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Old 07-22-07, 12:10 PM   #1
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Hi, everyone. I'm 65 and finally have a little time to do useless projects. I recently purchased plans to build a recumbent bike from the frames of 10 speed bikes. Here are the plans as listed on eBay:

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...1&cat egory0=

I have no welding skills. However, brazing doesn't seem all that difficult-heat both parts to cherry red and apply brass and flux. I'm sure it's not that easy. Question one: Is it likely that I can teach myself to weld bike frames together so that the parts are in proper alignment and strong enought to carry the load?

Question two: Would I be able do the welding with a $30.00 work shop torch from Home Depot with Map Gas?

The guy selling these plans - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...3165&rd=1&rd=1 - says he did it.

I am reasonably handy with tools. (Better than I am at spelling.) I'd like some feedback on the likelyhood of a complete amature successfully completing one of these projects.
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Neither of your links are working.
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Neither of your links are working.
Maybe you have to sign in to eBay and search. One search is: Recumbent Bike Bicycle PLANS build your own Trike Tall

The other is: OLD VINTAGE LOWRIDER BIKE BICYCLE RECUMBENT PLANS #2.1

I purchased both sets of plans and they seem to be very good. Just wondering if you need to be an accomplished welder to do it.
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