"The shop floor is cleared (a major accomplishment in itself) and ready to see the beginning of the Viking. Picking up the steel for the frame on Friday and will start welding this weekend.
"Still hunting for donor bikes for parts. I see them everywhere when I don't need them but now that I am looking for them, they have become as scarce as hen's teeth. Found a local shop that specializes in new/used/custom bikes. They supposedly have an inventory of old frames and used parts. Going to check them out this weekend as well." ~ twilliamson, Atomic Zombie bike builder
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The building process is designed to allow anyone with a Do-It-Yourself desire to finish his or her own version of the Viking Trike without requiring previous bike building experience or specialized tools and skills. The plan is laid out in a format that makes customization or alternate parts usage a breeze, so you will certainly be able to include your own imagination in the process of building a recumbent trike.
If you have been eying up those expensive imported tandem trikes, but think $8,000 is a bit too steep of a price tag, then get out your tools and build it yourself! For thousands of dollars less than the price of a basic tadpole trike, you can create your very own tandem trike that will rival many of the factory built machines available.