Saturday, May 10, 2014

Another New Prototype to Lust After

The Marvelo SKR velomobile designed in Canada has some very nice specs and and even better target price.  If they get any where near the $7,000 target they are going to sell a lot of these.


Overall Length 109.5"  (2781 mm)
Maximum Body Width 25.75"  (654 mm)
Ground Clearance 3.75-4.75"  (95-121 mm)  *Adjustable*
Overall Height 35-36"  (889-914 mm)
Wheelbase 51"  (1295 mm)
Track Width 26"  (660 mm)
Weight 58.4 Lbs.  (26.5 Kg)


Body Shell - Vacuum Infused Carbon Fibre Structural Monocoque
Front and Rear Quick Release Access Hatches
Clear Polycarbonate Open Cockpit Wind Shield
Front Suspension - Struts
Rear Suspension - Single Pivot Swing-arm with Risse Genesis Air/Oil Damper
Front Brakes - Sturmey Archer 90mm Drums
Front Wheels/Tires - 20" (406)/Vredestein F-Lite 20"x2"
Rear Wheel/Tire - 26" (559)/Choice of Various Schwalbe up to 2.4" wide
Front Wheel Covers - Carbon
Steering - Dual Side Stick
Seat - Aluminum Frame with Mesh Fabric or Carbon Hard Shell
Drivetrain - (Front) Triple Ring Crank 24/36/50
                - (Rear) 3x10 Sturmey Archer CS-RK3 (3 speed hub) with 11-36 Cassette
Gear Inch Range - 13-158
Shifters - Bar-ends and 3 speed twist grip
Cables - Jagwire
Idlers - Dual TerraCycle Elite Power 23 Tooth
Mirrors - Dual (Left & Right)

Marvelo Web site

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A ride with the other local velonauts

This past weekend we got four velomobiles together a Hammonasset state park for a 40 mile ride along the Connecticut shore.

Making its first appearance was Rick O'Brien's beautiful Spearhead coroplast fairing over an ICE trike.  Rick designed it in a CAD program and had the coroplast CNC cut.  Its beautiful and he will be selling them as kits.  More info at

Here's some video shot on my phone.

New Look for the Quest

The new decals are on and I approve.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Coroplast Hood

After trying out a Sinner hood I got to thinking, " I could make one of these out of coroplast.  Here it is:

Here it is from underneath

The visor is made out of Makralon which while more expensive than acrylic its almost impossible to fog up.

Three Velomobiles in East Windsor, CT

I met up with Dan Chalue and Mike Zych for a ride starting in East Windsor