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Recumbent Bike with SideCar

2007-08-13 01:04:31.910594+00 by meuon 2 comments

Recumbent Bicycle with Sidecar - It's not quite art, but it's the first time I've gotten really strong aluminum welds. Iin a short road test with Nancy, it handles very well. The side car is mounted on pivots, that clamp onto the main frame. The rear mount was machined (crudely) to fit into the bike frame, and allows the weight to transfer on the strongest part of the frame. It'll also detach/attach quickly, so I can ride my bike normally easily. With a small cooler bolted on, I think it's ready for some Burning Man cruising with Nancy.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-13 02:38:51.940778+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sweet! So, having built a side-by-side 'bent before, is there enough back support for the passenger, and does she have good footrests?

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-13 10:15:00.994973+00 by: meuon [edit history]

She says so.. Although I may add a little foot rest/cargo box. I'll call it "beta .01" (laughing).

It may get modded more at the burn. We'll be staying with Dave Jung Madison, the Rock Em Sock Em Robots, and the Ultra Stunt Danger Academy. Come join us.. :)