David Rehus site is http://hometown.aol.com/david5430 . Go to "next" and then to "photo". On this page you find a picture of Timothy Lipetz and his bike. You find Timothy's page, with some very clear pictures of his "no weld recumbent" at http://www.wideopenwest.com/~lipetz/Bicycles/bicycles.htm .
I started with an 18 inch kids-bike, an old girls bike (for the
bottom-bracket), a front-fork, some rollerskate wheels and some more old
I didn't use any plans, just started building.
I drilled two holes through the frame and one hole through the top of
the forkblades and bolted the fork to the frame. I sawed the bottom bracket
from a girls bike, leaving about 20 centimeters of the seat tube. This
slides exactly over the forks steering tube, so some length adjustment is
easy (of course this requires the chain to be lengthened).
The only difficulty was finding the correct chain-line. The whole project took about two weeks.
The red haired girl is Eileen. She is eight years old and her sister Lisa is six.
This summer we had an international recumbent-meeting here in the Netherlands, with races, a show, etcetera. You can imagine that my daughters had a lot of onlookers! A lot of people asked them to give a demonstration. There were even people asking if they could buy the bike!
The only thing I want to replace is the coaster brake. Because it's impossible to pedal backwards, it's quite difficult for the girls to start riding.
(After he replaces the coaster brake, he will be able to add an old rear derailleur cage to wrap up extra chain. Then he won't need to shorten the chain, when he moves the BB rearward to fit Lisa. Mark)