My Second Recumbent (part 1)

I started working on a new recumbent today, because after riding the first one I’m a believer in recumbent bikes as a better design. Period.

This model will be a high rider.

The first step was to cut up a bunch of bikes into their tubes and other parts.

Then I laid out the design. This bike will use a second front sprocket to step up the gear ratio. So one loop of chain will be from the sprocket on the very front of the bike to the smallest gear on the “middle” sprocket. Then a second loop will go from the largest loop on the middle sprocket to the rear wheel.

Then I just started grinding, welding, grinding, welding…

The first phase of construction is complete!