Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, homebuilt recumbent
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Wow, I never realized that a Bentech and a Catrike were almost exactly the same!!!
The ONLY difference I can think of is that there's lots of Catrikes around and very few Bentechs. LOL! I can't think of who it is at the moment, but there is a Bentech owner here in Michigan, who has ridden his for years. Can't remember if I see him at the HPRA rally at Waterford Hills, or the Vinyard Classic ride in the fall... At any rate, he seems to enjoy it.
For a first building project, I think something like this
would be easier and result in a pretty nice-riding bike. Using cast-off DFs simplifies the building quite a bit.
Here is a pic of my homebuilt. Not quite the same building technique as the one at the link above, but you can easily see its lineage. This one is very rideable; and even with some pretty junky parts on it, it's surprisingly fast.
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