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1995 Front Wheel Drive Recumbent

My first recumbent I built in 1995.

Recycled road bike frame

Rear drive train section converted to a front drive unit.

Steel 52/42 tooth gear.

Extended handle bar stem with seat post tubes as a base.

Plywood seat base with cloth covering and foam padding.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
20" drive wheel.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
27" wheel

More Info:
This bike was built in the fall of 1995. It now is in the New Bremen Bicycle Museum of America in located Ohio.

Added by stevbike. Last updated about 3 years ago.

As of almost 5 years ago, stevbike has indicated that they no longer own this bike.



stevbike says:

The only advantage of the bike is the fact that a very short drive train used compared to a rear drive recumbent. That is the reason I built the rear drive SWB recumbent that is posted on this site.

Posted almost 5 years ago


mdwittenberg says:

Is there any advantage to front wheel drive? Can you do donuts on this thing? :P

Posted almost 5 years ago

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