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Milfred Cubicle wrote: 4 Aug 2023, 5:18pm A velomobile...I'd love one, but cannot justify the price to myself.
Word of advice: Never, EVER, take a test ride in fast velomobile!
They are among the most addictive noningestible things out there... :roll:
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rikwilliams wrote: 21 Nov 2023, 11:44pm A new Pelso Racer for heading into the City.

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Here's a parts list and photo gallery for anyone considering a similar high-racer / 'super commuter' build.
Very nice, at last a design that adjusts for people with long legs and short arms (i.e. me!). Not sure I'd want to ride it on a cross-windy day however.

Also it seems to come within a gnats whisker of not needing an deflecting idler, just a small tweak to the frame would give you the much longed for direct chainline. Despite many arguments to the contrary I do believe I can feel the difference a direct chainline makes to hill climbing on my Kett :)
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My P-38 with 27.5" rear wheel and 35-584 Kojak Addix tyre. It's a good fit :-)
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Marc wrote: 1 Apr 2024, 7:11pm
Milfred Cubicle wrote: 4 Aug 2023, 5:18pm A velomobile...I'd love one, but cannot justify the price to myself.
Word of advice: Never, EVER, take a test ride in fast velomobile!
They are among the most addictive noningestible things out there... :roll:
OR do - and do it early.. I'd have loved to have spent my commuting days in a velo rather than an upwrong, or a naked trike.
Not sure how well I'd have done in snow mind...
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[XAP]Bob wrote: 15 Apr 2024, 1:00pm
Marc wrote: 1 Apr 2024, 7:11pm
Milfred Cubicle wrote: 4 Aug 2023, 5:18pm A velomobile...I'd love one, but cannot justify the price to myself.
Word of advice: Never, EVER, take a test ride in fast velomobile!
They are among the most addictive noningestible things out there... :roll:
OR do - and do it early.. I'd have loved to have spent my commuting days in a velo rather than an upwrong, or a naked trike.
Not sure how well I'd have done in snow mind...
In snow, you're pretty much fucked with a velomobil. Even with my Milan GT that is "raised" to have 12cm ground clearance.

If it doesn't have an electric assist, any three wheeler/tadpole trike is practically useless in snow* (slow up to 5cm, stuck in 10cm snow).
With electric assist in a tadpole trike, preferably a rear hub motor, even 20cm of fresh snow is great fun, though!

*apart from a Fat-Trike of course:
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UpWrong wrote: 8 Apr 2024, 4:06pm My P-38 with 27.5" rear wheel and 35-584 Kojak Addix tyre. It's a good fit :-)
IMG_20240408_150439_HDR.jpg
Are you happy now? :lol:
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This thread was about pictures, wasn't it?

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yostumpy wrote: 19 Apr 2024, 7:11pm
UpWrong wrote: 8 Apr 2024, 4:06pm My P-38 with 27.5" rear wheel and 35-584 Kojak Addix tyre. It's a good fit :-)
IMG_20240408_150439_HDR.jpg
Are you happy now? :lol:
Yes, much happier. I'm more confident on it again. Planning to take it 100km round the Isle of Wight randonnee in a couple of weeks time.
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UpWrong wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 10:08am
yostumpy wrote: 19 Apr 2024, 7:11pm
UpWrong wrote: 8 Apr 2024, 4:06pm My P-38 with 27.5" rear wheel and 35-584 Kojak Addix tyre. It's a good fit :-)
IMG_20240408_150439_HDR.jpg
Are you happy now? :lol:
Yes, much happier. I'm more confident on it again. Planning to take it 100km round the Isle of Wight randonnee in a couple of weeks time.
I wouldn't take it there -- the roads are too busy and too narrow
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Cowsham wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 11:04am
UpWrong wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 10:08am
yostumpy wrote: 19 Apr 2024, 7:11pm

Are you happy now? :lol:
Yes, much happier. I'm more confident on it again. Planning to take it 100km round the Isle of Wight randonnee in a couple of weeks time.
I wouldn't take it there -- the roads are too busy and too narrow
I've previously completed the IOW Randonee on 3 different recumbent trikes and my RANS long wheelbase recumbent. But I haven't yet done it on a short wheelbase recumbent. It's going to be chaos because in addition to the 3000 cyclists doing it there will be 2000 runners doing a charity run. There are a couple of tricky junctions where it might be easier to get off and push. I did on one occasion see a whole row of roadies go crashing to the ground domino style when one failed to clip in and toppled over sending the rest sprawling.
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UpWrong wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 1:01pm
Cowsham wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 11:04am
UpWrong wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 10:08am
Yes, much happier. I'm more confident on it again. Planning to take it 100km round the Isle of Wight randonnee in a couple of weeks time.
I wouldn't take it there -- the roads are too busy and too narrow
I've previously completed the IOW Randonee on 3 different recumbent trikes and my RANS long wheelbase recumbent. But I haven't yet done it on a short wheelbase recumbent. It's going to be chaos because in addition to the 3000 cyclists doing it there will be 2000 runners doing a charity run. There are a couple of tricky junctions where it might be easier to get off and push. I did on one occasion see a whole row of roadies go crashing to the ground domino style when one failed to clip in and toppled over sending the rest sprawling.
Ah sorry my bad -- didn't realize that Randonee thing is an organised and probably marshaled event. I was thinking in general it's a bit of a bunged up sort of a place beds bottles and fishes. I found there too many cars whizzing around on the narrow roads and lanes -- not an enjoyable place to ride ordinarily.
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UpWrong wrote: 20 Apr 2024, 10:08am
yostumpy wrote: 19 Apr 2024, 7:11pm
UpWrong wrote: 8 Apr 2024, 4:06pm My P-38 with 27.5" rear wheel and 35-584 Kojak Addix tyre. It's a good fit :-)
IMG_20240408_150439_HDR.jpg
Are you happy now? :lol:
Yes, much happier. I'm more confident on it again. Planning to take it 100km round the Isle of Wight randonnee in a couple of weeks time.
Excellent.!
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My adventure
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I should have taken a picture!

Just around the corner from me I knew there is a guy who likes odd bikes, he has some big US Choppers etc. that he sometimes works on in his front garden. But yesterday he'd emptied his garage for a clear out and piled on the lawn among the Choppers was a Ratracer, a Windcheeta (with front fairing and rear back box) and a Streetmachine, whilst in the garage was a full sized 'Ordinary'.

Made me feel a lot less challenged about my seven bikes, and he didn't have a unicycle :lol:
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