WHEELS for velocars, velomobiles and other multi-wheelers

Discussion in 'Motorized Tandems, Trikes and Recumbent Bicycles' started by moto-klasika, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I have a gimpy leg, and I can pedal faster than 15 miles per hour (this Merc's top speed). Granted, I could not pedal for 217 miles straight (the Merc's range) but let me ask this: who really wants to travel even a hundred miles moving at the "blistering speed" of 15 mph?
    I think if I got me a decent recumbent, I could put this thing to shame without using gas or electric while so doing.
    Looks interesting though.
     
  2. moto-klasika

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    Hello Allen,
    You are quite right about Mercedes practicability (not to mention price that should be astronomic!)...
    In Europe, there is limit of 25 km/hour ~ 15 mph for bicycles with assistance (no mater on number of wheels)... But, there is no need for drives of 300 km and more? For me - some 50 km ~ 31 miles would be more than enough! Mostly, I would use velocar for short trips around 10-15 km ... With electric-motor for assistance that would be quite easy, even up some hils, with some kind of healthy excersise...
    Ciao, Zoran
     
  3. moto-klasika

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    happy new year!
     
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    AND TO ALL YOU TO HAPPY NEW YEAR...............................Curt
     
  5. moto-klasika

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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Don't go to this supplier

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  7. curtisfox

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    That's crazy but Kool

    OK i won't but think they are long gone by now,thank God,LOL

    This is kind of Kool car and would be fun to make,kind of steam punk race car
     
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  8. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Not a real good day. Plus, it is starting to rain. Motor is idling nicely, however...
    SB
     
  9. curtisfox

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    [FONT=Arial Unicode MS, sans-serif]Hello Curt,[/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial Unicode MS, sans-serif]I just wanted to write comments about wheels... Rear wheels looks to me as workshop made, cute and quite strong? Front wheel could be off-the-shelf...

    Pity that there are not any photo with transmission, but you will “invent” something! For steering, I would like something safer than that small lever! Maybe something in classic-bicycle style... [/FONT]

    [FONT=Arial Unicode MS, sans-serif]No problem to transform it to 4-wheeler! Just to install some kind of swivel axle. Karl Benz did it on later models...
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    BTW, if we made our own hub (a'la AtomicZombi) and have proper rim - how we could calculate length of wire-spokes?
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    [FONT=Arial Unicode MS, sans-serif]Ciao,
    Zoran [/FONT]
     

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    ... simple swivel front axle!
    Zoran
     

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  12. curtisfox

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    Somewere on the forum there is a spoke calculater,would have to search. Thats a good picture,i would put a buggy spring in between with radious rod to support,like a model T Ford. For the rear i think regular 26" trike wheels with haevy spokes would be do good. For power i think i would use a lawn tractor engine and rear end. I have one with 12hp twin briggs and hydrostatic rear i think would be perfict............Curt
     
  13. moto-klasika

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    Curt,
    My idea was that I would choose bicyce's rim (for instance 26") and wire-spokes for 24" wheel, so I could build my own hubs, wider and with bigger diameter then original bicycle's... So, knowing lenght of spokes and diameter of rim - to calculate diameter of hub! But, that is the same process of calculation, I suppose?
    Zoran
     
  14. curtisfox

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    Yes that should work also, that's a good idea will have to think on that and chekit out..........Curt
     

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