Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby recumbenteer » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:56 am

Built in Spa.......
http://rvvelonaut.blogspot.com.au/
Speedwell GTS Deluxe
Bates Royal Star
CoolCruza
Rotovelo

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby TrikeTragic » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:51 am

recumbenteer wrote:Built in Spa.......


Does the TriSled come with a rudder option? Gives Bay rides a whole new meaning! :)

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Alan
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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Bartek » Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:57 pm

I received an email from Westcycle about bike week, and I must say I like their Header photo :D

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby burnt » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:11 am

Here's a ride report from an Audax Midnight Century ride I did in November 2016 in my Mango with another Mango pilot.

http://burntsblog.blogspot.com.au/

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby John Lewis » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:50 pm

Looked like fun Terry.
Beyond my capabilities these days though.
That's the trouble with being closer to 80 than to 70. :D
Did you need an extra battery for the lights?
Don't think I'd have liked to be in the 80kmh range in my Mango as it becomes almost uncontrollable at around 50kmh down hill.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby burnt » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi John, the battery lasted the ride time of 7.5 hours with the headlight on for 4.5 hours. it still had charge left. It is the original battery, so doing pretty well really.

I have a spare battery but still haven't used it yet, perhaps I should start cycling both of them.

At 70-80kph, it was controllable, but required 100% attention!

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby John Lewis » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:22 am

Thanks Terry.
That's quite a good battery life for sure.
You would have charged your batteries more often than me so certainly is a good life span.

I usually charge mine when the horn ceases to work. Quick blip test.
I recall being told you had done a steering mod. Think Ben mentioned it. Mine is still as original and was always not quite right for some reason.

John

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby burnt » Wed Feb 01, 2017 8:32 pm

I was thinking of doing the steering mod, but I haven't as yet.

I believe Bartek in Perth has done it and could advise if it makes a difference.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby John Lewis » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:36 pm

Thanks Terry. I'll email him and see what he can tell me.
I did see a kit to do the job mentioned a while back but can't
recall where I saw it.

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby Joeblake » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:31 am

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Re: Living with a velomobile

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby petie » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:02 am

I've recently received my velogical dynamo and forumslader buffer battery system. Got a nice B&M iq-x and taillight, just configuring an indicator system and then fit the whole lot and I'll feel a lot more comfortable in my Rotovelo!!

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby OldBloke » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:47 am

petie wrote:I've recently received my velogical dynamo and forumslader buffer battery system. Got a nice B&M iq-x and taillight, just configuring an indicator system and then fit the whole lot and I'll feel a lot more comfortable in my Rotovelo!!


I'll be interested to see your report on how well the dynamo works.

OB

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Re: Living with a velomobile

Postby zebee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 pm

I was going to get a Velologic but the GT20 has oval tubes and they said their brackets won't fit. So I got a sunup ecodyn spoke dynamo instead. It is heavy but on a trike does that matter? Simple to fit and does the job.

Zebee

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