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Old 03-09-2010, 11:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes I did, I was riding a conventional one for a small restaurant downtown on Fri and Sat nights but they went out of business, I was planning on building this from the first night (I consider conventional bike seats torture devices) so when they went under I just accelerated the build. Built in 1 week, 2 weeks for paint (ps-don't use ace hardware paint).

I haven't had time to ride it much in the last couple of semesters but it has accumulated about 400 miles so far.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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(I consider conventional bike seats torture devices)
Agreed. I've barely straddled a "wedgie" since I went recumbent. I'd like to build a bike, but I haven't welded since highschool decades ago. I do want to build a velomobile. I think I'll start with a shell for my tadpole.

How much does your rickshaw weigh?
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:26 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It's a beast, designed for strength with little regard for weight, so it is about 190 lbs and it's had a gross weight of over 1000 lbs a few times.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I made this for my kids from parts I found at the dump. I can peddle it if I sit in the wagon. The next one will be full sized.

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Old 03-10-2010, 11:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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My computers are not co-operating lately, but you can see more of the trike in my avatar pic at The Car Cycle There's a link to more pics and lots of tech details from that page.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:52 PM   #18 (permalink)
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My computers are not co-operating lately, but you can see more of the trike in my avatar pic at The Car Cycle There's a link to more pics and lots of tech details from that page.
I finally understand the image in your avatar... That took long enough LOL.

That "Car Cycle" is something I would seriously operate, nix the tailfin, probably. It's a very clean design, from what I see, and looks simple enough that it could be repaired/altered easily and without much hassle to fit any given situation. Congrats on building it, Bob.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:48 PM   #19 (permalink)
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might have seen this before- EZ Tadpole- velomobile kit - top on and top off. Over 5 years old now. (thumbnail photos easier) Hole on right side is for 3 fresh batteries. Door for that hole is around here somewhere.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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