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2013-06-09 00:08:41.031649+00 by meuon 3 comments

Stopped by into the temporary River City Bikes on Brainerd Road, and saw a rough CruzBike recumbent conversion for sale. They said: $50 for the bike, and a bonus box of parts. Bought it. Turns out the box was a complete new Cruz Bike conversion kit. Trying to figure out what kewl art bike thing could be made with 2 front wheel drive recumbent conversion kits...or maybe just building up a couple of bikes.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-09 01:29:24.17734+00 by: Dan Lyke

Sweet! You could do a side-by-side tandem 'bent...

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-09 08:31:41.655341+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Nancy's comment: "Would I have to pedal?" - Because in the sidecar, she is along for the ride.

One thought on a side by side config might be something a "love seat" ala the "Fast Furniture" crowd. One thought is using "small" rear wheels on a platform. With all the mechanical bits up front, everything behind the headset can be whimsical.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-11 01:04:23.464448+00 by: meuon

Got the Cruzbike on the cheap "wally" frame running, went for a ride. Downhill it's great, on a flat stretch it's not bad, but attempting uphill is frustrating. The front wheel drive is attached to the front wheel and not the frame. This forces you to counter your pedal power with the steering bar or you zig-zag, a lot. If I didn't have a really nice Rans, and was on a strict budget, these might fit the bill for a recumbent in a flat area. Here, this is either eBay fodder or art bike project parts.