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2000 Fairing Covered Low Racer

A development of my second short wheel base recumbent. The seat is lowered to about 12'' off the ground.

Frame:
A mix of BMX and road bike frame parts.

Fork/Headset:
A BMX fork cut down to fit a 16" wheel. The head tube and head set are from the same fork assembly.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
This came off of a old road bike frame I said I would not "cut-up".

Pedals:
No-name SPD clipless pedals.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
A modified alloy 52/42 chainring. The 52 tooth chainring is now placed on the inside of crank spider. The smaller 42 tooth gear was removed.

Handlebars/Stem:
A modified wedge type stem using a seat post to extend the length handle bar mounting clamp.

Saddle/Seatpost:
The bike frame is the base for mounting plywood seat bae plates.

Brakes:
Old brakes from removed bike frames.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
16" wheel and a high pressure tire. Basic steel rim and hub.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alloy 20" wheel and steel hub.

Accessories:
A cycling computer with very basic functions, two water bottle holders, a rear mounted carrier bag, a rear red light, a front mounted light, Reg Rodero bike faing system.

More Info:
This bike was built in 2000. It was my dream to get a bike like this. I added a drawing I did in 1998 that inspired this bike.

Added by stevbike. Last updated over 2 years ago.

4 Comments

DoctorLarch

DoctorLarch says:

E.T's new bike
nice!

Posted over 2 years ago

strange

strange says:

wonderful bike! :-)

Posted almost 3 years ago

stevbike

stevbike says:

It is a different type of bike to ride. The fairing helps a lot with adding speed to the bike but due to the gear/ tire combination, the top speed is restricted to about 32 kpm. You can feel it just wanting to go faster though. You just run outod gearing to get you going.

Posted over 5 years ago

GPB

GPB says:

Pretty original! It looks like a lunar exploration vehicule.

Posted over 5 years ago

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