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Some months ago, I purchased building instructions for the “Warrior”. Very good and highly valuable, thank you very much! Since I had no previous welding experience, your “welding basics” tutorial also helped me a lot.
I was “brave” enough to go for round 50mm/47mm tubing in place of the square tube frame. It gave me grey hair before I mastered welding round thin walled tubing. Very difficult for a beginner, but a lot of practice helps (and a good grinder). Your instructions of how to make use of different existing bicycle parts were most welcome. It saved me a lot of research work.
Since I live in a place with a lot of hills, and almost no flat areas, an electric motor is almost mandatory to get anywhere. So, I purchased a “Golden Pie” and 38V LiPo batteries.
The trike was finished and first test ride was made today. It is NOT the right time for bicycle trips in Norway at this time of the year, but I cannot wait for the spring to get this thing tested. After some adjustments of the handlebars to maximum comfort, it was ready for a ride. It rides perfectly! Very stable and easy to handle.
Even on ice and hard snow it was no other problems than some painful “bone rattling” over some very bumpy parts in the road caused by poor clearing of the snow and ice. The motor really does a great job to zoom up hills that otherwise would slow me to walking speed. I hope this will be a great alternative to my car when commuting to job, and for pure fun.
Thank you very much for your instructive web site!
Bjørn Furuheim, NORWAY”
|Build your own cool recumbent trike.|
“My name is Jon Jacobs from Samaria, Michigan. I’ve built three wood bikes, a 48 inch highwheel a 36 inch kids’ highwheel and a 72 inch monowheel.
Thank you. I have plans available for the kids’ highwheel. Jon.”
This bike was made due to almost sold as trash. Total cost is around $70 US (seat $20, frame from pipe $10, front wheel $10, steering $15, paint, installation, chain $15) and a used bike.
And the time to build was around 2 months, since I only have time on Saturday and Sunday. Made in West Jakarta, Indonesia.
Thanks and Regards, Gregorius Teguh Liem.”
“Kat & Brad. Here is a picture of my wife’s bike I built for her. It was originally a Hammerhead trike, but I added the rear trike kit to make it a 4 wheeled bike. Thank you guys for such a terrific site and forum for us to learn and display our creations. Thanks again.