Alt Bike Culture - test to see if I can make pic appear
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this is not necessarily an Alt bike but is a homebuild SWB recumbent that I made. In spite of the plastic kitchen chair seat, it is comfortable for short rides... have not taken it on a long one yet.
02-08-09, 07:27 PM
Looks as if your test photo worked.
I like the re-use of the plastic chair, too!
02-09-09, 01:12 PM
That thing is both beautiful and frightening. Scary Beautiful and ingenius. I'll have to add it to my list of strange things to build once I get a welder.
Actually when I first started riding it I was a bit taken by how 'twitchy' it steered...but then I remembered when I got on the first SWB that I bought it also felt twitchy...So I began to enjoy the ride, and noticed how comfortable I felt. As I mentioned I have not taken any long rides yet ...and in fact I am putting a center derailer on it to give me some lower gears, maybe turning it into more of a hill climber...
It is made with a regular mountain bike and a kids bike front welded to that.....wish you the best when you get that welder. Mine is a "crackerbox" wire feed 110 amp unit.
02-11-09, 01:42 AM
...and a kids bike front welded to that
I was admiring the very colourful effect contributed by that nice white tyre/purple rim!
02-11-09, 02:08 AM
Nice one. Is that in fact a fiberglass composite school desk seat?
(After repeated attempts, and failures to successfully link to PhotoBucket, I suspect that the gods of the internet have concluded that I should instead get back to work. Thus they are thwarting me. Very wise, those gods.)
School seat maybe...or kitchen chair,,,this is kinda what it looked like...
I took the legs off and welded metal frame to the frame of bike, the frame 'unbolts' from the plastic so i did not have to worry about melting it.
Since this pic I have repainted the whole thing so it does not look so 'nice'...
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