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  1. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    Hello everybody:
    I just joined and have not had the chance to browse the sight yet.
    After 50 years I find myself interested in modifying bicycles.
    I cut up a mountain bike and a BMX bike and built a recumbent.
    Got a little carried away though. It's 8ft long. It has been fun.
    I first saw motorized bikes on the net and thought this would be fun. So I ordered a conversion kit from Bike Berry. I think it will be difficult to mount on the recumbent so I looked around for something ells. I found an old trike that needs resuscitation.
    So, I'm going to be needing a lot of help and here I am.
    Thank you
    Mike.
     
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  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    No problem, Lowridr, and welcome to the Forums at MBs. I'm sure you will find all of the help you need right here...but first, read, read, read. Then, start to ask questions.

    I'm sure we all would like to see a picture of that 8 ft. recumbent! That must be awsome. Also, we'd like to see some pics of that trike (I ride a trike, too.) That way we could formulate some suggestions for you in case you run into a few snags along the way...which I'm sure you will. Take care and start looking around and reading threads.
    PatrickW
     
  3. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    8 ft Recumbent

    Thanks for the welcome. Here is photos of the Recumbent. I will get some of the Trike.
    Pictures did not work.Next post has some.
     
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  4. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    8FT Recumbent

    I have attached 2 pictures of the recumbent.
    Hope I did it write.
     

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  5. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    Found the craigs list photo of the Trike. $40
     

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  6. ibdennyak

    ibdennyak Guest

    hey, that recumbent ain't that bad. :grin5: Should have seen my first tadpole....so heavy I considered using it as a dozer. Cars were crashing in to each other to stay away from me. Heck, the bus company asked if I could put a rack on the front to carry the buses around.
     
  7. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    When I get welding I just cant stop. (Only one more peice)
     
  8. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    That recubent looks excellent, and is a real piece of work. It somehow reminds me of the lines by Crocodile Dundee: "Knife? Ya call that a knife? Now, 'ere's a Knife, Mate! (As he pulls out his 20" Bowie Knife.)"
    And, the trike looks quite doable. I'm sure you will come out with something outstanding!
     
  9. lowridr

    lowridr New Member

    "Knife" I like that. Knife it is. Now I just need to get all the gears adjusted, mount mirrors and the swivle drink holder. Lets not forget the motor. Think I will need to make a mount above the rear wheel for that, or maybe a 1000 watt hub motor run on 48 volts.
    On the trike I was thinking about flattening the main tube a little to give it some stretch with a raked springer.
    What do you think?
     
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  10. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    It sounds like you just might just be a man with a plan. We should be careful not to disturb a man with a plan...I'll get back to you later, and see how things are going...K?
     
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