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2flit
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Location: Orcas Washington and currently Circumnavigating in a Farrier F36 Trimaran
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Bikes: 1968 Rene Herse Gentleman's Bike; 1974/5 Jim Merz Custom-built; 1984 Rodriquez tandem; 2012 Bilenky Tandem; 1983 Windsor semi-pro 67cm; 1984 Specialized Exp. 68cm; 1971 Holdsworth 63cm(my first bike ever and owned since new!); 1994 Bridgestone MB5

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Quest Velomobile electrification

Some pictures of an electric conversion of a Quest Velomobile using parts from an out of business supplier in Portland, OR
Velomobiles are sore footed on steep grades and this one was used on a hilly commute with 2,000 feet of vertical gain on a daily commute. The little guy would coast down hill at 70 mph (clocked by the sheriffs's radar gun) but climbing at 3mph was a bit slow before the motor....


At PIR in Portland OR.


Front shifting and drive ring, The chain broke a few times until we switched to high end chain

Motor This drove to the main chainring assy. so we had all the gears available to the motor


Side view

Looking forward with top fairing unbolted. Amp-hr display on the left could be swung out of the way, This became usefull the one time I was pulled over.

Peddles chainrings drive gear and motor looking forward from seat

On the road in Portland, OR

At PIR in Portland, Or.

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