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2flit 01-28-22 11:16 PM

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....

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...27f7dc862c.jpg
At PIR in Portland OR.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0eae26d99a.jpg
Front shifting and drive ring, The chain broke a few times until we switched to high end chain
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...41457280d2.jpg
Motor This drove to the main chainring assy. so we had all the gears available to the motor

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7866cd7eb6.jpg
Side view
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5df21f1c1b.jpg
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.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb6ea38104.jpg
Peddles chainrings drive gear and motor looking forward from seat
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...63a7aacf59.jpg
On the road in Portland, OR

At PIR in Portland, Or.

2old 01-29-22 02:06 PM

Nice job; 70 mph must be exhilarating that close to the ground, since 35 seemed pretty rapid to me on my e-bike slightly "higher up". Funny thing (to me), it doesn't feel that speedy off road on an MTB.

surveyor6 01-29-22 09:15 PM

Looks complicated, but fun. How much did the velomobile body cost?

2flit 01-30-22 01:37 AM

velomobiles
 

Originally Posted by surveyor6 (Post 22392150)
Looks complicated, but fun. How much did the velomobile body cost?

$4,800 for the body,, and actually was reliable and straightforward
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6aba03744c.jpg


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