I like the enclosed wooden bike above, but I have never seen a center steering mechanism like this before. I know they are also popular in velomobiles. I think they turn by moving the bar forward...
thanks for replies. There's got to be a usa seller of bicycle rims. It would probabaly cost $100 just to ship from Germany.Only usa vendor I found JBI is wholesale only and will not sell to me directly.
you can get a set of 3 wheels off ebay for about $140, most are 15mm
I've got a pair of 26" wheels on an elf velomobile right now, but I want to put fatter tires on so I need a pair of smaller 24" rims for better shock, since this trike has no suspension.
the hub is a 20mm axel with 110m length. Looked on USA and Chinese web sites and ebay and can't find a...
I saw this video of a trike who's front 2 wheels are made of regular bicycle forks. I like this design because the wheels and hubs are easy to get. NO custom lacing of a wheel needed.
Does anyone have any more detailed photos and scketches of the steering and peddling mechanism of such a 2x fork...
Elf sold most of the units about 500 in the first 4 years, as they rose prices the volume went down.
pebl only makes a few dozen vehicles a year, they too are too expensive!. Honestly I think farming the frame out to China, shipping them UPS and then having some sort of bolt together shell is...
Personally I do not think anyone will buy the Elf company and save it from bankrupency so I might be able to buy parts frame etc if they auction stuff off. There are also a couple of start up companies that I might beta test.
there is a used elf on ebay version 1.5 in colorado, with broken hub motor $1500 plus $500 to ship that I thought about buying, but for about the same price or more likely less I can make my own. still waiting on 6061 1.5x1.5 tubing to come from florida.
6063 alloy tube can easily be found in 1/16 wall thickness, howevber 6061 alloy is more of a structural grade and is very hard to find in thinner wall locally.
6061 is stronger and what most aluminum bikes are made of.