Tomahawk recumbent lowracer by Pete – AtomicZombie builders gallery

Check out Pet’s new sleek recumbent ride: Tomahawk recumbent lowracer by Pete – AtomicZombie builders gallery.

Very nice, Pete. Looks so much like the original Tomahawk. Well done!

The Tomahawk Lowracer is all about the speed! The extremely laid back seating position means that you will always be able to deliver your full energy to the cranks, as well as cheat the wind in ways that are impossible on a standard upright bike. The short wheelbase configuration offers agile and responsive handling characteristics that make it feel as though you are piloting a jet fighter.

The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Tomahawk 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 fast lowracer.
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With the adjustable bottom bracket and unique frame design, riders with shorter legs will be able to pilot the Tomahawk without dealing with crank interference with the front wheel. Before you start cutting your frame tubing, it is a good idea to read the entire plan so that you understand how modifications may affect the rest of the build. There is plenty of room for your own design changes, and the Tomahawk can be built using the parts you have available to you.

Take a look at our Builder’s Gallery to see some other lowracer examples, including many creative modifications to the plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common – the desire to build their own stuff!

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Homemade choppers and trikes – AtomicZombie builders gallery

“These are some of the bikes and trikes that I have built from scrap bikes last year.”

Read more and join the discussion:  Homemade choppers and trikes – AtomicZombie builders gallery.



DIY Bike Seat Building

Hello people! I made this seat.It is very comfortable and very,very cheap! And of course it is strong enough (I’m 100kgs)

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Random Tandem & High Roller by Andrew from Dunedin, New Zealand

“Hi Kat & Brad. The next best thing to 15 minutes of fame – the Atomic Zombie Builder’s Gallery, I’m up for it! Random Tandem & High Roller by Andrew from Dunedin, New Zealand.

Thanks for your plans & resources.
Cheers, Andrew”

Awesome ‘bents, Andrew. Nice job!

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Handmade short wheel base recumbent – AtomicZombie builders gallery

Handmade short wheel base recumbent – AtomicZombie builders gallery.

Donor bike rant – AtomicZombie builders forum

Need help!  Donor bike rant – AtomicZombie builders forum.

Italy SpinCycle fun trike – AtomicZombie builders gallery

Hi guys. My class loves my  trike. Thanks for ideas!


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Nolan’s chopper – AtomicZombie builders gallery

Hi, my name is Nolan. Here is a picture of the bike I built about a year ago. I’m not too good with computers, so I hope you get it. Thanks.


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DIY bike head tubes – when using scrap bike parts isn’t an option

“It seems Belgium isn’t very “AtomicZombie friendly”.  Donor bikes are scarce or expensive.  Local dump ain’t an option, as scrap is “expensive” and the people working there have clear rules about not “letting it go”.”

Read more and join the discussion:  Crown tread.