Building your own... how hard?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by DrSquirrel, 18 May 2010.

  1. DrSquirrel

    DrSquirrel Guest

    At the risk of being shot... how hard can it be?

    But I'm not actually talking about a regular frame, but a Recumbent Tandem Trike.

    Something along these lines of... http://www.eland.org.uk/jpegs/trike/trike.htm

    Which looks pretty simple to me, the main complication here is the steering joints. I've never really welded, although my dad and uncle can and it might be a good time to learn ;)


    Other than a bit of geometry/sizing - any notes I should take in for consideration? Am I being overconfident entering a minefield? :thumbsup:
     
  2. Grasen

    Grasen New Member

    Location:
    CF24
    http://www.littlefishbicycles.com/frame/
     
  3. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    if you've access to a mig welder and someone to show you how it's done, along with a bit of space to work in, get stuck in.

    it may be worth buying an atomic zombie book, it's got loads of suggestions and tips of how to do this sort of thing.

    me and a friend built this FWD sofa with no welding experience, a £50 arc welder, a budget of £7, and whilst pissed. so no, it's not that hard:tongue:

    zsofabikecastle.jpg
     
  4. claud rider

    claud rider New Member

    Location:
    Norwich, Norfolk
    wonder if i can persuade the missus to let me have one of those in the living room!!!
     
  5. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    you'd need to persuade her to make the door openings 6' too, then you can get a beer out the fridge without getting up;)
     
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