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Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
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Originally Posted by moose67
My weight is over 450 Tom. My current setup is here http://quadrecumbent.blogspot.com
. I have used two 20" boys BMX bikes with suspension front and rear. Not having the funds starting out I went with something that I was sure would hold my weight therefore the quad setup. Don't get me wrong I love this bike. I get looks all the time like "what is that?" I think that's cool. I want to do more to my bike but I know that will take it off the road for a little while. I don't won't to stop riding so that's why I'd like to use my dad's bike. It's a walmart bike that is put together fairly well. The wheels was my main concern. The wheels and the tires.
I honestly think the bigges issue you will have is seatpost problems and comfort, and that's about it.
A good 26" Tire for an Uberclyde, for example, is the Geax Evolution. Low rolling resistance, tough as nails and can mix the terrain a bit, good for pavement, Packed dirt, gravel, etc and Kevlar cored for puncture resistance. I've used them touring on a converted mountainbike and they did well, even with a Clyde and 40 pounds of gear on the bike in panniers and racks. The bike is still around, it's a cheap Royce Union, and I use it for bad weather riding now. Just ride it "light", no curb hopping and treat it with respect, and I really think you won't have a lot of issues. If you want, PM me your actual weight and I'll be able to say more in this with some confidence. I have some resources also I may be able to pass along as far as information.
By the way, I got a look at your Quad, it's an interesting piece of equipment! Looks like it's stressed for a 2000 pound load! Fairly well engineered!~
I especially like the transfer shaft from the Boom chain to the rear drive chain being incorporated into structural support, great dual purposing!
I'd think about some 20X1.5 or 20X1.75 slicks on it though to reduce rolling resistance though.
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