Sinclair c5 revisited

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We can wait for an Aptera at € ??,???, oh wait, that is a 3-wheel car!



The Aptera looks (to my myopic eyes at least) like a very pretty version of the Sparrow, which is now out of production. I'd personally be fine with it's 70mph top speed and 60 mile range (to start with):


 
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What I'm looking for is a two seater where both can pedal. Need bucket style seats. My better half has Narcolepsy with cataplexy, cataplexy being a temporary full body rag doll paralysis, hence the need for a bucket seat. I've looked at a hase pino but she doesn't want to sit up front. A hase kettelweis as a trailer - no, doesn't fancy being down in the exhaust fumes.

Has anyone seen anything? She wants to pedal too, not just be a passenger.
Van Raam Fun2Go, other types available, speciality bikes are their thing, prob not cheap tho.

(Remember to claim any disabled discount available)
 
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Van Raam Fun2Go, other types available, speciality bikes are their thing, prob not cheap tho.
Thanks, but no room, can't transport, too wide etc.
I've hopefully got the job sorted, Double Vision Recumbent Tandem, on My new Toy thread.
 
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Foldable fairing for Hase Kettweisel? :) View attachment 41321




Yes I thought about that - you certainly seem to know of many bikes! My design presently has two wheels at the front and one at the back, bit like a folding Tadpole (400 mile range!) "Delivery time dependent upon order pipeline." It's delivered through a big thick pipeline extending from Denmark to outside your house, therefore a bargain at "€5,780.00 Incl. 25% VAT"
















...it's a bit wider at the front than the Hase Kettweisel... therefore a double umbrella unfolding arrangement perhaps?







The reason why I didn't attempt to craft such a double umbrella folding fairing, was because it'd do sod-all to protect the rider 's body when hit by a car, no matter what the material used was - I looked into geodesic dome-like variants but as yet haven't as yet made one (model) light and strong enough, which also folds small. Once I have solved the folding puzzle, I'll investigate how much weight 3D printed panels would save when printed in optimised microstructured layers, like they're doing for some 3D printed car body panels these days. My futile quest continues!
 
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N55 XYZ system Tadpole Trike comes as a 3350euros ready assembled 2str +electric +alfine gears +disc brakes extra, or a "plans with manual" single str ( http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf) , but I think they leave out key info! :-/
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One version has 1 big clear polycarbonate sheet over whole machine, still no side protection.
See XYZCargo.com for details.
(Google has a hazard triangle showing on that site) Hamburg citizens get a 33% discount, nice :)
Maybe the 'Short' one is cheaper? 990euros +++!48426817_1443248195811851_2723982178835759104_o-1.jpg
 
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N55 XYZ system Tadpole Trike comes as a 3350euros ready assembled 2str +electric +alfine gears +disc brakes extra, or a "plans with manual" single str ( http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/SPACEFRAMEVEHICLES/DIY.pdf) , but I think they leave out key info! :-/
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One version has 1 big clear polycarbonate sheet over whole machine, still no side protection.
See XYZCargo.com for details.
(Google has a hazard triangle showing on that site) Hamburg citizens get a 33% discount, nice :)
Maybe the 'Short' one is cheaper? 990euros +++!View attachment 41398



Very nice! Lightweight too - many are 24-ish kg!

I think I have an impact resistant folding canopy design! It's scale model time! When I have time. It's not an easy construction... it might have to wait till I retire at this rate. Then I'd have to crash test it. I'll need a volunteer rider - MikelBikel, are you available for impact test cycling? Mind you, I always have a new design for an impact resistant folding canopy, until it turns out that it doesn't fold small enough, or isn't safe.
 
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I'm bumping this thread because Mr.Sinclair has removed "Q1 2021" as the shipping date for his new etrike, but he is still accepting pre-orders. Which is nice.

 
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Yes! If a Zorb could suddenly appear around me shortly before my next impact with another BMW, I'd be well pleased, as I bounce over other vehicles towards my destination...

BTW if your unicycle got stuck in a tramline, would you be safer? You might land spritely on your feet. Would you bounce over car roofs in a collision?
Reminded me of the Python sketch with self ejecting food, I believe that referenced cycling too, I'm sure you must know it?

Just realised the size of this thread, I hope this hasn't already been made mention of and I'm just very late to the party?

Ian
 
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