Here we have my newly finished Unicycle recumbent - got bored with riding my unicycles but was never gonna throw them away or sell the suckas and as all Instructa folk know, there is no waste just material resource - - so I thought stuff it I will make a recumbent out of my old bike frame and splice the two. Started off using the small uni and it was good - nice high torque but slow to ride ( I wanted a cruiser, but no too slow ) so I used my big uni instead ( put the little one back together to ride just for fun sometimes ).
Since buying my Penny Farthing I have fallen in love with direct drive bikes, they are so easy to ride and give you back as much energy as you put in, meaning almost no fatigue on long road trips.
Purposely did not want a lay down type recumbent as the whole feet in front of ya look is not for me but this build gives perfect leg extension and allows ya to really rest into the seat/backrest.
And I really miss my old Chopper bike - this ticked all the boxes.
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Step 1: Direct
Being direct drive means two cool things - like a Fixie cycle ya don't need brakes as such - to slow down, pedal slower.
Ya get to have a choice as to how ya want to ride with your handlebars - pic1 or pic2
Step 2: Built From
And her she is - not put down the tools I used cos if your building your own ride I am sure you will use things your comfortable with and have to hand.
Liked the idea of using the uni seat as a saddle, it worked well but didn't quite give me the adjust-ability I wanted to be really comfortable and have my feet in the right position - so I made my own this was - - comfy but mmmmmm even better with an air filled squidgy.
Step 3: To Conclude
This build was never gonna be a speed machine - I love the idea of a cruiser for just moochin round the park on a hot summers day,just chillin - but hey, if I want to go faster I can just stick on a bigger wheel, who knows.
A super simple build that was a pleasure to do - plus it gave me a bit of welding practice - it has been over 20 yrs.
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