Hi. Thanks for approval to join. I'm daz from Derbyshire,England. Great site with a lot of knowledge. I'm hoping to build myself a recumbent trike as my disability means balance and a standard bicycle are not possible. Take care and ride safe.
If you can weld then a set of plans and some steel and some junked bikes and a recumbent can be yours at a really affordable price.
Its what we do around here.
Welcome to the insanity of repetitive bike-building fun.
Good evening Paul. I'm in somercotes just outside of alfreton. Haven't ridden a recumbent properly yet but I plan to soon!
Unsure on the plans of building yet,kind of making things up as I go along. Odd way of doing it but it's how my mind works! My places to cycle will mainly be flat around Derby city cycle paths down the river at first to get my courage up and used to the cycle. I will in time like to look into e assist for hills as that will allow me to go further without struggling. Thanks.
Your home made bike is something I like the look of and have ideas of making something similar but I've had concerns about how the steering and pedalling will work? Is it still easy enough to pedal while turning? Due to my disability I would be aiming to make something a bit higher for ease of entry and egress but it's just a lot of plans firing in my head at the moment! Are you relatively local to me then? I'm originally from Sutton in ashfield so I've not moved far! Thanks