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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2017 :  12:04:53  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This QV has lots of stowage:


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Originally posted by Jerry

Thinking of making an axle like I used on my catamaran sailboat to use under a camping cot. Take the axle out from under cot at camping spot. Either use a tent, tarp, or coroplast over the cot. I could haul all my gear on the cot/trailer. When I get over, if ever, this bug, I will experiment with this idea. I really like putting all my supplies and gear on a trailer. Just works better for me. 100 pounds on a trailer is easier than 35 pounds on my bike. Plus, I seem not to lose stuff as often when I use a trailer. Use the hammock when warmer, cot when cooler. Sometimes though, I just can't sleep in a hammock.



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Edited by - alevand on 12/27/2017 12:06:42
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1029 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2017 :  17:44:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know a guy down this way that I have ridden with who owns 2017 Quattrovelo #30, 2017 DFXL #133, a 2015 Milan GT, and a Mango Sports Edition. He takes his teenage daughter with him when he rides the Quattrovelo. He also owns a 2000 Rotator Super 7 Streamliner, 2003 Rotator Coyote Streamliner, and about 9 other recumbents. Nice guy. He did a Pactour tour this year in his Milan GT. I was tempted to buy a Quest velomobile yesterday! I decided to keep refining my corovelo instead. When I get well enough and the weather is nicer, I am going to make several changes to my corovelo. New nose cone, re-do the rear end to be removable, and build more storage in the rear. A few other things here and there like maybe making the front end that tilts up and/or removable. Tomorrow will be 3 weeks of this bug!
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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2017 :  18:00:19  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Whats his favorite?

Well, it got up to 8 degrees today! Cold weather for at least another week, suppose to warm up enough tonight to snow tomorrow, 15.

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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1029 Posts

Posted - 12/27/2017 :  19:03:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think the Milan is his favorite. He took off in the Milan one day and rode about 260 miles to Austin. I don't remember the details, but, I think he did it in less than 9 hours!

I was wrong about the time. He averaged 19.6 mph in the Milan for 255 miles to Austin.

Edited by - Jerry on 12/28/2017 09:40:04
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1029 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  09:34:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The new nose cones are suppose to be delivered today. Yeah!

Duh! Tomorrow.

Edited by - Jerry on 01/01/2018 14:46:02
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Jerry
human power supergeek

USA
1029 Posts

Posted - 01/01/2018 :  14:52:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ordered this https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Steel-Bicycle-Bike-Cargo-luggage-Trailer-One-Wheel-Cart-Carrier-For-Shopping/290922474442?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41376%26meid%3D2d2b7f04844a46f29ca3601d922f4448%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D252435816229&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 . I will probably weld it up instead of bolting it together. Pull behind the Baron, Musashi, or corovelo.

It is ordered.

Edited by - Jerry on 01/01/2018 14:56:07
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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  11:41:34  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Having a January thaw today, 57 and rain. Thought Id take advantage of the nice weather and ride bike, since all the snow melted, cold returns tomorrow. Well, the deficiency of SWB with a tire between your legs became immediately obvious when it first touched wet driveway. Shorts are wet, shoes are wet, water draining off the cassette, cold air blowing in from the wheel opening. Only rode a block. The front wheel needs to be completely sealed off. This weather would be no problem in the Carp. Maybe Im barking up the wrong tree with this SWB FWD stuff and should just build a simple LWB bike again.



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Edited by - alevand on 01/11/2018 11:48:26
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warren
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USA
6149 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  12:21:10  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You just need a wheel fairing, or at least a full fender to fix that.
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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 01/11/2018 :  14:59:20  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The bike with fairing weighs 39 lbs, the front fairing weighs 5 lbs and the back half 3 lbs. Its 10 lbs lighter than the old Carp. I am doing some upgrades and then seal the front wheel and reinstall the fairing.

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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  20:38:58  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The upgrades are turning into major rework. I should have the frame done by tomorrow.

... Well I lowered the seat 4 inches and the BB 2.5 inches, wheel base is 3 inches longer. Took it down the block and back. I don't know if it was such a good idea for a touring bike. Heal is hitting the derailleur again. I need to lengthen the chain, an put the back brake on. I can now put the back wheel on without having to let the air out. After I fix these things I'll start sealing up the front wheel.

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Edited by - alevand on 01/13/2018 15:31:49
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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2018 :  11:47:04  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I got the back wheel fender and skirts sealed up, now the front...I routed the rear brake cable inside the frame tube. I can put stuff there and no worry that its pushing on the cable.

... still needs some work, had to cut the front off, no pedal clearance. The loose tyvek gets glued to the fairing to seal.I use aluminum peal type pop rivets to joint the chloroplast as well as cable ties. Note the camping pad in the seat and studded tire behind.



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Edited by - alevand on 01/14/2018 17:57:33
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warren
human power expert

USA
6149 Posts

Posted - 01/14/2018 :  21:34:53  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow, it's a lowracer now!
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alevand
human power expert

USA
3002 Posts

Posted - 01/16/2018 :  19:59:44  Show Profile  Visit alevand's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I made a spread sheet to calculate a Biopace like chain ring contour. I have the shape at the pitch diameter, but need to integrate along the pitch circumference to get x,y points at every chain tooth. Then I can plot it full size after importing to cad.



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Edited by - alevand on 01/16/2018 20:01:23
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