Insane Bicycle Mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Originally Posted by bent builder
Can some body tell me who sells inexpensive bicycle lugs , because I found free recumbent plans a while ago then I tried to find some cheap large size 10 speed lugged road bikes here in Portland Oregon and I couldn't find none (I'm 6'3 so I needed large frames). Can some body help?
If you're looking to buy a cheap lugged frame to take apart and convert to a recumbent, try The Recyclery on 11th (across from the Lucky Lab), Citybikes Co-op at 7th and Ankeny, or Community Cycling Center on Alberta. If you're going to be cutting them apart any way, try to get a couple frames that are bent up already.
FWIW: a couple of the local recumbent riders built Easy Racer style bikes from plans. They both came out pretty well, although one eventually broke underneath the seat. This was after being ridden cross-country in about a month: http://www.ohpv.org/mea/intro.htm
If you're wanting to build a bike, this is probably the best route. If you just want a recumbent, I'll be putting my old Tour Easy up for sale once I'm finished reconditioning it. I'm 6-foot-4 so it will probably fit you.
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