Pictures of your recumbent

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nobrakes
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby nobrakes » 26 Jul 2020, 7:36pm

You have to stop posting these big wheel trike pics Marc, I am very close to pulling the trigger on two new ICE hubs and building a couple of 26 inch front wheels for my sprint!

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 26 Jul 2020, 10:49pm

Since you got a red Sprint 26, you might want to take a look at Jim Bolf's (RIP) gorgeous Sprint NT first :wink:

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This is/was his website: https://sites.google.com/site/jbolf38/t ... ncher-rims

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby nobrakes » 27 Jul 2020, 9:52am

Jimbo’s trike looks really nice. I read through his site once, it had a lot of interesting stuff on it. Who has his trike now?

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 27 Jul 2020, 6:45pm

A Dutch friend of him, who is also a BROL member, got the trike now. I was really glad to hear it. Would have bin a shame if that trike ended up rotting away in some shed.

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Pictures of your recumbent

Postby ONETAL » 21 Aug 2020, 12:48pm

My old VTX after respray standing on DIY work stand. The photos were taking in my workshop.
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby foreversummer » 20 Sep 2020, 6:10pm

My HP Velotechnik Grasshopper FX folder, hubby and I both have one his has underseat steering, recently took them away in the car on holiday worked out great, nice bikes
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yostumpy
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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby yostumpy » 19 Nov 2020, 12:37pm

some good pictures on this German Velomobile site, home builds too. Sit back (as you would) with a cup of tea, and hit Google translate.

https://www.velomobilforum.de/forum/ind ... rad.47104/

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby belgiangoth » 23 Dec 2020, 1:11am

Not my photo, but not my new-to-me bike

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If I had a baby elephant, it would point out that there is no evidence for planing. Then it would eat all my bananas.

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby squeaker » 23 Dec 2020, 12:33pm

belgiangoth wrote:Not my photo, but not my new-to-me bike
[pedant]How many wheels? :roll: [/pedant]
"42"

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 6 Jan 2021, 9:02am

belgiangoth wrote:Not my photo, but not my new-to-me bike

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Nice! Congratulations!

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Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Postby Marc » 6 Jan 2021, 9:17am

My new custom trike is finally ready to ride. Its build from a old 2012 ICE Vortex+ cruciform and a never used 2004 Trice Leader CroMo rear frame. Hence I call it the "Vortex-Leader". ;)

The old paint got stripped from the frame, its now glass-pearl blasted and nickel-plated (inside and out). At the front is a 2-speed Patterson Metropolis transmission (similar to a Schlumpf Speed drive) with glass-pearl blasted 155mm cranks.

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The waterproof Rockbros frame bags (€25 at Ebay) fit nicely to the 2012 ICE hardshell seat, have 2x 3l volume and offer enough space for tools, spare tubes, battery for the front light and snacks.

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Since the drop outs of the Trike Leader rear frame have the rear axle about 8cm lower than the current ICE rear frames, the steering geometry is severely altered and the trike is very squirrely with 20" front wheels. It has a near perfect steering geometry for 26" (or 700c) front wheels, though. I found a NOS set of 26", polished, Rigida DP22 rims and build a 3x 26" wheel set with black anodized, 90mm SA drum brake hubs and a black anodized, Felt 10mm trough axle rear hub with 160mm disk and Avid BB7.

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I'm not entirely happy with the handle bars and still fiddle with some options.

https://etrike.wordpress.com/2020/11/23 ... eader-3x26