Inspiration for this project came from the following pages:
The $18 Recumbent Bicycle
Build your own recumbent bike, the camel bike
Why? Because I wanted a recumbent, but I'm too cheap to buy one, and I'm too lazy to build a traditional one. It may be ugly, but it's the most comfortable bike I've ridden!
Step 1: Principles and Tools of the Project
1) Buy nothing new if available materials suffice.
2) No torches.
3) No special tools.
The good news is that by following these principles, I purchased nothing expressly for this project, and I saved my MAPP gas for more serious projects. On the other hand, aesthetics and perhaps safety are sub-optimal.
The tools I used:
- power drill (not necessary, but it prevents tendonitis)
- metal snips
- wood saw
Obviously, by discarding my principles and using better tools, one can make a much better bike. I dare not suggest that anyone exactly follow my instructions; I offer this Instructable merely to give others some ideas.