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Old 01-07-2019, 08:40 AM   #251 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:30 AM   #252 (permalink)
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:14 PM   #253 (permalink)
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In this kind of weather I recommend a rack for the cross country skis.
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:06 PM   #254 (permalink)
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Here's pics and video of mine:




Video of me riding it at 30+ mph:

https://vimeo.com/284616898
https://vimeo.com/284616919

Current configuration(weighing about 65 lbs with the body installed):

-x1 KMX adult-sized steel frame kit
-x2 Velocity USA 20" rims, 14ga spokes (front)
-x2 Gas Shocks (front, set to 60 psi)
-x2 Schwalbe Marathon Greenguard 20"x1.5" tires (front)
-x1 26" double-walled wheel with 12ga spokes (rear)
-x1 Schwalbe Marathon Plus Tour tire, 26"x1.5" (rear)
-x3 packs of KMC 3/32" anti-stretch 7 speed chain
-x1 DNP Epoch 7 spd rear freewheel cogset, 32-11T
-x1 Suntour XCT Jr. 22/32/44T front crankset with 152mm crankarms
-x1 Shimano Tourney 7sp rear derailleuer
-x1 Shimano Revoshift 7 spd grip shift
-x1 Microshift FD-M42 front derailleur
-x1 SRAM 3 spd grip shift
-x1 SunLite dual cable pull lever
-x2 Avid BB7 cable-pull disc brake rotors, calipers and organic pads
-Lights, cables, mirror, speedometer, ect.

I did remove the body to work on the trike though. I do not know when I will have the replacement ready to use.

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Old 01-27-2019, 07:20 PM   #255 (permalink)
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Now for something completely different...it looks it anyway.

I dont have a video yet of the corovelotrike, but I got one of the old Carp from 10 years ago,,,45 mph

Where is Reneckistan?

My other ride...
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:39 PM   #256 (permalink)
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What are those pedals? They look like flip-flops in that picture
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:44 AM   #257 (permalink)
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Now for something completely different...it looks it anyway.
I love this build. You're probably going to change the nose though; it looks like it would induce too much unwanted torque during crosswinds that could make you lose stability.

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Where is Redneckistan?
Where I used to live, which was South Texas.

I just updated it to Ghettoville, USA, which is St. Louis, MO, where I am currently located.

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I dont have a video yet of the corovelotrike, but I got one of the old Carp from 10 years ago,,,45 mph
That's fast.

My coroplast-bodied trike could reach 33-35 mph on the flat with me riding it. I've gotten up to 51 mph downhill when I still had the 28/38/48T front cranks on it. Flat ground cruising speed was about 21 mph.

I'm working on a new body that should be significantly less lossy. My steering bars limit my minimum possible width/frontal area as I have to have room to accommodate them, so my bodyshell should have significantly more area than yours. At best, keeping the stock steering setup, I could get a frontal area around 0.5 m^2 from the looks of things(and that's with having holes cut in the sides to allow the steering bars to move, with elastic boots made to flex in and out as I steer, but to seal the airflow up when I'm going straight).

If I had a rack and pinion steering or tiller steering, and the steering bar clearance wasn't an issue any longer, the possibility of getting a frontal area as low as 0.45 m^2 exists.

Right now it has front suspension and is very comfortable and stable, even over potholes. I can make lane changes at 45+ mph with confidence that I won't lose control.

I will eventually get to 40 mph top speed on flat ground, and a cruising speed of 25+ mph, fully under human power, dammit.

Once reached, whenever I can raise the funds, it is THEN getting an overpowered electric drive system, and possibly an upgrade to a rear suspension, as well as moped rims all around, integrated lights/turn signals, and a roll cage.

The goal is a vehicle that can move like a velomobile with electric assist disabled. When electric assist is enabled, I want it to operate as a pedelec with sports car-like acceleration with a 60+ mph top speed. The efficiency target is 3000+ miles per gallon equivalent and a 200+ mile range at 30 mph with a rider input of 100W and the electric drive providing the rest. Theoretically it's perfectly possible. Getting the aerodynamics right is key, and they're not good enough yet.

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Old 01-28-2019, 11:52 AM   #258 (permalink)
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sc1 - '98 saturn sc1
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90 day: 43.17 mpg (US)

Airplane Bike - '11 home built Carp line Tour

rans - '97 rans tailwind

tractor - '66 International Cub cadet 129

2002 Space Odyssey - '02 Honda Odyssey EX-L
90 day: 28.25 mpg (US)

red bug - '00 VW beetle TDI

big tractor - '66 ford 3400

red vw - '00 VW new beetle TDI
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Hi,

Do you know Jerry .., use to live in Mo now Dallas? I lived in st Louis around 1990.

35 mph is pretty fast for flat ground and no wind. Yes a suspension is good. I rode on a bumpy bike trail, with cracks across, and it was like being inside and someone kicking the sides of a cardboard box. I put zote foam between the frame and coroplast.

I take it you built the bike from scratch, do you have a write up? I have 28/38/48/58 (4) on my swb bike, 20 inch fwd, runs out around 25-30. I hit 33 on the flat bike trial. I have the fairing loosely mounted in the front, people ask ifI have a suspension, its just the fairing moving.

Yes 40mph would be great. I had one bike 10 years ago that hit 40 mph one the flat ,well the one in the video, but it had a full enclosed top on it. The top made a big difference.

Yes the nose it from Warrens Barracuda mold, and it is too long, I tried it out 20 mph down hill into a 25 mph wind and 23F and was buffeted quit a bit, I want to make a new nose. I find the noses are the hardest to get right. I should just bite the bullet and carve up some Styrofoam make one from fiberglass.

The trike use to have USS and I changed it to OSS, made new linkages. This allowed me to lower the seat 3 inches, its now at 6.5 inch.Its hard to get out of with the oss, trying to get knees out from under the bars. I have no plans for electric drive. The fairing is 16 inches wide.

Do you do any touring in you coro faired trike?
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Old 01-28-2019, 12:12 PM   #259 (permalink)
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sc1 - '98 saturn sc1
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rans - '97 rans tailwind

tractor - '66 International Cub cadet 129

2002 Space Odyssey - '02 Honda Odyssey EX-L
90 day: 28.25 mpg (US)

red bug - '00 VW beetle TDI

big tractor - '66 ford 3400

red vw - '00 VW new beetle TDI
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What are those pedals? They look like flip-flops in that picture
Zote foam over the toe clips, keeps toes warmer on -F days. Bike has studded tires, 700c wheels on a 26 inch frame and 165 cranks, gives snow clearance.
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