Instructables: exploring - outside - bikes - recumbent - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:35:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 No weld rear wheel drive recumbent “la Vronimatik” http://www.instructables.com/id/No-weld-rear-wheel-drive-recunbent-la-Vronimatik/
No weld rear wheel drive recumbent “la Vronimatik” - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/DJEM/HG85CGND/F3ADJEMHG85CGND.SMALL.jpg m a r i a n o This bicycle is really easy to do, cheap, and does not require any welding skills. Front wheel drive recumbents not requiring welding are popular in instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Front-Wheel-Drive-Center-Steer-Semi-Recumbent-Bicy/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Chucks-No-Weld-Rec...
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Wed, 8 May 2013 22:02:01 PDT
DIY recumbent bicycle made from recycled parts http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-recumbent-bicycle-made-from-recycled-parts/
DIY recumbent bicycle made from recycled parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/2F9I/H5IRUKON/FN92F9IH5IRUKON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/2F9I/H5IRUKON/FN92F9IH5IRUKON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/2F9I/H5IRUKON/FN92F9IH5IRUKON.SMALL.jpg amaximow As I turned 82, several years ago, I began thinking of a more comfortable bicycle to ride. Since I wasn't ready to quit bicycling I set out to convert my old aluminum-frame Specialized bicycle into a front wheel drive recumbent (aka bent). There expensive commercially available bents and conversion ...
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:19:07 PDT
Artfun station, updated 4 big wheels (blender included) http://www.instructables.com/id/Artfun-station-moving-around-the-world-/
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 06:41:10 PDT
Facet V1 Velomobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Facet-V1-Velomobile/
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Sat, 5 May 2012 10:03:25 PDT
Building a Recumbent Trike Seat. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Recumbent-Trike-Seat/
Building a Recumbent Trike Seat. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/YNR8/GYGES4XJ/FDXYNR8GYGES4XJ.SMALL.jpg kentdvm This instructable outlines the steps required to build an inexpensive wooden recumbent trike seat from 1/8" plywood.  Any thin sheet of wood could be used but I found 3-ply birch plywood bent quite well.   I purchased the plywood from my local Rockler Woodworking store.  The finished seat is comfort...
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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:48:18 PST
Building a Recumbent Bamboo Trike Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Recumbent-Bamboo-Trike-Frame/
Building a Recumbent Bamboo Trike Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YORI/GYH33G0N/FOEYORIGYH33G0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YORI/GYH33G0N/FOEYORIGYH33G0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/YORI/GYH33G0N/FOEYORIGYH33G0N.SMALL.jpg kentdvm I've always been fascinated by bamboo and when I decided to build a recumbent trike it seemed like the obvious material choice for me.  Bamboo is beautiful, light, stronger than mild steel and renewable.  It does present some challenges however, as culms or poles are not perfectly round, taper from ...
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:34:53 PST
Rec-liner long wheel base recumbent http://www.instructables.com/id/Rec-liner-long-wheel-base-recumbent/
Rec-liner long wheel base recumbent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/4F85/FG0IUZD9/F5T4F85FG0IUZD9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/4F85/FG0IUZD9/F5T4F85FG0IUZD9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/4F85/FG0IUZD9/F5T4F85FG0IUZD9.SMALL.jpg Layout This is my first Instructable so we'll see how it goes. I want to document the construction of my recumbent bicycle, herein after referred to as the Rec-liner, or more probably just the bike. The bike has a number of unique features that may be of interest to other bike builders including; - under...
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Sun, 11 May 2008 15:30:01 PDT
Make a Mini Recumbent from a Kid Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mini-Recumbent-from-a-Kid-Bike/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2011 21:17:42 PDT
Timmy Green, my homebuilt Delta Recumbent Trike. http://www.instructables.com/id/Timmy-Green-my-homebuilt-Delta-Recumbent-Trike/
Timmy Green, my homebuilt Delta Recumbent Trike. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/WPHQ/G61ASFK8/F9ZWPHQG61ASFK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/WPHQ/G61ASFK8/F9ZWPHQG61ASFK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/WPHQ/G61ASFK8/F9ZWPHQG61ASFK8.SMALL.jpg Timothy Wooi                        This is my Green & Lean HPV, (Human powered vehicle) It is made from a combination of parts available at home right from used computer chair to a kid's outgrown bicycle. The goal of this project is to promote Green Living in Malaysia to create the awareness of Global War...
