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1997 Single Speed Recumbent

A very simple recumbent bike that was slow but fun to use.

Frame:
The heart of the frame is older style kids bike that is cut apart.

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
A one piece forged steel crank arm.

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
A 38 tooth front chain ring and a 16? tooth rear drive gear. The chain is a number of chains placed together.

Derailleurs/Shifters:
None

Handlebars/Stem:
The original handle bar was old style used on stringray bikes but not shown is the seat post tube/ seat post design to refine the one shown here.

Saddle/Seatpost:
A custom built seat using 1/2" steel tubing.

Brakes:
Coaster brake.

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
20" by 1.75" tire.

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
20" by 1.75" tire.

More Info:
I wanted to build a very simple recumbent bike wthout the worry of any type of cables. The bikes low gearing means it is slow but is was fun to use when I had it. It was given away in a draw at a event in London, ON. The last time I saw it was a few years later at the Tim Hortons on Springbank Drive in London, ON. I hope it is seeing still being used and is being enjoyed!

Added by stevbike. Last updated over 8 years ago.

As of over 8 years ago, stevbike has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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