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Old 04-20-2015, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not worth commercializing because 'normal' people don't like to spend extra money to look 'weird'. This is an enthusiast thing. Vetter had trouble selling his nose cones, and you saw how effective they were!

I wonder how the side winds would be on a recumbent. Fully recumbent faired racing HPV's have a hard time staying upright in winds. If you're thinking about it, I'd say strap a large piece of foam core to your bike and see how bad the sail effect is. It'll be hard to ballast the front end as Vetter did for stability, so you'll have to do some testing.

All in all, I'd say just buy a velomobile.
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