SPIRIT DIY SHORT WHEELBASE BIKE PLAN
A short wheelbase recumbent bike is the most compact type of recumbent bike, placing the cranks ahead of the wheel for the shortest possible frame. This configuration lends itself well to speed and lightweight construction.
The square tube frame is very easy to cut and weld, and it is described in great detail from begging to end in our photo intensive plan. This DIY plan is a good start for those just entering the bike building hobby.
The square tube frame is very easy to cut and weld, and it is described in great detail from beggining to end in our photo intensive plan. This DIY plan is a good start for those just entering the bike building hobby.
The frame is fully customizable for riders of any size, and you are free to add your own modifications for a truly custom ride. The design allows the use of many different styles of seats as well.
All of the transmission components and steering parts are salvaged from an old bicycle, or they can be purchased new from any bicycle shop. This DIY bike can be built on a very minumal budget and in a short time.
The mono-boom frame is very easy to build, and it is made from basic mild steel tubing. You can easily salvage most of the parts and change the design to make use of the parts you already have on hand. We are big on recycle and reuse.
The sliding bottom bracket allows for easy adjustment of the cranks along the main boom. This Spirit DIY SWB Recumbent Bike can adjust to riders of any leg length by simply moving the position of the bottom bracket.
Our plans are not "blue-prints" with a "cut here" attitude, they are detailed step by step instructions that allow anyone to succeed at building a great looking recumbent bike like the one shown here. No experience necessary, and only basic tools required.