Get your handwriting made into a font. Makes a great holiday gift also. That’s what my daughter does and here is where you can get it done.
This past weekend my son, David_s for the Zombies out there, my grandson and I got together and built a 50/50 DeltaWolf/Commercial trike. The front is DeltaWolf and the rear is off an EZ-3.
This was a two day build with another day of trying to find where each other put down a wrench and running out for parts.
It’s not the intent of this article to detail the build. The front half of this is standard DeltaWolf plans from Atomic Zombie.com. The rear end is a salvaged from a Sun SX EZ-3 I bought for $75.00. Plans for building 6 recumbent bikes from Atomic Zombie.com are very reasonable at $29.95 and you can get a wide assortment of styles.
On the rear of the EZ-3 rear end is a 50 link chain with a 1/2 inch pitch. If you ever need one, Tractor Supply has them. Lucky find on a Sunday morning. BTW minimum purchase was 10 feet, I have an 8′ supply left over if your in the market.
If the weather allows, I’ll try to get some paint on it this week.
This past weekend we had a sale space at Canton Trade Days. I always take some time and walk the flea market to see what things people bring to sale. There was a very large display of outdoor lawn furniture made from old skis. I though it was really cool. Would have looked great around a swimming pool. Wish I had had my camera.
I also though that design would make a cool recumbent seat for a bike. Someone beat me to it. How could that happen? How could someone else have the same thought as I as far out in left field as that?
I’ve moved this from my other blog, Texas On The Go.
I ran across this picture in the AtomicZombie Builder’s Gallery. It is as close as anything I have found to what I want my next build to be like. Close to the ground for stability. This one even has a rear end on it like the one I plan on using from my old EZ-3. I hope to make more progress this week on my whatever it is going to be called. A Modified DeltaWolf but that name is to long and not very catchie. The name is almost as long as the bike. Maybe it will be called Long Bike.
I have been working at putting together my own oxy/ace brazing/welding rig but it has not come together yet. I may take everything to David’s house this week and at least get it welded together. I think we everything we need to build this bike for me and another Spirit for David. I want a Spirit also, but it can wait. A trike for Connor is also in my plan bank.
Here is a link to a Java Script program that calculates gear inches by David Sullivan. I think this is the final
David sent this link to a cool DIY seat for a recumbent. Thanks
Posting here so I will not loose it.
Here is a link to other works by Edgar K. Atkins.
I am a proud father and grandfather. My son built this AZ Tomahawk, with my grandsons help, after we built the Voyageur. I’m posting here on my blog because I’m so proud of what they have done.
Here is my grandson, Calvin, making his first unassisted ride on the Tomahawk.
Atomic Zombie publishes the plans from which we model our recumbents.