I remember seeing my first recumbent bicycle in a DIY magazine well over two decades ago and thinking it would be a great project. I saved the article but never actually got around to building a bike at the time. My interest in building a recumbent was rekindled when I started to see them on the Internet. I found several great websites, message boards and books covering the design and building of bicycles. A few are listed at the bottom of this page.
This site was created to show those who are interested in building a recumbent bike what might be involved. Below are some of the bikes I’ve either built or modified. Each pic is a link to a page explaining a little about how that bike was created. Most were constructed using parts from existing bikes so you could say I’m re-cycling.
TE 1st attempt at a TE
Clone check out the info on a specific bike.
If you have any questions email me at : Welcome to The jungle !
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TE 1st attempt at a TE Clone
check out the info on
a specific bike. If you
have any questions
email me at :
The jungle !
tips and tricks
Tandem, Touring and Recumbent Bikes -
Atomic Zombie’s Bicycle Builders Bonanza A great book for beginners as it instructs ways to go about collecting, disassembling and recreating a bike of your own. The book has many plans and some really far out bikes
Bicycle Design Written by Mike Burrows, the creator of the WindCheetah trike and bicycle design engineer for Giant. An excellent read on design and building, he makes the technical stuff easy to understand. I highly recommend both books.
Bicycle Science Exactly what the title says, all the math behind how any bicycle works. Co-authored by Professor David Gordon Wilson, inventor of the modern day recumbent.