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Ashley's Dad
06-18-2007, 03:18 PM
Does anybody here ride one? I've been riding a regular bike and it's really getting to my back and groin area even though it does have a gel seat. I've been considering a recumbent trike and wondered if anyone here does?...


angienewton
06-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Nope haven't tried one but I have tested one of the stationaryrecumbent bikes at the sports store and LOVE it! It's on my wish list for sure (not quite sure we have enough room for one but I really would like to invest in one).

Ashley's Dad
06-21-2007, 08:16 PM
After much research and seeing it's hard to find a good recumbent trike for less than $1000, I have decided to buy some plans and build my own! I read where people have lost lots of weight, got in shape and enjoy cruising around on them in comfort. Even the elderly and physically challenged!

It ought to be a fun and interesting project smileys/smiley4.gif


angienewton
06-22-2007, 04:05 AM
Very cool, Charliehttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif

Let us know how that goes!

Ashley's Dad
06-22-2007, 04:27 AM
Here she is! The Thunderbolt MK II. Plans cost $25...

http://www.hellbentcycles.com/ST%2020%20side%20view.jpg


Much more slick than my previous homebuilt from May 2005 don't you think?

http://www.manytracks.com/Recumbent/images/littleTrike6.jpg

That old one I threw together form old bike parts and some tubing. It was dreadfully heavy at around 65 pounds, was hard to steer and was pretty dang scary unstable going down hills with curves!

The new one will weigh around 31 pounds and is supposed to be stable even cornering at high speeds. Nobody around where I live owns one of these, heck there isn't even a dealership of any model in Arkansas that I can find! I guess they cost so much because all of them are custom built by a few builders.

Maybe I'll get in good shape and even start building them for people smileys/smiley4.gif

Edited by: Ashley's Dad

Mamiof3
06-22-2007, 04:54 AM
I know I don't usually post heresmileys/smiley36.gif
Just wanted to say "Can you say traveling salesman" I see room in the back for a Tote filled with sales material.

Great pictures! I'll have one of each and mine in blue pleasesmileys/smiley20.gif
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Ashley's Dad
06-22-2007, 05:21 AM
smileys/smiley38.gif Hey I had not thought of that Susanna...The Candle Cart smileys/smiley36.gif

ETA...had to remove my product name from this folder...sorry! The recumbent trike idea is to actually get in shape by exercise and getting out from in front of this monitor!
Edited by: Ashley's Dad

angienewton
06-22-2007, 09:04 AM
Ohhh lookie at that cool trike! LOVE IT! Now hubby will be sorry I saw it when I ask him to build me onehttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif

Susanna and Charlie: The Candle Cart...very cute and what a neat ideahttp://forum.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif

Velvetsky
06-22-2007, 11:07 AM
Charlie I posted about a different type of bike called the "Trikke" http://www.wahm.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=396114 in this folder that you have to stand up and it works your whole body while riding. I think I like yours though..looks more relaxing sitting there and just peddling instead of standing. LOL! I want one!smileys/smiley36.gif
Edited by: Velvetsky

OrangeSmoke20
06-22-2007, 06:36 PM
Charlie that bike LOOKS COOL! I already have my husband doing several projects orI would hit him up to build me one of thosehttp://www.wahm.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif
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Ashley's Dad
06-24-2007, 08:05 AM
I can't wait to get the plans and start building it! In case anyone else would be interested, the plans are available from Ricky Horwitz directly...

http://www.hellbentcycles.com/order_plans.htm



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