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The Smooth-Riding, Extra Stable CarCycle :-D

Old 07-05-20, 04:00 PM
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The Smooth-Riding, Extra Stable CarCycle :-D

I figured I'd post a quick concept "sketch" of an extra-stable, extra-smoothly-riding velomobile. Far better than a four-wheeler, wouldn't you say?

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MIM- Sorry to say this but you're all over the board in your planning and goals. You mention weight yet you show us more wheels and thus the needed structure to locate and control said wheels. You talk about tubing/angle gages but seem to have little understanding ot experience in what really is needed to achieve your goals. For this I am out. Andy
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MIM- Sorry to say this but you're all over the board in your planning and goals. You mention weight yet you show us more wheels and thus the needed structure to locate and control said wheels. You talk about tubing/angle gages but seem to have little understanding ot experience in what really is needed to achieve your goals. For this I am out. Andy
Um... Mr. Stewart? The 10-wheeler is a joke. Thus the smileys in both title and text, the overdramatic title, and the separate thread. Seriously, I just posted this thread as a little framebuilding levity. The real thread is still at The Velo: Thus Far, Thus Bonkers.
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Not sure that extra wheels really makes anything much more stable or smooth You could try four wheels but enormously big ones, as since this is a car you no longer have to sit on top of them. Large wheels do roll better over small bumps.
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It's based off the dubious claims of the Reeves Octo-Auto. Now THERE was a goofy-looking contraption.

I'd never try something like this, save perhaps as a parade pieces.
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It's based off the dubious claims of the Reeves Octo-Auto. Now THERE was a goofy-looking contraption.

I'd never try something like this, save perhaps as a parade pieces.
Had never heard of the Octo-Auto, people were mad in those days!

I wonder though if by having 8 wheels rather than 4 it wouldn't legally be a "car" or subject to as many regulations 🤔
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This is a bicycle frame building forum!
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If you remove the 5 wheels on one side it will be far more comfy as your weight would be cantilevered out the side - like being on the end of a diving board.

Also you would save a lot of weight and like the Haggis (A small rodent from the mountains of Scotland which has shorter legs on one side) it would be great for going around the side of mountains - if not so good going up and down
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