Home made recumbent trike - the project took quite some time to complete so there are no real pictures as things came together, but take a look - any questions feel free to drop me a line.

Step 1: All Comes Together

I love recumbents but they are soo bloomin expensive - build your own.

This one is based on a pedal shop mobility scooter - split the chassis and made it longer - lowered the seat - added lights front and back that are a lot better - put the gears in a convenient position- made a really big reflecty pole so dingbats don't squish me in their cars - - lots of little weldy, painty, fiddly jobs and we are out on the road.

picked this basic donor on Ebay for about £20 - now that's my kind of price for a recumbent trike - also a big bonus, the donor was a folding bike, wow who knew.

See ya.
<p>Hi - me again - thought ya might find this fun but cool if it was covered - check out my recumbent bike - the saddle is made from a car inner tube, part filled and squished together to form a seat, it really is comfy and you can dial in the amount of comfort ya want - prefer a hard ride, put in more air - want a soft seat, weeell you get the idea.</p><p>See ya.</p>
<p>how did you make the rear end. Where did you get the seat. More pictures please. </p>
<p>Hi - if you put mission bikes into Google and mooch around you'll find a very upright pedal shop mobility scooter type ride -- this was the donor bike, found on Ebay for about &pound;20, took some searching - - if you hunt around on Ebay you will find after a short while there will appear trikes for disabled folks n the like and if they are no longer needed for one reason or another that they are for a very fair price as half the time they are taking up a lot of space.</p><p>I cannot put more piks I'm afraid as the trike was sold about two months ago but a big thanks for the post and look in.</p><p>If you get building please drop some piks on here and Atomic Zombie or even Facebook so we can see how your project looks.</p><p>Good luck with the build.</p>

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