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Old 06-18-08, 07:08 AM   #1
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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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Old 06-18-08, 08:27 AM   #3
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Well, it doesn't fold, but....

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

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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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Old 06-18-08, 03:27 PM   #6
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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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Old 06-18-08, 03:43 PM   #7
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How about a couch bike?

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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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Too big. The rear wheels make that couch the size of a bed.
I was joking.
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It won't be a nice chair, but it sure is a nice recumbent that folds.
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