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Old 04-08-2014, 02:05 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Start with a 3ft diameter cedar billet and remove everything that doesn't look like a Velomobile.

To answer your question, as pointed out the sharp edges are a liability. Even a 4" radius would help, but there goes your buildability. For examples look to the 1912 Trophenwagen:



Notice the beltline bevel and how it curves down in the top front. Compare with the Airstream Basecamp:



There's also the Stanley Steamer that went 127mph in 1907.
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