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jimincolorado
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USA
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Posted - 09/17/2017 :  10:11:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I spotted an velomobile yesterday that I thought was labeled Aero Tech. Is there such a thing?

Jim

warren
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Posted - 09/20/2017 :  13:27:34  Show Profile  Visit warren's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It was probably just advertising Aero Tech - a maker of bike clothing that has recumbent specific items.

http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/recumbent.html
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Joel DIckman
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USA
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Posted - 09/25/2017 :  13:46:34  Show Profile  Visit Joel DIckman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jimincolorado

I spotted an velomobile yesterday that I thought was labeled Aero Tech. Is there such a thing?

Jim



Go to Google Images and type in "aerolope". Is this the vehicle you spotted? The shell was designed by a Russian aircraft engineer named Boris Zakoldev (or something close to that). I think a company in Arizona (Glas-Tec?) was making fiberglass shells based on this design some years ago, and some recumbent riders were using Turner short wheelbase bikes inside them. Someone brought one to a race at the Northbrook Velodrome in a previous geological era.

Or maybe you saw something totally different...

Safe riding,
Joel Dickman
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These three prevent most accidents: seeing, being seen, & (usually) common sense.
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Speedbiker
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Posted - 09/25/2017 :  14:23:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joel, Rob Wood raced it the year we held the championships at the old AMC test track, I think in Burlington WI. Probably about 1997. I submit my guess at Boris's last name: Zakeldiev. He is a brilliant engineer who struggled at first after immigrating to America from Moscow. Eventually doing very well. I think I remember he sold those molds to someone in Texas. A neat design, but not fast.
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