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Old 08-27-2014, 04:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
Sven7
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I might mention that this is a logical extension of my earlier dream to build a custom car that would best the Anal Probe in efficiency. As longtime followers of my build threads will know, I originally wanted to build a super-aero 250cc powered tadpole trike. That morphed into an electric tadpole. Then, realizing that my expected range had dropped to only 50 miles or so, I considered recumbent streamliner bicycles; due to my dislike of the high temperatures that would generate, as well as the decision to go with a MBB design, the fairing idea went out the window.

So, from aero modding a 20 year old car, I have taken the seemingly unlikely leap to selling my car and building a bicycle very similar to that which was banned from racing in 1934 for being too fast for the competition.
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