MARAUDER DIY LOWRACER PLAN
Every part of this DIY lowracer can be taken from a standard bicycle, or purchase from a hardware store, and the frame is made of common square steel tubing. This diy recumbent bike plan is a good choice for those just getting into the bike building hobby.
The linked steering system is easy to make using hardware store ball joints and some small diameter tubing. The rest of the steering compontnets are just taken from an ordinary bicycle or purchased at your bike shop.
The Marauder handles well enough for single handed riding, and only takes a few days to get used to. Being so low and laid back is a new cycling experience that is more like piloting a two wheeled jet fighter than a bicycle. The Marauder has an appetite for speed that will work your legs muscles in ways that an upright cycle could not.
You can easily build a seat from wood and foam as shown in the plan, or install a factory recumbent seat on the frame. All of our DIY bike plans leave plenty of room for builder modifications, so you can build a cool DIY low racer suited to your style.
The easy to build sliding bottom bracket allows riders to adjust the cranks to their leg lengths by simply tightening two bolts. The rear suspension system is also easy to build as it takes most of a rear triangle directly from a salvaged mountain bike.
Learn how to modify standard bike parts into something new using only basic hand tools. Our plans are all about recycling junk parts into new parts, so you won't have to spend a bundle to make your own amazing lowracer. Build this for the cost of an SUV tank of gas!
The frame is built on cut at a time, with detailed text and photos explaining how and why things are done. You always have the opportunity to stray from the plan as well, changing just about any part of the design to suit your needs.
There is a reason why all of the human power speed records are owned by DIY recumbent lowracers. With the ability to push much harder, and gain that areodynamic advantage, you are only limited by your abilities, not the machine. What is your speed limit?