Wednesday, August 3, 2011

NEW DIY Plan - TimberWolf Recumbent Trike Plan Now Online

The newest addition to the Atomic Zombie family of handmade DIY bikes is now available for sale here.
  • 16.5MB PDF, 
  • 215 high resolution pictures and detailed drawings, 
  • 220 pages full of step-by-step instructions, helpful bike building and welding tips, how to install brakes, etc. 
  • Only $16.95!

The TimberWolf combines the agile and speedy characteristics of a racing trike along with the comfort and practicality of a shopping trike to bring you the best of both worlds. Having a seat height of 16 inches gives the TimberWolf a good stance for city traffic yet allows for some very agile handling characteristics with the ability to take corners at a much higher speed than what would be possible on an upright delta trike.

The TimberWolf also includes rear suspension with a cargo area behind the pilot's seat, allowing fragile objects to be carried without risk of damage.

The TimberWolf is also easy and inexpensive to make, since it requires only a few small machined parts along with common bycycle components. You will require only a basic welder, an angle grinder, hand drill, and the usual hand tools in order to create you own TimberWolf trike.

Thanks to the simple single boom flat frame, you can easily modify the width or length of the TimberWolf to modify it to your own needs. The TimberWolf could easily become a fully faired velocar or a pedicab, or a multirider vehicle, or just about any other human or electric assisted vehicle you can imagine.

The TimberWolf frame is extremely durable, yet light due to the thin walled square tubing design. There is only a single machined part on the entire vehicle - a small freehub axle adapter. Even the wheels and hubs are off-the-shelf parts, so you will not need to scrounge for any exotic or expensive components to build your own delta trike. There is plenty of room for modifications, and anyone with a welder and basic tools can complete this project.

Take a look at our Builder's Gallery to see other Delta Trike examples, including many creative modifications to the TimberWolf plan. Our international builders community ranges from students to retired engineers, but they all have one thing in common - the desire to build their own stuff! 

Start building your own recumbent bikes today!