Design and construction (recumbents)

Discussion in 'Recumbent bicycles' started by jawnn, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. jawnn

    jawnn New Member

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    I have been studying what it would take to build a bike with as little effort as possible.

    I discovered the ergonomic angle and the seat angle that would work best for me. But I still don’t know the slow speed balance qualities of a long bike with seat set at 35 to38 degrees. Bob Bryant at RCN said that the Rans V2 is “stable at speed” in one of his rad tests, but he refused to clarify whether that meant that it was unstable at slow speeds or not.

    See my diagrams at http://funnyfarmart.com/ultimate_touring_bike.htm :eek:
     
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  2. jawnn

    jawnn New Member

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    The frame doesn’t need to be high tech, just ridged. And easy to build.

    So is there any one that has made this kind of bike? :eek:
     
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    You mean 'rigid?' Maybe try building a wooden bent? Not that I've done one...
     
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    There is one bike that uses ridged aluminum to make the rear forks rigid. But I think that using eighth inch flat bar from the rear axle to the head tube would be the easiest way to build it. Like a box that is not square.











     
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