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    workin on a velocar

    it's getting close but not ready--next week I'll put in a jack shaft to link up both front pedals with the rear end.

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    That's cool. Any pictures of the interior and frame so we can see how it works?
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    Finished the velo

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    Very nice looking.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frameteam2003 View Post
    Finished the velo
    that's fantastic.
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    Rather a 100$ bike with 1000$ wheels than a 1000$ bike with 100$ wheels.

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    That's entirely too cool.
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    Please post some pix of the guts of this thing!

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    I was just wondering the other day why 4 wheeled human powered "cars" never really took off? Does the extra weight really make it pointless? What if you have 4 people pedaling? It's just Bicycle -> Standard automobile
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    I really like the style, reminds me of chitti chitti bang bang, but it looks rather heavy, how do you find pedaling the velocar?

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    This is my second--velocar. And the most advanced I've done. And yes---weight does matter---a lot of things could be done differently. This one works great as is but only for rides in a park or such. With more time and skill I think I could do a velocar and up it to "cruzer" class ... meaning that by reducing the weight a velocar would make a very good City bike.
    I'm going to study this one for a while before jumping in on another one---but I've already started looking at new differentals
    http://www.contesengineering.com/sam...erentials.html

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    Photo of bottom showing the linkage

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    What kind of seats are those?
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    My best friend has one of these:
    quest_profile_reduced_v00h_epve.jpg
    Loves it. I'll be getting a similar velomobile soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arex View Post
    What kind of seats are those?
    Boat seats from a local sporting goods store--well made and light weight--drawback is the mount I made from a car bucket seat weights too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    My best friend has one of these:
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    Loves it. I'll be getting a similar velomobile soon.
    love it--wish I had one---will be building a recumbent 3 wheeler/ no body.

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    OT,,,but I would like to see a better picture of the red motorcycle/side car set up
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
    OT,,,but I would like to see a better picture of the red motorcycle/side car set up
    It's a Ural. Check out their web site at;
    http://www.imz-ural.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    My best friend has one of these:
    quest_profile_reduced_v00h_epve.jpg
    Loves it. I'll be getting a similar velomobile soon.
    where can you get one?

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    Nice Ural too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenVoiles View Post
    Nice Ural too!
    +1

    I have one also.

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