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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 10 years ago.

As of over 10 years ago, stevbike has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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