Homebuilt Recumbents

In October of 1999, I ordered a handcrafted recumbent of George Reynolds’ design (this became Reynolds Wishbone #35). While George welded up the frame, I procured and built up the rest of the components. George then shipped me the recumbent frame without a finish, and I did the final prep work including “smoothing” out his welds using bondy. Then I had a local automotive body shop shoot it Porsche Guards Red. Click on following images below to enlarge them. Finally, I modified other items like the seat assembly and assembled everything together. Click on the photos below to enlarge them.

Bare fork Bare fork Bare frame
Bare frame
Gusset Detail
Gusset detail
Chainstays
Chainstays
Seat/steering assembly Seat/steering assembly Seat components
Seat components
Seat bottom
Seat bottom
Seat back
Seat back
Applying the bondo on the frame
Applying the bondo on the frame
Painted fork and seat stays
Painted fork and seat stays
Frame painted Porsche Guards Red
Frame painted Porsche Guards Red
Drilling out the seat assembly
Drilling out the seat assembly
Building the rear 26-inch wheel
Building the rear 26-inch wheel
The Wishbone is ready!
The Wishbone is ready!
Felix on his Wishbone going up Salsberry Pass in Death Valley. Photo by Photocrazy.com
Felix and his Wishbone climbing Salsberry Pass in Death Valley!

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One thought on “Homebuilt Recumbents

  1. I just finneshed building my first recumbent,I was woundering about getting a photo to you to get some feed back?
    Since this is my first one,I have new ideas for a new one.
    Thanks
    John Anderson

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