This was the first bike I "built", about 8yrs. ago. So it has some type of sentimental value, to me. The first version had ape hangers (of course). Laid back 25 inch apes. But it gave the bike what's known as the "tiller" effect. To turn you ran out of room, the handle bars got so far away from you. The second version had extended bars. Looked good, but you had to lean so far forward, that in essence it wasn't a recumbent. So now I'm going to (try) do it right. The bars and stem are going to moved back. They'll have a cog and chain going to another cog on a front stem. This will give me normal steering and I'll be able to sit back and ...relax. I'm planning on bringing this to MA Human Powered Vehicle festival in September. First version Second version How it sits now....See what happens when I leave something sitting around to long!