bmx -> Cruzbike

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bmx -> Cruzbike

Postby eldavo » Tue May 28, 2013 1:37 pm

I thought a change from velomobiles as the top topic was in order.

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Donor Huffy bmx swingarm/BB up front to drive front wheel.

"Cruzer" style FWD recumbent bicycle.
These are a unique experience. Some re-learning needed. ;-)
Challenging & great fun to ride.
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by BNA » Tue May 28, 2013 11:16 pm

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Re: bmx -> Cruzbike

Postby John Lewis » Tue May 28, 2013 11:16 pm

Mmm. Think I'd rather go for a genuine CruzBike. I have tried one and didn't find it too hard to ride.
There's a bit of ingenuity in that BMX conversion and it might be a bit of fun but pretty limited I suspect.

There a some neat homemade versions hidden over in the Homebuilts section on BROL that get me fired up from time to time with the thought of making one.

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Re: bmx -> Cruzbike

Postby Roinik » Wed May 29, 2013 7:31 am

I'm just on the tail end of completing my Cruzbike conversion of the hard waste bike. Still need to sort out a front brake spring tension issue that is causing the V-brake to drag. I took it for a spin down the street the other night with a big grin on my face. This bike is going to take a bit of practice to get over the different habits I've learnt over the years riding the DF. If the weather is fine enough this weekend we're heading down to Vic Park (part of the Bogan 500 (Clipsal 500) track) where they hold the Pedal Prix races. Nice and open, and few bikes to worry about. I can wobble to my heart's content.
You don't need the best kit, you just need the best attitude.
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Re: bmx -> Cruzbike

Postby John Lewis » Wed May 29, 2013 11:07 pm

Yes the one I tried was a conversion using the Tolhurst kit.
There is a video out there somewhere with riding hints. I think it featured John's son.
Probably linked on the Cruzbike website.
I saw a Silvio I think it was here a while back. Must have been a visitor as certainly not a local.
The interesting thing is it had a hub motor in the rear wheel. I gave a shout but he didn't stop. I was out on a trike at the time.

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Re: bmx -> Cruzbike

Postby Roinik » Thu May 30, 2013 9:14 pm

John and co are just going through with the next revision of the models.
* Vendetta: New hydroformed frame with upgraded geometry (still retaining seat angle at 20 degrees) and the fittings for disc brakes.
* Silvio: New hydroformed frame with seat angle reduced to 27 degrees and fittings for disc brakes.
* Quest: several upgrades including removal of the front suspension.
* Sofrider: lighter and no front suspension.

One thing is for sure, they certainly work the entire body when you are riding them.
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