Very cool. That's what I have planned for my other Citizen Miami.
I plan on living forever... so far so good.
Well done, Charles! Looks like you took some inspiration from a Cruzbike Quest possibly?
(By the way, if that's your house... it's very close to my wife's ideal dream house. Is it a Victorian era home with an addition?)
Very nice. It's almost impossible to find a folding recumbent under 1K. I really like your conversion and suspect you spent about that much. Excellant!
I went out for a short 11 mile ride today on the Mantis.. It feels very similar to my Cruzbike Sofrider (I can ride the new bike without hands as well).
I'm very pleased so far (although I killed a brake cable and had a tire fail). More details and pictures/video here (and you can find the original description here)
looks awesome, charles! well done!
Most excellent, Charles. Look forward to seeing a video of you riding it!
Here's an update after 100 miles including:
* Lower seat angle
* (Sometimes Seat post rack allowing panniers
* The Mantis is faster than my Sofrider (so much so, I'm trying to figure out why my Sofrider is so slow).
When I built it, I tried to build a bike that also happened to fold and was packable. I'm happy to say that I've succeeded. For more details, see my latest blog entry.
Impressive work! It's great to see something you put so much into become a functional part of your daily routine.
2007 Montague MX - road conversion
"I made a lotta special modifications myself." -Han Solo