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    I want a folder...

    ...that folds from a recumbent into an easy chair suitable for my living room.

    That way I can get a recumbent without making extra space in my home to put it (just replace one of my chairs).

    Being able to pass for a wheelchair would be a plus (though I doubt there's any kind of legal preference for wheelchairs when they aren't accompanied by disabled persons, I doubt most people/guards would question).

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    All you need is:

    1) Folding bike of your choice (some are better suited for this than others).

    2) http://www.cruzbike.com/conversions.html Recumbent conversion kit for your folder

    3) http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Gator-Tr...795475&sr=8-12

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    Well, it doesn't fold, but....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHB-SEDzD0

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoByBike View Post
    All you need is:

    1) Folding bike of your choice (some are better suited for this than others).

    2) http://www.cruzbike.com/conversions.html Recumbent conversion kit for your folder

    3) http://www.amazon.com/Trail-Gator-Tr...795475&sr=8-12
    Hmmmm. good idea. I hadn't thought of using the trailor gator, but I still don't think most folders will come out very well.

    A recumbent that folds into a chair that's less comfortable than sitting on the floor would be a complete failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Well, it doesn't fold, but....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGHB-SEDzD0
    Which begs the question are there any decent techniques for homemade folding hinges? I would love to turn a lazy-boy into a tadpole trike with a small rear wheel that folds underneath.

    You can sit on that while it's folded! Can you?

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    Here we go this:

    might do,

    if not then mixing it together with this idea:

    should certainly do the trick

    Problem is Bromptons are too freaking expensive to cannibalize.

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    How about a couch bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    How about a couch bike?
    Too big. The rear wheels make that couch the size of a bed.

    I'm thinking practical here. Most folders take up the same amount of space as a typical chair. So why not simply have a folder transform into a typical chair? After all, regular chairs are so useful that a folder that transforms into one can never been in the way.

    Couches are not so versatile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makeinu View Post
    Too big. The rear wheels make that couch the size of a bed.
    I was joking.

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    http://www.twbents.com.tw/HTM/cobra.htm



    It won't be a nice chair, but it sure is a nice recumbent that folds.

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