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Old 12-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Building A Velomobile

This is a thoroughly awesome build thread, showing how to make a custom velomobile:

The Recumbent Bicycle and Human Powered Vehicle Information Center

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page2.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page3.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page4.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page5.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page6.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page7.htm

http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/wian...bile/page8.htm

Pages 9 and 10 appear to be MIA.

It's all there, step by step by step. Foam egg crate formers with foam skin and overlaid fiberglass - sounds familiar! Good fiberglass techniques on display here, too.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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He used coroplast on page eight!
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a new bicycle.
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And soon it will look something like this with a blown oval dome nose, larger hard tail shaped trunk, and stretch fabric skin.
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Then it will get a Crystalyte HS3540 hub motor and 27 A123 Amp20 cells for 40 miles at 40 mph at 40Wh per mile (850 mpge).
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Combine that with an E bike kit And some bigger batteries (or more) and you could have yourself a serious personal electric vehicular...

Edit* sorry, just looked through the other pages..


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