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Old 01-08-05, 08:23 PM   #1
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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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Old 01-08-05, 08:51 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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