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    aspiring wannabe hoogie's Avatar
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    Bentech recumbents

    Is there anyone here that is using a Bentech LWB or has built one???

    really keen on getting one, not sure on plans or built frame ...

    how do they ride?
    are you happy with it?
    thought for today: "Does my ass look fast on this bike?"

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    http://www.bentechbikes.com/buildrs3.htm

    I do not own a Bentech LWB. I own a recumbent Catrike Road with a long boom for extra tall guys.

    The Bentech and Catrike are similar in that they are recumbents and have much in common except I have three wheels vice two. I am 76 inches tall and find the extra length option superb in a Catrike and you will too in a Bentech. They are more comfortable and one can ride longer in the saddle.

    I love my recumbent and you should too with the Bentech.

    Catrike Road #116
    "Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use"--Author unknown
    LWB.

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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.
    Last edited by BlazingPedals; 03-12-05 at 03:56 PM. Reason: add a pic

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    If you have any brazing or welding experience, you can easily make one yourself from junk bikes. I've made 10 bikes and trikes to date, after buying a cheap mig welder from Harbour Freight tools 2 years ago. Patience, some basic tools, and a willingness to experiment and learn as you go are the only requirements. Similar designs and techniques are available for free on the web, or buying these simple plans are a good way get started.

    Darren

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