Recumbent Bicycle: A DIY, Low-Cost Project

Here's how to recycle the frame and parts from older bikes to make a recumbent bicycle that's far cheaper than, and just as successful as, commercial models.

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The padded back from an old chair paired with the seat from an exercise bicycle make a sturdy, comfortable recumbent bicycle seat.
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