DELTARUNNER DIY RECUMBENT TRIKE PLAN
Everything is hand built using basic tools, using mainly bicucle parts and a few feet of square tubing. You can build your own great looking DIY Delta Trike in a few weekends, even if you are new to the DIY bike building hobby.
The frame is a basic straight boom design made from square steel tubing, so it is both easy to cut and to weld. Even the seat is made from scratch using basic materials such as plywood, foam, and a fabric covering.
Most of the transmission components can be taken from a single bicycle, only needing slight modifications for use on a delta trike. You can add as many gears as any bicycle to give your trike both speed and hill climbing ability.
The steering is linked using simple components that can be purchased at the hardware store, and the handle bars are standard bicycle parts used as is or modified to suit your needs. This trike can be made by anyone.
Step by step, this DIY Trike Plan will lead you through the build process, and it will do so assuming that this is your first time building a bike. Once you build your first human powered vehicle, you will have a new skill that will open up many more possibilities.
Your comfortable recumbent trike seat can be easily made using plywood, foam, and covering, or it could be something more eleaborate such as an off the shelf recumbent seat or even a converted office chair or car seat.
Even the rear hubs are easily made using nothing but a drill and an angle grinder, so you can really build this great looking trike on a minimal budget. If you leave your SUV at home more, than it actually saves you money to build your own DIY trike.
Our DIY Trike Plan will even show you how to lace up your own rear wheels, a fun task that is both rewarding and quite easy to do. Nothing beats the satisfaction of rolling out of your workshop on something you built from scratch.