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DIY recumbent bicycle

April 11, 2019

I injured my knee tendons many years back on a cold ride with my old recumbent. Since then the old injury would occasionally flare up. It had been a while since doing any riding, so I made this simple bike to see if my knees could handle the stress of riding again. I liked the…

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The Wheel

April 11, 2019

The Wheel was made for doing summersaults. I started by drawing a 4 foot diameter circle on a half sheet of 3/4″ plywood. The cut outs were aproximated. The chair was made from a 3/16″ thick section of poly plastic sheeting. 6 shelf brackets were used to secure the seat to the plywood. A seat belt…

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DIY Cargo bike

April 11, 2019

While perusing the internet, I discovering the amazing cargo bikes used during the Vietnam conflict by the Vietcong to transfer supplies thru undetected jungle trails. These bike frames were purposely overbuilt to carry hundreds of pounds. Notice the long steering stick attached to the handle bar. Clever! I also found this cargo carrying bike…

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DIY long tail bike

April 11, 2019

I was wanting to see if I could make a medium duty long tail bike. All I had at the time was this lugged frame Diamond back bike. Because of the lugged fittings, I wasn’t comfortable just replacing the upper and lower rear forks. I instead opted to add 7″ of material in-between the existing…

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