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DIY recumbent bicycle made from recycled parts

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Step 5: The drivetrain

The drivie wheel with 8-speed cassett5 and the derailleur are used up front without modifications.  This worked out perfectly. I had to abandon my earlier attempt of using a wheel with a three speed hub because it needed a tension idler complicating the design.  Changing gears and braking is done similar to a normal bicycle with shifters and brake levers.
 
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