4x4 Recumbent Tandem
aka "Post Modern"
Fun Bikes that you can make yourself!
Frame Materials: Redwood 4X4 post (8' long) and ¾" plywood
Weight as pictured:
What was I thinking?:
How Does it ride?:
It is stable and well behaved from 2-18 mph. It is slow turning with a large turning radius. It's a dog on hills. It has a cool medieval look and feel. While riding, you look out over a heavy battering ram and you feel the buzz of the chain grinding against wood and vibrating over stiff plastic chain rollers. I like to imagine how bikes could have developed in the middle ages or renaissance from crossing a wheel barrow with treadle operated grinding wheel.
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