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Old 04-16-2021, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jacobís Aero Bicycle Thread

Was told way back to post my velomobile project on here, but I’m so scatterbrained that I forgot up until now.

I’ve got a 23km commute on open highway in a large valley. On warm, calm days it’s beautiful; but those are rare. For the most part it’s a challenge at best. I’ve rode through hail, thunderstorms, wind storms, snow, ice, etc. But that’s just me flexin . I currently ride my homebuilt Roadrunner recumbent bike, which I built to use the group set from my cheap road bike. Does what I need, but it’s very clumsy in traffic and it lacks much ability to handle adverse conditions.

Enter the Landspeeder! Been an on-and-off project for the past year and a half. I’m chopping and nodding my Terratrike Tour II into a low and narrow machine with a full suspension, and will be building a fairing ala the Trisled Completely Overzealous. I’m shooting for a lightweight and low drag machine with practical additions such as turn signals and headlights. Currently, I’m working on the cross-boom for the steering. The chassis is made by crudely FMAW welding 4130 chromoly onto the trike’s frame. I got a TIG torch but it was a dud and had no warranty so I’m in no mood to try again.

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