Transportation

Burningman trike

April 12, 2019

My first motorized trike was made for my first Burningman experience back in 2000. I used a 3 hp Briggs and Stratton motor with belt drive. This went to a 12″ pulley which drove a 13 tooth sprocket to my rear 6 speed cluster. It could easily carry 3 people, and it topped out at…

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MWB recumbent

April 12, 2019

Of all my recumbent bike I made, this was my favorite. I later turned it into a 3 speed with drum brakes up front, then added pontoons for a kinetic race. A young next-door-neighbor boy was dying to have a bike just like mine, so I put this together using his old BMX bike and…

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MWB recumbent bike

April 12, 2019

This was my third recumbent build. I wanted to keep the design simple, yet compact. I first ordered a King Cycle recumbent bike seat, but found this too flimsy for my liking. I found this old plastic dining chair and used it for several years. I shouldn’t have cut the sides down, as they turned…

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Aluminum SWB recumbent bike

April 12, 2019

This recumbent weighed in at 25 pounds. The main boom was made using 2″ aluminum tubing. To eliminate stress on the aluminum frame I placed the seat mounds directly over the steering tube and rear wheel stays. The crank length was adjustable, but often the hose clamps used to secure the crank tube would fail…

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Micro push bike

April 12, 2019

This prototype was my version of a modern micro Hobby Horse. It was intended for short trips to the bus stop, train station or subway. Unfortunately the seat put undue pressure on one’s prostate area. A later version would have included a poly suspension on the rear arm, also having the steering tube and rear…

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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. I also found this cargo carrying bike on the internet. It was made from found material by a homeless man. I envision a time in the future when a…

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Recumbent scooter

April 11, 2019

This was the third of my stand-up scooter recumbent conversions. This Zooma was built a bit cheaper than the Goped. The Goped had single forks for easy access to the wheels in case of a flat, and it had a big rear disk brake. The Zoom however had dual drum brakes on both wheels, rear suspension…

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Recumbent Goped

April 11, 2019

    This was the second time I turned a stand-up scooter into a recumbent scooter. I cut the Goped in two and welded on an 11″ extension. I shortened the steering column, added rake to the single front fork and added an extended tube for the foot peg ‘T’ bar. A seat post was…

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