Giant CT 102 to LWB Mid Racer Conversion
by Bevin Chu
February 20, 2011
Giant CT 102 Urban Commuter Bike
Three years ago I bought a Giant CT 102 Urban Commuter Bike. Now that I am forsaking upright bikes for recumbent bikes, I am seriously considering converting it to a DIY LWB (Long Wheelbase) Mid Racer.
Doing so would put the seat height dramatically lower than it is now, making the bike far safer in the event of a spill.
If I do go ahead, I will convert it to something similar to the following DIY LWB Mid Racers.
Recumbent Share Archive
Atomic Zombies Extreme Machines
Bill Meacham's Aluminum Recumbent, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Louis's Homebuilt Recumbent, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brian Bolton's Yellow LWB, Canada
Rob Szymanski's Recycle, USA
Steve's Tourmaster, USA
Joey Wallace's Black Widow, USA
Larry's Yellow Bent, Canada
Dan Peterson's Green Machine, USA
The above DIY LWB Mid Racer Recumbents are variations on the DIY Atomic Zombie TourMaster, shown below.
Atomic Zombie DIY TourMaster LWB Mid Racer, Three Views
The Atomic Zombie TourMaster is a variation on the Easy Racers Gold Rush of 1986, which won the DuPont Prize and set a world speed record as the first bicycle to exceed 65 mph.
Easy Racers Gold Rush LWB Mid Racer
The Easy Racers Gold Rush in turn, is a variation on the Jarvis Bicycle of 1902.
Jarvis Bicycle of 1902, possibly the first LWB Mid Racer Recumbent
As the saying goes, "There is nothing new under the sun."