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Viking recumbent tandem trike Canadian style

Here’s a pic of my completed Viking recumbent tandem trike Canadian style.

~  Mike Walsh, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

The Viking is a very unique tandem trike that includes an independent transmission system that allows one rider to stop pedaling without affecting the other. The Viking Tandem Trike uses commonly available 20mm disc brake hubs, so there are no hard-to-find or overly expensive components needed. The frame is completely made of square steel tubing, and everything else on the Viking Trike can be found at bicycle shops or hacked from scrap bicycles.

The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Viking Trike without requiring previous bike building experience or specialized tools and skills. The plan is laid out in a format that makes customization or alternate parts usage a breeze, so you will certainly be able to include your own imagination in the process of building a recumbent trike.

If you have been eying up those expensive imported tandem trikes, but think $8000 is a bit too steep of a price tag, then get out your tools and build it yourself! For thousands of dollars less than the price of a basic tadpole trike, you can create your very own tandem trike that will rival many of the factory built machines available.

Cool new recumbent chopper trike –


Recumbent bikes and trikes from Slovakia

Someone really likes to build bikes!

Mike’s first homebuilt bike – StreetFox recumbent tadpole trike

Thank you Brad and Kat for your hard work.  ~ Mike Gilkison, Lexington, Kentucky

Looking  great, Mike. Didn’t take you very long to build it. Nice job on your first homemade bike!

Motorized StreetFox recumbent tadpole trike

My motorized StreetFox recumbent tadpole trike:

Marauder recumbent lowracer build blog – builders forum

I’ve been out giving this bike a good testing and will do a report in due course.

I’m finding a few minor things I need to do. One of these was to adjust the pedal position out a bit. Easily done. Another is to alter the handlebar’s. I’m not quite satisfied but can’t yet decide what I want to do. I want to lower them but then they need to be closer to miss my knees and they are too close anyway for my liking. Decisions decisions.

One decision I had to make was what to do about the long length of chain flopping about and the noise from the chain guide (ie., derailleur), No matter what I did it would rub or move because I had it mounted with the guide pulley bolt.

This all came to a head when one of the little idlers disintegrated while out on a ride. I don’t think burning off roadies had anything to do with it but maybe it was the punishment for that.

Anyway I decided to go with simplicity and use a chain tube. I’ve had good luck with them.
The photos shows the result. It is quiet, doesn’t seem to rob any detectable power and has stopped the chain shaking all over the place. I think it is a considerable improvement on what I had before and looks a lot neater.

~  John Lewis

Read more of John’s Marauder build blog:

The Marauder is a lean and mean racing machine guaranteed to make you feel as though you are piloting a human powered jetfighter! The Marauder is a chameleon, with the ability to adapt to the cycle track, as well as the urban landscape. Because of the long wheelbase and smooth suspension, the Marauder offers a very smooth and well-behaved ride on practically any style of terrain.

The Marauder is a great way to get an intense workout and show off your building skills. Because the design is based on common bicycle parts, you won’t crash your budget, and can be riding it in a few weekends. There is plenty of room for modifications, and the Marauder makes a great platform for experimenting with aerodynamic fairings or electric power.

Every step of the build is detailed using high resolution photos, complete explanations of how each part of the vehicle works, and tips on how to customize the design. Even if you have never taken a hacksaw to a bicycle, you will be able to follow along and complete the build. Read more…

Foldable Warrior/Street Fox recumbent trike hybrid

I am the newbie here.  I have started building a foldable trike. I took some ideas from the warrior but I will not mess with the under the seat steering, too much for a neophyte, like myself.

One of the many problems of building without a plan was that I did not have the 20mm hubs. When I thought I had all the steering figured out, found out that I had eaten too many tortillas the night before. Read more…

Meet Atomic Zombie Krew members and bike builders – Nebraska

Meet another AZ bike builder:

Long wheel base recumbent bike from Pennsylvania –

Another amazing homebuilt recumbent joins our growing builders gallery. Over 1,000 submissions so far. Keep up the great work, everybody!
Builder: Albinini
Location: Pittsburgh, PA