2016-02-21 (Su) Simple Recumbent Bike Without Welding

Two designs were sketched for creating a bike seat from ordinary lumber. Both designs relied on using 2x2 lumber which was not readily available. Instead 1x2 lumber was purchased and a design similar to the sketches was used.

Design sketch 1

Design sketch 2

Four 1x2s were cut. Two were cut to 6” (15.25cm) and two were cut to 8” (20.25cm). These dimensions were approximate and based on body shape and scale. Fitting for using Imperial units. Each pair was fastened together using an angled bracket with four 3/4” (20mm) screws and a long, 2” (50mm), screw. This was repeated for the other pair of 1x2s.

Angled pieces of 1x2

An adapter was made to go between the seat post bracket and a flat wooden plank. This adapter used the same angle brackets used to reinforce the 1x2s. The adapter was meant to provide a flat plane where screws could go through into a flat board and hold a pair of 1/4" (6.5mm or 7mm) threaded rods parallel to the plane.

Seat post adapters

Holding seat post adapter

Seat post connected to adapter

1x6 lumber was cut to go between the wooden brackets. This feature was similar to the sketched designs.

Seat post connected to 1x4

The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date.

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Completed projects from year 1.
Completed projects from year 2

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2015-12-20 (Su)