Bicycle Industry

What Is The “Bicycle Industry” Anyway?

In a previous editorial I stated that the mountain bike would have been a huge success with or without the bicycle industry. This prompts the question that if a bicycle type can be successful without the bicycle industry then what …


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Why The Bicycle Industry Is Right To Ignore Recumbents

Recumbents are considered a fringe segment of the bicycle manufacturing industry. This characterization is deserved because of the tiny market share recumbents enjoy. According to the industry statistics, recumbents make up less than 2% of total worldwide bicycle sales. In …



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5 Boro Bike Tour Tandem Trike: The Frame

I made good progress today. I measured and cut all of the pieces of the main frame. One thing is for sure, this is a long trike. I couldn’t even fit the whole thing in one photo. I had to …




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5 Boro Bike Tour Tandem Trike: The Wheel Deal

Yup, it’s a moped wheel. I got it on eBay for $30. The Viking Tandem Trike plans call for a 20″ BMX rear wheel with 48 spokes for added strength. Since I’m building everything from scratch, I thought I’d go …



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Open Call For Your Recumbent Cycling Stories

  The featured photo is of Daniel N. Lang, a 22 year old adventurer and long distance touring cyclist that set out on his recumbent bicycle, cycling from Paris to Beijing…<more> I want to hear that story, and I imagine …