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    http://home.earthlink.net/~marneson4...lomobiles.html

    Is there any big advantages and can they be used on the street like a bike ? Do they require anything special?

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    sure would make commuting to work in the rain or snow a lot easier... to bad a car would crush me on day one.

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    How many people remember the sinclair C5


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    a bike is faster, those things look cumbersome.

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    Three wheels will prevent slipping through traffic jams like a bike, and visibility of the traffic around you looks very bad.

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    They cost Over $6000.oo still interested?

    A good side wind can ruin your day too. And hot in the summer. I still would love to try one.

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    I believe some of those are pretty fast, up to almost twice as fast as the same cyclist on a road bike. If you tweak along at 20, you could hit 35 with the same effort in some of those vehicles.

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    I need one of those right now...Stupid El Nino.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP
    Three wheels will prevent slipping through traffic jams like a bike, and visibility of the traffic around you looks very bad.
    Just curious but what about a recumbent? You really can't do that on a recumbent. Is it legal to do that by the way ?

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    ill admit they look pretty freaking cool, and i think they would be fun to zip around in, but i cant see it being a practical mode of transportation that i could use to commute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomcow2
    a bike is faster, those things look cumbersome.
    I'm pretty sure that's not right.
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    velomobiles are roughly twice as fast as upright road bikes unless climbing hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordOpie
    sure would make commuting to work in the rain or snow a lot easier... to bad a car would crush me on day one.

    Yup, the first 3 pedal strokes would be awesome. The forth pedal stroke, while being flattened by mommy's SUV, wouldn't be nearly as cool.

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    here are some pics from a rally in Europe. They are quite popular over there for commuting. That is the reason these bikes were created. commuting at higher speeds and weather protection.

    http://boelie.fotopic.net/p10268947.html

    http://boelie.fotopic.net/c381191.html
    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/favdw/...1a.jpg&.src=ph

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/favdw/...76.jpg&.src=ph

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/favdw/...cb.jpg&.src=ph

    http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/favdw/...03.jpg&.src=ph


    These are practical due to using 3 wheels. If you had only 2 wheels, you'd have full blown streamliner and not practical but much much faster.
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