2016-02-22 (M) Simple Recumbent Bike Without Welding

Both of the 1x2 sets constructed yesterday were screwed in place on the 1x4 base. The 1x2 sets were the two pieces of 1x2 attached at a right angle. The 1x4 base had a bike seat post attached to it. The 1x4 base should take the majority of the rider’s weight and the 1x2 sets will provide support.

Position of base 1x4 and connected 1x2s

Brackets and base connected with screws

Wooden dowels were attached between the 1x2 sets. These were placed by predrilling though the 1x2s and drilling the center of the dowels. No exact measurements were taken for these steps since this should not need to be an exacting process. Comfort of this seat will be minimalistic in line with the scope of this bike. Perhaps a future project will be to build a comfortable recumbent bike seat.

Seat assembled with dowels

Stocked screws were too long and came out the far side of the lumber when the 1x2 sets and 1x4 base were attached. These sharp burrs were cut flush to the wood with an angle grinder. Any tool capable of cutting flush to the wood should be sufficient.

Grinding off exposed screw tips

Padded sleeves were put over the wooden dowels. This padding was similar to padding used to insulate hot water pipes. Foam padding used on exercise equipment could also work if the base was similarly padded and dimensions expanded if the padding was large.

Padding added to dowels

Close up of padding over dowel

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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2015-12-21 (M)