VOYAGEUR DIY LWB RECUMBENT BIKE PLAN
You can salvage all of the transmission and drive components from any road or mountain bike. our easy to follow plans will show you how to chop up those old frames to recycle the parts for use in your own projects.
We are all about recycle and reuse, so our plans encourage using the parts you have on hand, as well as salvaging bicycle components from old unused frames when you have them. You can build a smooth riding recumbent bike just like this one for a fraction of the cost of a commercial trike, even if you use many new components.
The seat is easily made using plywood, foam and vinyl covering. You can design the seat around your own needs, or even add a commercially produced recumbent bike site. Recycle that old office chair into a new DIY recumbent bike seat.
The remotely linked steering system is easy to build as well, requiring only parts form the hardware store like ball joints and small diameter round tubing. The steering linkage is easy to adjust and offers agile and predicable contol at any speed.
The position of the cranks is easily adjustable with this sliding bottom bracket that allows quick adjustments to suit riders of varying leg lengths. With only a wrench, toy can adjust the cranks to suit different riders at any time.
The under seat steering system only requires recycled parts taken from an old bike, such as the head tube, fork stem and the bearings. Even bent up discarded bikes offer many good parts, so tell your friends that you will take their old bikes.
The rear triangle taken from the original bicycle is installed without alterations so all of the standard bike accessories such as brakes, fenders and lights will fit as designed. The front forks are also in their standard original configuration.
If you have been looking for a DIY recumbent bike that is both easy to build and easy to ride, then the Voyageur recumbent bike plan is a great place to start. You can convert a working suspension bicycle into your own DIY long wheelbase recumbent bike in a few days using only the most basic tools and skills. Our DIY bike recumbent plans show you every step using high resolution photos and clear detailed text.