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    Building Organic Transit ELF vechicle

    Aha, now I know. Seems to have a lot in it. Haven't seen the price at this stage but I imagine it is not cheap. Had a look at the "How to order your SAM electric vehicle" video. Certainly a contender. Just hang about for a little while and you may be able to buy the Elio factory/plans/moulds...
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    Building Organic Transit ELF vechicle

    Seems like there are a few business opportunities around for those able to jump in. Maybe all these varieties are going through a phase that will, obviously, settle out some time. It is one thing to have a completely new product without any competition. It is another to have a product that is a...
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    Weired and Wonderful Electrics

    Was strolling through the woods one day ... Seriously, I suddenly saw in a local shopping centre, securely tied to a hitching rail so it couldn't suddenly take off under its own steam, this, someone's pride and joy. DIY battery boxes and all. Note the size of the tail light below the seat...
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    Making a sliding boom Python ? how ?

    Paul: Always room for improvement. How about leaving the bolts as the are and welding a spacer across below them at a width just enough to provide sliding clearance? Then, when you tighten the bolts, they can only close the tabs against the tube above them.
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    But then, on second thoughts ....
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    Road/Ride Safety

    Haven't seen anything on AZ re riding and safety. So I thought I'd start one. Surely it is an issue for many and that is why I mainly ride off-road although one still has to cross roads.Many riding issues are only due to today's car-minded society or, so it is in Australia. I saw a "safety...
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    Flat pack Velomobile ?

    A video on the Transport Evolved Youtube channel mentioned that "pants" is now an English term that means, well, "girly" or that's how I heard it. I guess it would do the job with little extra weight although I have never seen any. Google now tells me they are just wheel fairings.
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    Epod

    I'm looking forward to seeing it. I wish I had started 50 years ago.
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    My life with Python trikes Mk1 , Mk1.5 , Mk2 ?

    DannyC: I'd like to see you with parts removed from your seat.
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    Flat pack Velomobile ?

    I reckoned that years ago. I liked the concept and followed it keenly for a few years and then lost interest. It is too late and also has taken too much time. Its design philosophy was taken over by the electric alternatives before it got off the ground. I would rather have an Electra Meccanica...
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    Epod

    Any design is worth pursuing, even if it is to satisfy an urge for learning something new. The thing is, it is your's, to satisfy your needs, and may not suit anyone else. In the meantime you will have proved something. Go for it. That is the only way it will come together - and adds more to...
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    VK3CKC's eLecTricks Trike Design and Build.

    Some of the dimensioning is still guesswork but I made up what I will call a double corner to form the rear end of the new tow hitch which will now run from lower down on the rear bulkhead frame, around the rear of the rear wheel and back to the other side of the rear bulkhead frame. The frame...
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    VK3CKC's eLecTricks Trike Design and Build.

    There is always a way of doing something. I had steered myself into a predicament through trying to dual-purpose some elements of the rear end of my design. What I was trying to do, turned out to be impossible. The remedy did not take much angle grinder surgery, but did result in what turned out...
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    Epod

    That might be because they can be tipped up for easy/rapid unloading. Enables a quick turnaround for getting another load. It would be interesting to know what they were actually carting though.
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