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).
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
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.
Originally Posted by PhotoByBike
A recumbent that folds into a chair that's less comfortable than sitting on the floor would be a complete failure.
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.
Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe
You can sit on that while it's folded! Can you?
Originally Posted by Lalato
Here we go this:
if not then mixing it together with this idea:
should certainly do the trick
Problem is Bromptons are too freaking expensive to cannibalize.
How about a couch bike?
Too big. The rear wheels make that couch the size of a bed.
Originally Posted by cooker
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.
I was joking.
Originally Posted by makeinu
It won't be a nice chair, but it sure is a nice recumbent that folds.