MERIDIAN DIY RECUMBENT LWB BIKE PLAN
This DIY delta bike plan will show you how to reconfigure an old bicycle into something much better. Using only basic tools and some steel tubing, you can roll out of your workshop in a few days on your great riding home built recumbent bike.
Our DIY long wheelbase recumbent bike plan takes you through all of the steps needed to create you own recumbent bike for minimal cost using the most basic tools. Most of what you need can be taken from a yard sale bike.
All of the steering components can be cut from an old bike frame and reused here. You can also purchase what you need from any bike shop, and none of the components are expensive. Everything required can be salvaged from an old mountain bike.
The main frame is made from thin walled steel square tubing that can be purchased from any steel supplier or the hardware store for a few dollars. THe rear frame tirangle is made from recycled bicycle frame parts or small diameter steer tubing.
The mono boom frame makes it easy to install any type of seat you like. Build a simple wood and foam seat as shown in the plans, or install a factory recumbent seat. You could even add a car or boat seat for extreme comfort.
The unique sliding bottom bracket allows you to easily place the cranks anyplace on the boom to adjust to any leg length. By simply adjusting two bolts, you can set the cranks to your optimal position, or switch between different riders in minutes.
The linked steering is responsive and agile, allowing the Meridian to live happily in city traffic as well as on the bike trail. Long wheelbase recumbent bikes are easy to ride, so there is no learning curve. Roll out of your garage in comfort and style.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride on a great handling home built recumbent bike that you can build from our easy to follow plans. For only the fraction of the cost of a factory made long wheelbase recumbent, you can build your own in a few days using only basic tools and commonly available bicycle components. Never buuilt a bike? No problem, our plans will show you how.