The weather has been cold and my riding limited so I thought I’d add something of which I’ve had an interest. If you know of other wood recumbent builds please pass them along. TexasTuffATlive.com At one time I did a study of building a N55 Aluminum trike. This trike used an IKEA part to hold the BB in place. I though it might also work for a wood project. The following paragraph I pulled from an old post. I don’t know if these are valid part numbers now.
The last reference I can find is in a 2010 catalog. Maybe there is a cross reference somewhere. I think this is the aluminum clamp used in the pictures to hold the BB to the frame. IKEA 701.066.06 $3.50 Or one with 2 ears IKEA 600.762.85 $3.50 Suspension fitting with 2 holders, aluminium Google these part numbers and see if they are correct. George
|This is a beautiful wood frame Bacchetta Strada like bike built by BROL member “build a bent”. Beautiful detail.You can find his BROL build thread here.Here is a link to his video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMXiKw0FKhA|
|I’ve always thought this a clever bike. Easy instructions at Instructables.|
|Wood you like to build your own wooden lowracer. James Robinson of San Angelo, TX sells plans. Here is a link to his site. I am not endorsing these plans, Just supplying a general interest link to them.|
|This is another home builders’ experiences with a couple of recumbent builds. Steve’s Recumbent Bicycle Project page has detailed description of the two bikes he has built.|
|Ligneus Bikes has shared his experiences building a 2 X 4 lowracer style recumbent.|
|The Mistress is a beautiful wood and carbon fiber recumbent build. There are also pictures of “Woody”, his first wood build, on this site. Really nice work.This is a must read if you are thinking of building a bike of wood. I have learned a lot from reading his build pages. Thanks Eric.|
|ooooooooooooooooh! I love this one!
The Zelo is a beautifully designed trike by Zeloko. L’Air du Bois site is in French but Google translates very well. One of the better wood built recumbents I have found. Here is a direct link to The Zelo site.
EDIT: I gone back and re-read this site and many of his techniques could be used in building any wood bike.
|If you have access to a CNC you will enjoy watching this video by Rob Alex.|
|Dragonwood Trike by Atomic Builder Big Moe (David Moeller) 3 wheels and an old crank. Very nice theme trike.EDITOR: My son and I have built several of the Atomic Zombie recumbents. You may find a style of recumbent that you like from the Atomic Zombie plans. Purchase the plans and use the AZ geometry to build your wooden bike/trike.|
|Pictorial of a recumbent build.|
Plenty of ideas here
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Looks like an affordable recumbent. I like it.
|If anyone has a link for this, please pass it along to firstname.lastname@example.orgThanks|
|This is an electric powered trike but I include this in my collection to show some of the builders techniques. Here is the link to Rennholz.The builder in this case is using laminated bamboo. I’ll see if I can find a source for laminated bamboo lumber.|
|A recumbent by Peter Harris. I’ve not found other information.|
|What beautiful craftsmanship on this wood tadpole. Lothar Kochtokrax is the builder of this 44 lb beauty. The seat looks great also. Here is a link to the BROL thread that Lother started. Lother has also supplied us a link to his pictures.|
|Liggist has a very nice recumbent of plywood. You can find pictures of the build on his site.|
|This is a French site but Chrome does a nice job of converting to English.
Very nice bike made of wood.
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