Pictures of your recumbent

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lukehall
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby lukehall » 5 May 2015, 11:17pm

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[XAP]Bob
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 5 May 2015, 11:48pm

Image no worry - probably ends drop box to be logged in...
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 May 2015, 5:50pm

Worry is iOS for showing btw.

It needs a Dropbox login to view...
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby lukehall » 6 May 2015, 7:12pm

hopefully that now works

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 May 2015, 7:51pm

Yep. Interesting side bags...
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby BlackPanther » 16 May 2015, 6:31pm

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The photobucket images don't work !!!

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 16 May 2015, 6:50pm

Is that new BP?

I ought to grab a shot of mine before I start modding it....

Ordered a dynamo hub for the rear and a new hub for the front, both take centre lock discs.
I tend to enclose the rear wheel after building, maybe with red abs though - since I have a red tail box :)

Also a toplight line small (really tiny rear light) and a Lyt for the front.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Indeboat » 23 May 2015, 6:07pm

Hello Everyone
Just finished making my Atomic Zombie Warrior Trike(4 Weeks),done about 120miles on it at the moment,slight tweakes to the seat and cutting some weight off bolts, pulleys and the seat.
Rides very nicely ,Shimano XT 9 speed setup, triger shifters work very well and ergonomicaly spot on.
Avid hydraulic discs.
In my haste to build the trike i bought 20" rims and disc hubs from the USA ,but did not realise that there are two types of 20" rims :oops:
Bought stainless spokes from the UK and built the wheels
My rims are 451 ,but with the Shwalbe Durano tyres it works very well.
The seat closed cell foam is a bit on the hard side so i have removed small amounts from contact areas, also mounted the rear of the seat via a rubber shock absorber bush(works very well).
Hope to get out to Ely for a ride next week.
Richard

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby squeaker » 23 May 2015, 7:34pm

Indeboat wrote:In my haste to build the trike i bought 20" rims and disc hubs from the USA ,but did not realise that there are two types of 20" rims :oops:
Bought stainless spokes from the UK and built the wheels
My rims are 451 ,but with the Schwalbe Durano tyres it works very well.
The seat closed cell foam is a bit on the hard side so i have removed small amounts from contact areas, also mounted the rear of the seat via a rubber shock absorber bush(works very well).

Nice work :) Now't wrong with 451 rims, especially with Durano's and no suspension ;) IIRC Speedys use rubber mounted seats too, so you are in good company 8)
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby [XAP]Bob » 24 May 2015, 8:38am

451 is ok, less choice of tyre, but there is still choice.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Geoff.D » 24 May 2015, 8:53am

Nice job. I'm impressed.

I'd be interested to know what idlers you used, since I have to replace mine sometime soon

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Cunobelin » 24 May 2015, 9:54am

Geoff.D wrote:Nice job. I'm impressed.

I'd be interested to know what idlers you used, since I have to replace mine sometime soon



The "ultimate" idlers are the Terracycle ones through Icletta

However home made can be easy....

If you have the engineering skills then cutting a track on a skate board wheel is adequate, otherwise there are commercial ones available in all sorts of sizes

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Geoff.D » 24 May 2015, 10:28am

Cunobelin wrote:The "ultimate" idlers are the Terracycle ones through Icletta

However home made can be easy....

If you have the engineering skills then cutting a track on a skate board wheel is adequate, otherwise there are commercial ones available in all sorts of sizes


Thanks, Conobelin.
I've seen the price of the Terracycle ones.....ouch!
I've seen descriptions of how to make your own from skate board wheels, and had decided to do this.
But, on seeing the ones on the photo (which look commercially made), I was wondering about the source. Perhaps I'd better get googling.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Indeboat » 24 May 2015, 11:17am

Morning All and thanks for the comments. :D
The idlers are from ebay , item number 161037946598. £8.25 each free delivery.other sizes are available.
90mm Round Grove-nylon pulley C90-10B,as received they are a bit heavy and i took some off the sides and drilled a few holes in them.
They run extremely well and very quite.
Richard

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Geoff.D » 24 May 2015, 11:42am

Thanks, Richard. I'll certainly have a look.