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  1. zeegadget

    zeegadget New Member

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    Hi......... I currently have 2 recumbent bicycles. A Vision R40 and a
    Bike E. I am thinking about installing a motor to the Bike E. Can
    someone steer me in the right direction to get the Bike E powered up?

    Tom
    Lots of hills around here.
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I think you'll have to go with a rack mount (really reliable) for a recumbent bike....bama bike guy can surely help you...welcome to the forum.
     
  3. zeegadget

    zeegadget New Member

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    This is how I used to get my Vision recumbent to the place where I wanted to
    ride.

    Tom
     
  4. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum :D
    :ride2:
     
  5. Ilikeabikea

    Ilikeabikea Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum. Now that is an ingeious rig. I bet a rack mount would be the easiest way to motorize a recumbent. Glad you joined us...............................
     
  6. nogoodnic

    nogoodnic New Member

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    I like the bike rack, thats great. Welcome to the forum Tom. Enjoy the ride...Kelly:ride2:
     
  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy New Member

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    Hi ZG,

    There are a lot of folks running on recumbents now, I remember 2 of the earliest were in the Rocky Mountains, so thats not a biggie.

    I can't tell, is that rear wheel 24" or 26"?
     
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    What's up fellow Pittsburgher...

    A friction drive would probably be your best bet… If your gonna ride in the Burg’ on public streets, you kinda need to stay clear of the cops if you don’t want to get in any trouble…

    You can get legal, but I don’t know if a recumbent would pass for inspection???
     
  9. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Welocme to THE forum. I have two friends that are wheel chair users and have built some 50cc kits on there "out door" chairs, Works quite well. (c)
     

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