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Think different: forget the bike, get a chair. A big comfy one. Build a recumbent frame to go under and ride in style!
Nibble up your leather
This takes time and guesswork. Measure things like your legs, a bit of giggling. Made up a 2" pine mock up and chopped up some junk bikes... MTB for ...
Actually Julian did this for me. I'm a bit wooden. He copied my pine pattern behind in 2" square section steel. V solid. the clamps are trying to gu...
This has to be very strong.
I just guessed rake angle - the human eye is a wonderful thing. In the end I can almost ride it no hands...
Yep, it works. Two and half old chains....
Together, so I can take into two for easy transport.
No huge precision required. It just has to work, be strong and look pretty on top.
So the thing doesn't wobble... and goes together / comes apart quick.
Castors are a very very bad idea. But the leather takes a scraping - ask any biker. So here's a bit of scrap oak. The fuel line is a tilt device - ...
Can pull them out or replace..
The 18" was replaced by 20" front end with v-pull brakes. This improves ride height and helps pull up. You have to pay for real comfort, and this sad...
Armchair or bike - you decide.
41" inches wide. For less than a Double-sprung Gel Comfort saddle.
My other bike is an armchair.
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What would look kewl, (if it didn't add too much weight) would be to use the side lever, and some of the mechanism from a recliner foot rest, to put down either the "skid" pipes, or wheeled "landing" gear. Then as youy come to a stop, you could reach over and pull the lever, just as you come to a stop, still upright...
Posted:Apr 29, 2008
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