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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2011 at 8:00pm
Good job Paul.
 
At the rate you are going you will ready to race in a week Thumbs Up
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2011 at 8:02pm
Well being a car valeter, this rain has give me a week free to get on with it.. So far ive spent a Tenner! Dance Hopefully Ill be able to ring next week!
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I mean, riding it next week.. Started on the seat today, with yet more scrap!! I wonder just how cheap you can make a Recumbent? £50? we shall see!
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Hi all,

I'm not too far from you, Paul, in Manchester and am planning on building a machine to race this year too. I don't think I'll be up and running for Hillingdon, though I might take a run down just to have a watch.
I have been considering building a pop riveted aluminium frame as I'm no welder, and its cheaper and a bit less messy than carbon by the looks of things, at least at first go.
I've also been toying with using mountain board trucks with 8" pneumatic wheels in a tadpole trike format. This might make for a really light weight arrangement and smaller pedal box, though it remains to be seen if the handling and turning circle are adequate. It may also suffer from speed wobble and weaving when accelerating, but I will be building a plywood mock up over the weekend to test the general geometry out. If not, I have a bmx front wheel and forks ready in the wings.

I see your not wasting any time on your build, Paul, Smile. Are you using an arc welder?

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Just using a stick welder.. I am no welder either..  This is my first try, we have Mig and Tig welders in the workshop, But the stick welder looked the simplest to use..
 
Your build sounds good.. Ill be doing one from scratch soon, see how this steel one works out.. Im just proving that it can be done on the cheap thats all..
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SEAT BASE DONE!!! NOW I NEED TO MAKE SOME HANDLE BARS!! (ones showen are for wheeling arround the yard)
 
Then I need to put on chain, brakes and gear switch, and Im away!!!!
Onece finished, Ill strip it all down and paint / polish it up... Then we can think about aerodynamics!
 
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Excellent! Thumbs Up That's a pretty extreme seat angle!
So you'll be wanting a race number for Hillingdon then??....

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2011 at 5:18pm
Not just yet.. I need to know if its safe! lol
 
Also, what requirments are needed to take part, lights? brakes? flag? etc etc....
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