Newbie recumbent question

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by atombikes, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. atombikes

    atombikes Member

    Hi All,

    I have a homebuilt mid wheelbase recumbent that I am just finishing. I plan on using this bike for a 15 mile one way hilly commute.

    Here is a pic of the bike:

    In it's current config the bike has 35 speeds due to the mid-drive, so it has a pretty wide gear inch range already. But I'm thinking I might like to add an engine to assist on the commute.

    I am totally clueless regarding these gas engines. Do the Happy Time engines require a pull start? Any ideas on how I could mount one of these engines to this frame? I want to do a chain drive.

    Another question: Would it be possible to mount a custom gear cog on the rear hub disc brake mounting holes? How does everyone mount the gear on the rear wheel hub?

    Thanks , Ed

  2. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Welcome to MBc

    If you go through the Gallery forum, take a look at other builds to get a few ideas.
    There ae rear mounted engines there to.

    All the best

  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Nice bike, Ed. Good work. I doubt you will find any easy way to fit an HT on that frame. You'll probably need to go Rack Mount.