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Old 12-24-11, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by catmandew52 View Post
Most velomobiles seem to made in the Netherlands or Denmark. This company sells a kit for you to build.
http://www.alleweder.eu/en/contact
If you think that buying one would be cool, being able to tell people "I built it myself." would be off the charts.

Now you've got me thinking.
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Old 12-24-11, 01:11 PM
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^^^^^
I just got back from taking Mrs. Grouch to lunch. We discussed the topic and she didn't have a heart attack. Anybody know the dollar/euro exchange rate?

Just looked it up. The actual price is about 20% less than I anticipated. Hmmm.

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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
^^^^^
I just got back from taking Mrs. Grouch to lunch. We discussed the topic and she didn't have a heart attack. Anybody know the dollar/euro exchange rate?
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Old 12-24-11, 11:06 PM
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Old 12-26-11, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by catmandew52 View Post
Most velomobiles seem to made in the Netherlands or Denmark. This company sells a kit for you to build.
http://www.alleweder.eu/en/contact

A German Velomobile site http://www.velomobile.de/
Thank you very much.
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Old 12-31-11, 02:16 AM
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Here's a Canadian connection for anyone interested: http://velomobiles.ca/
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Quest has a north american manufacturer in Toronto, BlueVelo. The US dealers include Bentup Cycles in N. Hollywood. Also, Rotovelo has a US distributor in California, which was previously mentioned: Spincyclz.
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Old 12-31-11, 05:56 PM
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VA.-- BlueVelo. I am amazed it took 2 pages to say that! Thanks Blazing Saddles.
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Old 12-31-11, 08:00 PM
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I've got a buddy who built his own, from the trike frame on up. I haven't talked to him in a while; I wonder if he's still riding it or if he's moved on to something else and needs to free up some garage space? Hmm...

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OK, I'm back to my senses.

I was thinking about how neat it would be to build one. (I still think that.) I even have a friend who does custom paint jobs on motorcycles. (That would be cool too.)

My problem is whatever would I do with it once I got it built?
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[QUOTE=Retro Grouch;13662266
My problem is whatever would I do with it once I got it built?[/QUOTE]

Boy! That is a tough question! I had to ride mine 6 years. Forced temporary move and change of storage ended that, but I found terrific storage by moving somewhere else, rather than back into the old place after rebuild.
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Boy! That is a tough question! I had to ride mine 6 years. Forced temporary move and change of storage ended that, but I found terrific storage by moving somewhere else, rather than back into the old place after rebuild.
I'm a wimpy rider. I don't ride in bad weather, I don't generally carry a bunch of stuff with me, and I don't care (within reason) how fast I go. I'm having a hard time imagining a situation that would be more fun in a velomobile than on one of my other bikes.
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Old 01-03-12, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by GeezerGeek View Post
not my favorite velo, but Tyler is good people. certainly a great one for commuting and winter training. really good price, and one of the few velo's I've actually taken around a track.
I'd comment more on the ride, but I've yet to ride a velo that fit me. everyone in the world seems 3 inches taller than me.

There's Nibus kayaks in BC, too. You can buy a trice trike (i think) and add the shell later. velomobiles.ca? something like that. The Aurora and the boriellas. (sp?)

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Anybody know the dollar/euro exchange rate?

Just looked it up. The actual price is about 20% less than I anticipated. Hmmm.
are you asking about importing the Alleweder?

http://pedalyourselfhealthy.org/

sells the kits out of Texas. I've thought about this often. Trying to convince my brother to build one. he's always wanted to do an airplane, and this would be a nice easy way to acquire the 'shop'.

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Originally Posted by No Exit View Post
I saw a picture of one of these things and have been fascinated ever since. I WANT ONE!!! Problem is, they dont seem to be widely available in the US. The aerorider and go-one look really sweet!!!

Anyone know how you get one of these things? Do I have to go to the country of origin and hunt one down and find a way to ship it back?
Lots of Velomobile links at http://murraystrikelinks.com/

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Old 06-11-12, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
I'm a wimpy rider. I don't ride in bad weather, I don't generally carry a bunch of stuff with me, and I don't care (within reason) how fast I go. I'm having a hard time imagining a situation that would be more fun in a velomobile than on one of my other bikes.
Retro, if you had a velo, you could use that on bad weather days. Rain just doesn't matter. Neither does cold.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Retro, if you had a velo, you could use that on bad weather days. Rain just doesn't matter. Neither does cold.
Hate to rain on anyones parade but for a "wimpy rider" a storm was interesting for me. Before I had a motor installed; my enclosed kit was 77 pounds. I had to use every gear with lots of stops. The motor solved the acceleration and hill problem nicely- but the weight went right up to 110 pounds. I never had any problems, but if I had problems- any pedaling up a hill would have probably been very hard.

This thread is about 2 years old. As I wrote in 2010, everything is dismantled due to building condemnation and tear-down- including the velo. The building is being rebuilt (completion December) but my heart is just not into moving back just having to rebuild my velo- starting with needing another $400. windshield. I have just 'zip-tied' the 2 full fairing sides and 2 doors- then left.

Plan now is just bolt it back together, paint the inside of that scratchy and cloudy windshield black, sick it on a cheap trike I find on Craigslist and hang it in my living room as a conversation piece.
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Originally Posted by countersTrike View Post
Hate to rain on anyones parade but for a "wimpy rider" a storm was interesting for me. Before I had a motor installed; my enclosed kit was 77 pounds. I had to use every gear with lots of stops. The motor solved the acceleration and hill problem nicely- but the weight went right up to 110 pounds. I never had any problems, but if I had problems- any pedaling up a hill would have probably been very hard.

This thread is about 2 years old. As I wrote in 2010, everything is dismantled due to building condemnation and tear-down- including the velo. The building is being rebuilt (completion December) but my heart is just not into moving back just having to rebuild my velo- starting with needing another $400. windshield. I have just 'zip-tied' the 2 full fairing sides and 2 doors- then left.

Plan now is just bolt it back together, paint the inside of that scratchy and cloudy windshield black, sick it on a cheap trike I find on Craigslist and hang it in my living room as a conversation piece.
Wrong. This thread started in 2005.

Velomobiles are still quite rare. They've made quite the scene here in Portland for the last couple years:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ohpv/se...th/3558318266/

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Originally Posted by No Exit View Post
I saw a picture of one of these things and have been fascinated ever since. Problem is, they dont seem to be widely available in the US.
Originally Posted by jeff-o View Post
Question: How do you convince your wife/sig. other (if you have one) to let you buy these things? Is it just a question of having enough money kicking around to afford them, or is there more to it? I really want one, but I don't think I'd ever be able to convince my wife unless we won the lottery or something...
Do you suppose those two comments might somehow be related?

You might try fakeing an interest in a Harley Davidson. Take her with you and wander through a dealership some time. Maybe after checking out a few $25,000 motorcycles a velomobile might not look so unreasonable.
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