Transportation

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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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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High mileage trike

April 11, 2019

I had this dream starting in the early 80’s of building a trike that could get very high mileage. After years of drawing different versions, I came up with tis simple but aerodynamic body design. I was given an old Hand aa 350. Not he motor I originally wanted to use but it was something…

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Motorized Delta trike

April 11, 2019

I noticed a front wheel drive trike on the market with a wheel similar to a Unicycle, but unlike a Unicycle you could keep your feet on the pedals when coasting. Although pedaling a large vehicle this way was almost worthless, like a moped it technically could be classified as a motorized trike allowing anyone…

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Motorized bicycle

April 11, 2019

  I made this motorized bike for my Third Burningman adventure. I called it the Hardley Davidson. That’s Hardley with a ‘D’. Get it? Even though this was scratch built, the Department of Mutant Vehicles wouldn’t grant me a license. The butthead laky I was dealing with felt it looked too much like a motorcycle,…

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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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