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  1. Falstaff

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    Fitment is just about as perfect as I could ask, but I'm on my third seat and still haven't found a comfortable one.
     
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  2. GuitarlCarl

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    Real recumbents often have actual bucket seats. We're kicked back sitting on our tailbones a bit more. On mine I have a wider gel pack springer seat from Schwinn. Devin's Western Scraper has an actual tractor seat, and it's wide too. I think you need something with a bit of width to cushion your sit bones...

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  3. OddJob

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    Totally concur with Carl ^. You want a 'seat' in that position as opposed to a 'saddle'. Harbor Freight or Northern Tool for a lawn mower type / tractor seat?
     
  4. Falstaff

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    I think I'll angle the seat a bit to see if that helps, I'm currently running a big cushy Schwinn electric scooter seat. No springs.

    If putting an angle to it doesn't help, then I'll figure something else out.



    Carl, I tried the spoke deal.
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    The longest spokes I have at about 10.5", I'll have to get some from my LBS.

    Also started a new project today, not for the build off; but I think it'll be nifty.
     
  5. GuitarlCarl

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    Rats! I was ready to see it. You know you could do a web with nylon cord even. That'd be pretty wild too.




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  6. Falstaff

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    I actually thought of that, but spokes only cost a buck. So I'll get some 12" deals made, only need 6.
     
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  7. Falstaff

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    I have a conundrum, and need opinions.

    My wife says I should paint this bike an outlandish color...That makes sense, because it sits so low.

    My best friend says I should paint it metallic blue, but that's her favorite color.
    Her husband, my other best friend says it's a rat rod; it doesn't need paint...

    I agree with that.


    So my thoughts are these.

    Option A. Safety orange frame with safety green rims.

    Option B. Leave it as is, cuz it tells a story.


    What say you?
     
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    I'm sure I don't even need to say this, but;
    "Rat". Not rat-tle can.
     
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    B


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  10. Falstaff

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    I added a derailer as a chain tensioner.
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    Then angled the seat, and added the rails from the liner rack.
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  11. Falstaff

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    Last minute addition before calling it a day.
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    Haven't ridden anywhere yet, so I don't know if it will stay.
     
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    This may be your greatest creation yet, sir. There is something 'so wrong that it's right'...if you know what I mean? Kind of like a Picasso where it's recognizable, but the parts are in the wrong places, facing the wrong way, but it works, and fits. Love the look of this build!
     
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  13. Falstaff

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    Thanks, I'm just trying to use what I have on hand. I was stumped on a tensioner, then I had this idea while digging through the pile out back.

    As far as a greatest creation, I'm hoping that's my Falstaff flyer build.
     
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    Have I seen the Falstaff Flyer build? Or is that in the future?
     
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    It turns out that if you mount a mirror designed to fit a round handlebar to a blade fork without using a lock nut, it can vibrate loose and fall into your front wheel.

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    No damage to the wheel, and I have plenty spare mirrors. Might try it again.
     
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    Ouch! Yeah, prob lotso vibration in that fork. Rubber shock washers?
     
  19. Falstaff

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    I'll probably just use the same type of pipe hanger I used for the steering dampener on draggins.
     
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    Spoked frame
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    Not the best pic, I know.
    It's difficult to get a decent pattern like this, putting spokes in backward they don't sit flush on the rim.
     
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