I'm not new to the bike forums, but I have not posted to the recumbent section before. I have been off my bent for a few years as it became a back burner project through the building and opening of my shop.
So when things slowed down this fall, I decided it was time to dig out all the parts and assemble it.
The base bike is a Quetzal C105. It originally had a 105 speed drivetrain consisting of a 7 speed rear wheel cluster, a 5 speed mid drive and a triple up front.
I wish I had some photos of the original build, but I wasn't too much on photography back then.
Anyway, here's some photo links of the current incarnation.
With no room on the bottom of the chainstay, the reaction arm for the Rohloff hub had to be mounted on the back of the seatstay. A bit cludgey, but it works.
Here is the shifter mount detail.
And the cable routing to the shift mech.
And here she is fully assembled. I just need to get some John Deere decals, and I'm all set.
I just couldn't wait for dry road to do the test ride. Got the back of my neck wet, but so what.
Glad to be back on the bent.