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Enclosed bicycle: this just looks GREAT

cntlcntl Posts: 290
edited November 2007 in Commuting chat
This just looks GREAT:

http://www.velomobiling.com/gallery/Vel ... 1.jpg.html

If I had the money I WOULD get one.

PS. They are called velomobiles: enclosed recumbents

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  • BentMikeyBentMikey Posts: 4,895
    Yes, LeeW's Quest was at Hillingdon the other week, a lovely machine.
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Too hot and sweaty for me...looks cool though...........
  • redjediredjedi Posts: 44
    But it's called a Birk. What a silly name :P
  • hambomanhamboman Posts: 512
    can one go faster in one of those contraptions than on a regular racer then?
  • hamboman wrote:
    can one go faster in one of those contraptions than on a regular racer then?
    Hell of a lot faster i believe, aerodynamics innit
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  • jedsterjedster Posts: 2,004
    bloody sweaty though, no?
  • CunobelinCunobelin Posts: 11,792
    Cheaper "kit" here:

    http://www.dutchbikes.nl/pagina/frame_v_kits.html

    Note the use of th term cheaper, and not cheap - £1700 is aboutthe same as many standard recumbent trikes though!
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  • t4tomot4tomo Posts: 2,643
    That looks pretty damn cool, i do like the french chaps modification with child seat, Imagine arriving at the school gates in that!
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  • I'd like to have one just to deprive a car of a parking space.
  • pedalpower wrote:
    I'd like to have one just to deprive a car of a parking space.

    and you could join the rest of the cars in the traffic jams too :?

    sw
  • BelvBelv Posts: 866
    :lol:

    It would not be practical for my commute!
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