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carolina
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Posted - 09/28/2015 :  19:01:15  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Did know enough, so l built a velo mule to hold all the velo hardware.

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Sweet ride: much better than my catrike 700 l sold it.


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Edited by - carolina on 10/13/2017 19:44:21

warren
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Posted - 09/28/2015 :  19:25:52  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Nice! Its getting there...
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Runxner
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Posted - 09/30/2015 :  01:04:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Doesn't it high center on speed bumps/ driveway curbs?

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/04/2015 :  20:16:37  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
no, not hit anything yet. Pretty normal. My bad city drive way curb it can touch with groceries.
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Edited by - carolina on 10/13/2017 19:34:53
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carolina
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USA
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Posted - 08/08/2016 :  06:36:12  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
its quality parts,, the key.

Had a catrike 700, There is no comparison imo. And this one is shop truck, "l call it". Itís used to make constant changes to help me make decisions in my velomobile molds. Ride someone's velo if ya can around the block and you will not want another trike.

Macpherson strut front suspension and tiller T bar steering. Two frt drum brakes are together with one brake lever. Mine is hardtail but you can buy this kit below (rear 4 wheeler system) if ya want rear suspension.

Velomobiel.nl

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Edited by - carolina on 10/14/2017 11:41:47
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/13/2017 :  19:42:54  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And i did buy the 4 wheeler rear and install,, with 18 speed german pinion transmission up front from member Jerry.

Here it is at market lobby:

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1)twin 56lb air bags @ rear
2) twin shocks at rear
3) traction bar
4) sway bar
5) macpherson struts at front w/6 tie-rods.
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Edited by - carolina on 10/13/2017 19:51:40
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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  08:39:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That is very interesting rear suspension. It looks like a nearly verticle movement(perpendicular to the chain tension) was your goal. I see the two verticle rear links and panhard rod. Also your forward traction bars with the little airbags. I fear few people will see this post, and fewer will appreciate your efforts. Btw, where did you get the little airbags?
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carolina
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  10:08:37  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks!

Continental makes the airbags.

SB : the whole unit came from netherlands. So smooth itís indescribable. Airbags are from continental tire corporation. It has a differential unit down under cassette area you canít see. If one slips, the other grabs.

Later i will build a plug of balsa and bondo with duratec sprayed on. Then pull two piece mold. The cf part will adhesive into rear lower belly of my cf unibodies for 4 wheeler velomobile.

Iam also waiting on the new DF 4wheeler to come to market. I will buy that rear also and build.

Help: this thread should be in trike section i guess but l donít know how to move it. There is a link over there anyway.
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Edited by - carolina on 11/05/2017 12:25:08
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  15:13:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ditto SB comments. Could the differential be adapted to a front wheel drive system?
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  20:45:35  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I donít really know answer. Grant

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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
3835 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2017 :  22:43:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sure it could be, if you can design, model, and manufacture all the fwd steering components, tiny CV joints, new axles, and suspension(if wanted). I have the design, machining, and fabrication skills, but why do you want to know?
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Tom Schneider
recumbent enthusiast

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Posted - 10/14/2017 :  23:52:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You could try twisting chain front wheel drive. A cog on each front wheel with a chain going to an overhead axle with 2 freewheels. This is definitely a half baked idea that may be ugly!

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Speedbiker
human power expert

USA
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Posted - 10/15/2017 :  14:29:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And you'd make Rube Goldberg proud!
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
554 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2017 :  21:31:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mostly to save weight. Playing with ideas for a pedal car when my wife retires and we live with the grandchildren in flat terrain. A differential would take the place of CV joints. Twisting V belts would be easier. Hilliard Co. locally could be a source.
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carolina
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USA
904 Posts

Posted - 10/15/2017 :  22:11:25  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This would be like having a ford pickup truck rear-end up front? Steer how?

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jjackstone
recumbent enthusiast

USA
249 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2017 :  08:45:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grant, Maybe you're looking for something like this.
http://www.dbtrikes.com/dbt3redprototype.htm

Would suggest taking this to a new thread though if you wish to continue discussing it so as not to hijack Carolina's thread.

JJ
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Grant-53
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 10/16/2017 :  09:37:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks jjackstone, that is the idea. This is a way off with multiple projects first. Actually the velo mule rear is more like the GM coil spring rear end. The older four wheel drive trucks used Dana 60 solid axles with U-joints at each wheel.
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 11/05/2017 :  12:48:22  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Keep looking, its way different than what ive ever seen. Stare! Zoom in!

Each airbag holds 58 lbs.. Sway bar, traction bar up under/hard to see, 2 lil black rear shocks, 2 air-bags is all free-floating. Just the 2 most forward bolts are mounted solid. You can see differential either/up under cassette.

THE SHOCKS,AIRBAGS, TIRES SUPPORT THE WHOLE FREE-FLOATING UNIT. KINDA FRAMELESS.

Allert is the owner of velomobiel.nl,, he designed this over couple years.


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Edited by - carolina on 06/07/2018 23:17:54
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 11/05/2017 :  13:04:57  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With time allowed i will covert heavy steel frame to my sq. carbon tubes. Pulled the 2 part mold below from the six foot steel tubes.

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Ive made a pile but need more for myself. Not on front burner, mule is a great shop tool as is and grocery getter.

1st sample made:
https://youtu.be/RsfGA3lbKLk
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runcyclexcski
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United Kingdom
35 Posts

Posted - 06/07/2018 :  13:29:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carolina, can you post a close-up of the front suspension, to use as inspiration?

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 06/07/2018 :  23:16:15  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just hardware of the quest velomobile, zoom in! Macpherson struts,( dr Macpherson working at Chevrolet in the 50ís).

Zoom in: 6 tie rods, tiller steering.


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Toecutter
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USA
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Posted - 06/08/2018 :  10:05:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is some nice work. Any idea what the turning radius is at this point?
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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
904 Posts

Posted - 06/08/2018 :  15:15:48  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Same as quest. Velos donít have great turning.

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runcyclexcski
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United Kingdom
35 Posts

Posted - 06/10/2018 :  07:43:31  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carolina

Same as quest. Velos donít have great turning.

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A more accurate way of saying this would be "velos designed by Quest do not have great turning".

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carolina
recumbent guru

USA
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Posted - 06/10/2018 :  15:29:32  Show Profile  Visit carolina's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wrong, all velomobiles donít have much of a turn radius. Speaking of top 4 or 5 companies.

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Edited by - carolina on 06/10/2018 15:30:06
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runcyclexcski
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 06/11/2018 :  14:26:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by carolina

Wrong, all velomobiles donít have much of a turn radius. Speaking of top 4 or 5 companies.

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Sure: velomobiles made by top 4 or 5 companies do not have much of a turning radious :)

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