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1995 Front Wheel Drive Recumbent

My first recumbent I built in 1995.

Frame:
Recycled road bike frame

Fork/Headset:
Rear drive train section converted to a front drive unit.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Steel 52/42 tooth gear.

Handlebars/Stem:
Extended handle bar stem with seat post tubes as a base.

Saddle/Seatpost:
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 10 years ago.

As of about 12 years ago, stevbike has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

stevbike

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 about 12 years ago

mdwittenberg

mdwittenberg says:

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

Posted about 12 years ago