TOMAHAWK DIY RECUMBENT LOWRACER PLAN
All of the components used can be salvaged from a regular bicycle, and the entire frame is made from standard square tubing. You can build this lean maean racing machine using new or used parts, and do it on a tight budget using only basic tools.
The steering system is positioned over the rider for maximum aerodynamics, allowing you to cheat the wind and gain a huge riding advantage. Recumbent Lowracers currently hold all of the speed records, and aerodynamic advantage is the main reason.
Most of the frame is made from standard square steel tubing, so cutting and welding is very easy, even for a beginner. The plans unfold in a way that allows for easy modifications, so your can make your own truly unique racing machine.
The chain is routed over the front wheel and under the seat so there is no interference with the wheel or steering components. This type of chain management allows the TomaHawk LowRacer to perform safely on the street as a daily commuter.
If you are into competitive racing, you will enjoy tweaking your ride after each race until it is the perfect machine for your organic engine. You can alter just about anything as you build your bike, such as head tube angle, crank position, seating, and transmission.
LowRacers are extensions of the rider, often customized to a particular riding style or rider size in order to achieve maximum efficiency. The TomoHawk DIY Recumbent Bike is fully customizable and also offers a fully adjustbale crank position for multiple riders.
The entire build is detailed one step at a time, starting at the choosing parts stage so you can work with the part you already have on hand. A few hand tools, angle grinder and a basic welder is all that is required. This plan is also a good choice for a first time builder.
With a bit of patience and some spare parts, anyone can build a recumbent lowracer like this in a few weekends and on a minimal budget. Bike building is a great DIY hobby, and often the building part is just as fun as the riding.