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Old 06-25-07, 02:52 PM   #1
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Variations on human-electric tris, quads, velomobiles...

Another recent thread brought up quads, and a Greenspeed model was pictured. Why not an electric-assist quad?

There are some beautiful velomobiles being made in Europe. The extra weight can be compensated for with electric assist.

Here's a sampling of possibilities,

http://youtube.com/watch?v=FUUxCg8By...elated&search=

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gdyV6cZ4Z...elated&search=

(don't miss the take-off at 01:07 of this clip: )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxFZ1I3BC3g&NR=1

(there may be an optional electric version available here: )
http://www.doylecustombikes.com/

Here's a good show of trunk capacity:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JxCh90ijn...elated&search=

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[*note on the words tri and tris: although the usual term is trikes, our language allows for occasional liberties, and somehow at times the word tri sounds better in a way....]

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Old 06-25-07, 08:58 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=Niles H.]Another recent thread brought up quads, and a Greenspeed model was pictured. Why not an electric-assist quad?

There are some beautiful velomobiles being made in Europe. The extra weight can be compensated for with electric assist.


Lots of info are on velomobiling.net or velomobiling.com , I saw an article about the VM market 2007 there I think. Probably cover Greenspeeds quad and several electric assist velomobiles.

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