Here is my page about my recumbent bike.


My roommate Kent Dozier riding my recumbent bike



Me riding it around a corner at speed. You can tell it's an "action shot" due to the fuzziness.


Click here to download a 5 meg 320x480 avi of me riding it. Requires Quicktime 4, unfortunately, as it is Sorensen encoded.



Here's a sharply focused non-action shot. That fat guy holding the bike up on the right is me.



The rest of these are detail shots of the bike from various angles.


Here is a shot of the bike before most of the drivetrain was intalled. It's missing the chain, the shifters, the front brakes, and the pedals, along with all the cabling.


Here is a shot of the bike in the same state, but from a different perspective.


Here's a good picture showing the finished thing; you can see essentially the entire bike. Note the lack of grips on the handlebars: I need to replace the right-side shifter (rear derailler control), as I improperly disassembled it (ie, "broke it") when replacing the cable, and so am deferring puttng on the grips until that has been replaced.


Here's essentially the same shot, but from the other side, and higher up. Of note is the rod connecting the handlebar stem to the front fork, thus transmitting steering forces to the wheel. That rod is lower than the rise of the handlebars, and turns to the right are constrained by the steering rod contacting the handlebar. It's not bad, though.


Here's a shot along the front, similar to the unfinished one above. This shows the headlight and pedals very well, as well as the fact that I need to adjust the front brakes to reduce splay in the brake-levers (on the fork, not the handles on the handlebar). The straps on the pedals are more or less useless, as getting into them is nearly impossible without bracing against something for balance. Special pedals and shoes with cleats would work better, because you get into those with a sideways motion, and I'll buy those soon.


Here is a good detail shot of the handlebar and chain area. The black PVC pipe is just to allow the chain to not abrade cable housing; it's impact on performace is minimal. The lathed roller-skate wheel is the chain idler, mostly there to keep things neat and help keep tension in the bottom half of the chain. Get a load of my uber-high-tech zip-tie-based cable management system!