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Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:41:27 PST
Chuck's No Weld Recumbent Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Chucks-No-Weld-Recumbent-Bike/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:47:03 PDT
How to make DIY Bike Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-DIY-Bike-Panniers/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2008 09:29:41 PDT
Front-Wheel-Drive Center-Steer Semi-Recumbent Bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Front-Wheel-Drive-Center-Steer-Semi-Recumbent-Bicy/
Front-Wheel-Drive Center-Steer Semi-Recumbent Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/RRDK/FJD52BEP/FBBRRDKFJD52BEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/RRDK/FJD52BEP/FBBRRDKFJD52BEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/RRDK/FJD52BEP/FBBRRDKFJD52BEP.SMALL.jpg sennomo With two donor bikes and some other junk, any tinkerer can build a front-wheel-drive, center-steer, semi-recumbent bicycle. (FWD/CS/SR bike for short.) No welding or brazing required! No special tools required! No power tools required (but they can help).Inspiration for this project came from the...
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Fri, 1 Aug 2008 18:24:21 PDT
Build a kid's long-wheelbase low racer recumbent bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-kids-long-wheelbase-low-racer-recumbent-b/
Build a kid's long-wheelbase low racer recumbent bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/ONA9/FBGW8A7X/FOKONA9FBGW8A7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/ONA9/FBGW8A7X/FOKONA9FBGW8A7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/ONA9/FBGW8A7X/FOKONA9FBGW8A7X.SMALL.jpg homba This is a companion piece to my other instructable on building a low racer recumbent. My oldest kid likes to ride bikes, too, and had to have a racer to match mine. It was a much easier build and I'm very pleased with the results. Materials and Tools Materials:One whole kid's BMX-style bike with...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 07:06:48 PDT
A $65 Recumbent Bike Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/A-65-Recumbent-Bike-Carrier/
A $65 Recumbent Bike Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/I37O/FCEILX07/FVJI37OFCEILX07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/I37O/FCEILX07/FVJI37OFCEILX07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/I37O/FCEILX07/FVJI37OFCEILX07.SMALL.jpg dadohead This is a low-cost hitch-mounted carrier for a recumbent bicycle -- for about 1/5 of the cost of the commercial variety.Ingredients:One "Excess Cargo Carrier" from Harbor Freight, $40 on salehttp://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=34313Hardware: About $25One 8"x6" pressure-...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:28:23 PST
LED headlight for Velomobile http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-headlight-for-Velomobile/
LED headlight for Velomobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/IPRZ/FCA43IHC/FSRIPRZFCA43IHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/IPRZ/FCA43IHC/FSRIPRZFCA43IHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSR/IPRZ/FCA43IHC/FSRIPRZFCA43IHC.SMALL.jpg soldeerridder This instructable will show you how to construct a LED based headlight for a Velomobile.I replaced the standard headlight on my home made 'Alleweder' Velomobile with two Luxeon power leds with two different lenses, one for a small bundel for long distance illumination, the other with a broader bundl...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 04:53:47 PST
Build a long-wheelbase low racer recumbent bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-long-wheelbase-low-racer-recumbent-bicycle/
Build a long-wheelbase low racer recumbent bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/K1K6/FBGW8A6Z/FI5K1K6FBGW8A6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/K1K6/FBGW8A6Z/FI5K1K6FBGW8A6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/K1K6/FBGW8A6Z/FI5K1K6FBGW8A6Z.SMALL.jpg homba This instructable details how to construct a fast, inexpensive recumbent bike from one 1980's-era road bike plus some bits off a scrap bike. You should be able to build this for around $100 less paint. I plan to document how to build the kid's version shown in the video in the future.***UPDATE July ...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 19:26:17 PST
Cheap Short Wheelbase Wood Conversion Recumbent Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Short-Wheelbase-Wood-Conversion-Recumbent-Bi/
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Thu, 8 Nov 2007 15:12:24 PST
Office Chair Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Office-Chair-Bike/
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Fri, 20 Jul 2007 01:18:41 PDT
my bitchin ride http://www.instructables.com/id/my-bitchin-ride/
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