52 (permalink)
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e-bike .
Streamlined semi recumbent e-bikes will be the future of personal transportation. Funny that all e-bikes are currently expressly illegal in New York state. Even though NYC is a relative hot spot for e-bikes in the USA. Shame on NY laws.
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The chain line remains to be seen and the dropouts are too short, but it's something to work with.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:34 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Find out who your state legislature members are and send them a polite detailed letter regularly. Look up to see who sponsored bills in the past.

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The chain line remains to be seen and the dropouts are too short, but it's something to work with.
So it is a drum brake setup ?

I might have forgotten but why a single speed setup ?
It's gonna end up a tough tradeoff on hill-hability (hence weight) / acceleration from the start and top speed (wich was the target of the recumbent to start with)
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #56 (permalink)
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My first post outlines it. Drum and 8 speed.

Thinking about the rest of the frame now. I want to get the frame together, and maybe the seat, then start ironing out any issues I find. At least then I'll have a rolling bike.

I think I will have the head tube welded in line with the frame tube, as below. This would allow me to use a conventional threaded stem to attach the handlebars, and the maintenance would be with normal bike parts.


Planning on using this 1.25" OD, 0.049" thick 4130 chromoly steel tubing.
http://aircraftproducts.wicksaircraf...-1-4x049-41ag?

This would mean, however, that the headset for the handlebar mount may be wider than the frame tube, and I may need some sort of strengthening gusset or frame modification. Suggestions welcome. I am wondering if I could have the frame tubes bent into the shape of lips, with the headset being a 'cigar' sticking out of them.

I have yet to source a parts bike for the steering headset, so perhaps I can find something that's not too wide. I'll rummage through the parts bins at the bike shop when I go for Schwinn parts. Maybe they'll have a wrecked frame with a good headset.
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Frank,I'd like to see that if you have a link.Thanks!
After seeing Battle Mountain this year I'm kinda 'stoked' on bikes and looking at my 'bits and pieces.'
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There ya go, Phil.

I just found a good condition Free Spirit Dynasty with old school Shimano Positron index shifting on the side of the road today. Knocked on the door and the guy said I could have it for free! So I now have a donor headset.
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hi im looking to make something similair

hi im looking to make something similair to a funcycle.
do you have any blueprints for you bike your willing to share?
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Old 12-22-2014, 10:16 PM   #60 (permalink)
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Try the Build/Tech section at Recumbents.com

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