Join Date: May 2005
Location: NW Wisconsin
Bikes: 2001 (?) Giant Iguana, 1997 Raleigh M-40, Huffy Stalker MTB winter beater
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Hi, I'm also planning on building a bike, but mine will be a normal short wheelbase recumbent. At timies I have considered building a python center-pivot type bike, but I've been afraid that I would build it as my first project and it would be unridable! I really like the concept, but I'm just afriad I would get frustrated.
Never the less, my fears are unfounded, so I think if you have interest in building one, you should do it! On my recumbent, I want the best of every world, like suspension and for it to sit low to the ground. However, I think I'll discard both of those and replace it with something that is easy to build.
So basically, I don't have any advice other than if you have the motivation to do it, then do it!