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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 05:09 PM
Greetings,

Just thought I would jump in here and say hello.
I am a fabricator of 28 years and decided to build a recumbent one day.
Well, 10 yrs later I can say for sure that I am hooked.

There never seems to be an in-between, as it's always 'love or hate'
with these machines. So that is where I will pick up on this story.
I am building a new one and thought I might share a few photos.

I am located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland so there is always a
spectacular ride just outside the window. The scenery is quite simply the
most unique and like no where else I have traveled and I have been there,
done that, and I got the really BIG T-shirt.

Every time I build a bent for myself I get to ride it for about 6 months,
and then someone offers me more money then I can refuse and it sells.
So, here I am building yet another for the collection but this time I am really
going for the high end look and parts. Super light aluminum and Campagnolo components.

If this one sells, then someone is digging very deep into their pockets to buy it.
I don't think I would let this one go for less than $5k so I might actually get to
ride this one for a year or two.

See you guys around the shop.
Peace,

~GetBent

SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 06:06 PM
Here are a few of my builds so far.
I like to use at least a 26" bike for the parts.
Some of the bikes that I use are new in the box
$600+ bikes to start with. It kills my best friend to watch me cut'em up.:cry2:
Now that I have a tube bender on a nice heavy stand i am starting
to incorporate bent tubing into my designs. This new one should be pretty cool.



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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 07:59 PM
Here are some of my new bent designs.
It is a work in progress but I hope to have the design down pretty quick
because I want to be riding this bad boy this spring. The White
frame and lime green tires are a nice combination.


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I figure I will be building this next frame from scratch and just using the crank and head stock.
Maybe a nice polished aluminum rear swing arm I saw on-line. That would really set it off.
As you can see, the design is morphing into a smoother line. But outside of using a mono frame (single tube) I think I am about at my limits of design for the riding position (see last drawing GetBent 7).

See ya,

~GetBent

SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 08:45 PM
Well,.... This looks like the one.
I am going to start running the angles and get ready to cut.
Getting her mocked up with tacks should be a breeze.
These colors are just too hot. It looks like it is screamin' just sitting there.


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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 09:16 PM
Here is the final draft for now.
I think I have designed about as much off of it as possible.

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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 10:48 PM
Final design....

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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 11:02 PM
Opps... Forgot the derailer.


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SH4D0W
02-05-2013, 11:46 PM
Greetings,

Just thought I would jump in here and say hello.
I am a fabricator of 28 years and decided to build a recumbent one day.
Well, 10 yrs later I can say for sure that I am hooked.

There never seems to be an in-between, as it's always 'love or hate'
with these machines. So that is where I will pick up on this story.
I am building a new one and thought I might share a few photos.

I am located on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland so there is always a
spectacular ride just outside the window. The scenery is quite simply the
most unique and like no where else I have traveled and I have been there,
done that, and I got the really BIG T-shirt.

Every time I build a bent for myself I get to ride it for about 6 months,
and then someone offers me more money then I can refuse and it sells.
So, here I am building yet another for the collection but this time I am really
going for the high end look and parts. Super light aluminum and Campagnolo components.

If this one sells, then someone is digging very deep into their pockets to buy it.
I don't think I would let this one go for less than $5k so I might actually get to
ride this one for a year or two.

See you guys around the shop.
Peace,

~GetBent

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Get Bent Custom Recumbents, Maryland <(Aluminum & Campagnolo LWB e-Racer)>

The Cat
02-06-2013, 06:03 AM
Morning to you Sh4dow interesting build. Looking forward to actual pictures in near future. The drawings are nice but a picture shows detail. See pictures posted in The South of Kent thread. Ta Ta from England.

With Regards
Thomas (The Cat)

Radical Brad
02-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Some cool looking lowracers there.

Brad

SH4D0W
02-07-2013, 05:38 AM
Morning to you Sh4dow interesting build. Looking forward to actual pictures in near future. The drawings are nice but a picture shows detail. See pictures posted in The South of Kent thread. Ta Ta from England.

With Regards
Thomas (The Cat)



I sure will as soon as I have something to show as I said.
But the design process has to start somewhere.

The Cat
02-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Sh4dow Thank you for the remainder of design as place to start. I'm sure Brad would say the same. At present trying to build a papier mashie model of my build. Easier said than done though as using the process was a number of years back. Should have started with pencil and paper as scale is off the board.

With Regards
Thomas (The Cat)