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Old 04-29-09, 12:46 PM   #1
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Ground Hugger imitation

Hope this works...this is my work of 30 plus years ago when I saw the Ground Hugger in a magazine ?Popular Science ?
It is too heavy to be practical but when I took it to a low rider show bout ten years ago they all loved it.
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Old 04-29-09, 05:28 PM   #2
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That is cool, I especially like the tractor seat!

On Ebay, they keep selling some sort of old plans to make recumbents, unicycles, etc., wouldn't be surprised if that's not out of the same work.
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Sometimes (mostly), practicality and cool don't mix well.......It's better to be cool, THAT bike is!
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That is cool and certainly unique.
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Thanks...Don't remember how many hours I spent on it, been too long ago. The 'drive train' is a bit weak for the weight of the thing but if I stay on the solid it is a sight to see going down the street.. several years ago I painted it this red and put blue and white streemers for a fourth of July parade... got first in the bicycle division and won some fireworks.
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I like it!

That thing'd be kool all Ratted out
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In the world of recumbent bikes the ground hugger is called a lowracer and the state of the art is carbon fiber like this Velocraft NoCom made in Europe:
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In the world of recumbent bikes the ground hugger is called a lowracer and the state of the art is carbon fiber like this Velocraft NoCom made in Europe:
And you can get the plans to make the new carbon fiber version of the Groundhugger from the designer, the XR2. http://www.rqriley.com/bike.html

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