Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby nitramluap » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Interesting. It looks like it weighs a tonne but it may well be an e-vehicle, in which case that's a great car substitute.

They could improve the look of it though. Reminds me of this...

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:56 pm

nitramluap wrote:Interesting. It looks like it weighs a tonne but it may well be an e-vehicle, in which case that's a great car substitute.


Sorry forget to add this link ... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Veloschm ... 7010997083 and yep it looks like it is e-assist.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby nitramluap » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:59 pm

Ah... cool. I didn't realise it was modelled on a real vehicle from yesteryear. That's pretty cool then! Still quite limited with only a 250W motor for a 45kg bike. That's quite heavy but it looks very well appointed/finished.
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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Aushiker » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:54 pm

nitramluap wrote:Ah... cool. I didn't realise it was modelled on a real vehicle from yesteryear. That's pretty cool then! Still quite limited with only a 250W motor for a 45kg bike. That's quite heavy but it looks very well appointed/finished.


Not hard to put a 750w in there :)

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:07 pm

Hey fellow Mango-nauts.....

Has anyone found where you can get the wheel cover clips from ? Broke one yesterday and another is looking a bit poorly......

Had a look in Bunnings for cable clips but could not find anything quite
like the Crazy Dutch clips....

They are not listed on the Sinner website either or Velomobiel site :-(

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby John Lewis » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:07 pm

I know you said you looked for cable clips at Bunnings without luck.
Part way down this page there is some info on using clips perchance you'd not seen it.
http://www.wisil.recumbents.com/wisil/w ... eldisk.htm

I have seen them in Bunnings on occasion. You might also try any electrical supplies place that caterers to sparkies and the like.
I'll have a look here tomorrow. If I luck out I'll send you over a handful.

Perhaps an email to Sinner will get you some of theirs.

My problem is a Risse shock that leaks air. Takes about a week to go down. Been that way since new. New valve was no help.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby John Lewis » Sun May 04, 2014 10:05 pm

Finally removed the shock and dunked it in a bucket of water.
Found the leak and hopefully fixed it with some teflon tape on the threads of the valve stem.

Tried several places for the clips. No real luck. The ones that were big enough to fit the spokes had way to big a clip and the ones with a nice clip size were too thin to fit spokes.
I'll continue the search.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 4:22 pm

Likewise....

Found some nice narrow ones but then there is not enough 'meat' to slot and fit over the spoke nipple......

Anyone have a 3D printer ?
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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Baalzamon » Tue May 06, 2014 4:43 pm

Now I happened to spot a few floating around at home somewhere from when I had my Ice Adventure FS HD with wheel covers. But need to locate them again :) Flying Furniture may also be able to supply some.
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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 8:34 pm

FF are AWOL currently.....that was why my Vortex sold quickly :-)


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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 06, 2014 8:35 pm

If you find them Baal.....I'd be happy to reimburse you for a few....

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Rhubarb » Tue May 13, 2014 8:52 pm

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 13, 2014 10:14 pm

You are a masochist ! With a great sense of humour.......

How is your camera so steady and vibration free ? What's the secret ?


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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Rhubarb » Wed May 14, 2014 7:17 am

Riggsbie wrote:
How is your camera so steady and vibration free ? What's the secret ?



Nothing special. My camera is just a $75 Mobius attached to the bracket on the mirror mount using a $3 silicone rubber flashlight mount from dx.com
http://www.dx.com/p/universal-bicycle-s ... 3KLm1A_7qA
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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Aushiker » Wed May 14, 2014 9:57 am



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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Rhubarb » Sun May 18, 2014 7:36 pm

My current fantasy velomobile:



Its light too ;-)

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Riggsbie » Tue May 27, 2014 1:02 pm

Hey guys,

Just finally cut down my Mobius footage of when Marky D and the Green Jellybean came to Geelong, 3500km into his journey across Australia.....

It was my first chance to ride with another velomobile....I made Mark ride and extra 70km but did show him the nice sights of the Bellarine Peninsula and he drank coffee :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FOWFz ... e=youtu.be

Another video is uploading.....
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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Aushiker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:56 pm



New manufacturer at http://trike4share.com/

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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