Recumbents and all feet forward machines
Those fancy rear indicators will last about 5 minutes with all the malicious time-wasters about
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
$14,500 does not include the indicators or shipping which is quoted as $500-$1000 within Aus on their website.
I'm sure this would be an excellent velo but just as their website states, it is designed to maximise speed at the expense of practicality. The rotovelo is their practical model. I wanted/needed something in between, ie faster, lighter and more comfortable than a RV, but more practical for my everyday commuting (luggage and ramp clearance) than an Avatar.
I actually have serious concerns about the Avatar in Qld summer heat & humidity, combined with our hilly terrain. In hot humid conditions, crawling up a 15% slope at 7km/hr, small air intakes at the rear wheel (Avatar) just don't cut it. A fully open visor on the mango hood even needs about 12km/hr of speed to cool me effectively.
Nice to see another Mango in action in WA. IN the cycling lanes where you riding out a bit or is that the camera angle?
I do tend to ride a little wide, so that I always have a 'escape' route when drivers get too close, but it could also be the camera angle.
On You-tube you mentioned a 'quick release vibration plug', what is that?
Sinner Mango Sport RE
It is this thing ...
There is a video on fitting it below
As to the angle, I notice with Burnt's video is much the same so suspect it is the camera.
ah yes I have a couple of those, no there wasn't one fitted. I thought you meant something that should be fitted to the Mango Doh!
I will try to remember to fit one next time.
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Quick release vibration plug. Sounds like something you buy from an "adult shop" For the man in a hurry.
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Many people feel their lifestyle has a high price, but they're quite cool with that .. as long as somebody ELSE pays the price.
nice vids burnt and Bartek. Good to see those mangos out and about.
I'd better figure out some way to mount the camera decently and make one too.
Sticking it on with velcro was a failure with too much vibration.
bartek, that patch you were riding through has changed since I lived in the area. Back then it was mostly bush and wild brumbies. That was back in the 50's.
EuroTour2013-PlanB-organised by Carl Georg Rasmussen (Leitra maker& nearly 80!) July 21 for 2 weeks.
Wonder if you can rent a velo from somewhere, this would be great fun!
Thanks John, there is still plenty of bush around (enough to keep us busy with fires!) no wild brumbies that I have seen but plenty of other 'wildlife'
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I wonder what the velomobile market is here in Australia and worldwide. Trisled seems to be doing ok and there's a bit of demand in Europe it seems but I can't imagine it being very easy to run a business making them in this country. The demand in Australia couldn't be very large and the distance from here to Europe would be a huge reason for them to buy locally and not worry about shipping, you have to wonder how Trisled do it.
Trisled sell a lot of HPV racing velos to schools etc for competition in the Australian Pedal Prix series. Some of the vids of these events really make you want to race .... until you see the crashes ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIFGR8DvCOI
Trisled I believe also focus their overseas business on the US rather than Europe. They have a rather active US dealer from what I have seen.
Yes that's right for sure. My better half is off on a cruise to NZ tomorrow and visited USA last year so she could hardly complain if I wanted to go visit Euro Tour.
Getting a velo to use might be a problem. I wonder if I could trust Sinner to build me one in time? Then have to sell this one to help finance it. Probably not the most sensible idea but could work.
Of course its all pie in the sky really for me because my health situation would prevent me from meaningfully participating anyway.
Still it would be nice to visit and see all the velos , visit some of the manufacturers etc. Wonder if they need some support crew?
Don't Sinner have an electrango (e-mango) as a test ride now? 20 minutes ... 3 weeks ... a test ride is a test ride yeah ???
Let's see someone do that on a bike! Kind of scary really. Sometimes I'm glad that there isn't much snow in Aus.
Except when someone tries to organise a classic car run to Albany in November, eh John.
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In Australia as soon as he spun the cars behind him would have exclaimed "Beauty!!" and sped past him, not allowing him back onto the correct side of the road.
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