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Old April 11th 05, 09:21 PM
bla
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Default recumbent trikes in Vancouver, Canada area

I'm building a tandem recumbent trike and was wondering if anybody even owns
on in the Vancouver, Canada area. I've never seen one on the road and the
local recumbent specialty shop only has delta style trikes.
Colin


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Old April 13th 05, 02:39 AM
Joshua Goldberg
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I'm having a tandem tadpole built for me in Port Hope Ontario for my ride to
Vancouver.
Mine is a clone of the Stein Magnum and is being done in 4130 and a nose
cone via Reg Rodaro.

"bla" wrote in message
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I'm building a tandem recumbent trike and was wondering if anybody even
owns on in the Vancouver, Canada area. I've never seen one on the road
and the local recumbent specialty shop only has delta style trikes.
Colin



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Old April 13th 05, 09:20 PM
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When are you coming out to Vancouver?
In my searches for builders, I'd completely missed Stein Magnum. I'm glad I
asked.

Colin

"Joshua Goldberg" wrote in message
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I'm having a tandem tadpole built for me in Port Hope Ontario for my ride
to Vancouver.
Mine is a clone of the Stein Magnum and is being done in 4130 and a nose
cone via Reg Rodaro.

"bla" wrote in message
...
I'm building a tandem recumbent trike and was wondering if anybody even
owns on in the Vancouver, Canada area. I've never seen one on the road
and the local recumbent specialty shop only has delta style trikes.
Colin





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Old April 14th 05, 06:46 PM
Joshua Goldberg
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we are looking at leaving Toronto July 01, there is another tadpole coming
with us a chap doing a trans-Canada crossing. We are cheating, we are
using a DC Motor to supplement the pedals. Toronto to Vancouver is both up
hill and into a NW wind and without the motor we'd be coughing up a lung.
We are using the fiberglass nose cone of a Velomobile to help with the winds
and to deflect gravel and beer bottles tossed from pick up trucks. Also
towing a 36" X 84" streamlined trailer with disc brake equipped tri-spoke
aluminum wheels.

It is a one-way trip, we intend to remain in BC or the Bellingham WA area

"bla" wrote in message
...
When are you coming out to Vancouver?
In my searches for builders, I'd completely missed Stein Magnum. I'm glad
I asked.

Colin

"Joshua Goldberg" wrote in message
...
I'm having a tandem tadpole built for me in Port Hope Ontario for my ride
to Vancouver.
Mine is a clone of the Stein Magnum and is being done in 4130 and a nose
cone via Reg Rodaro.

"bla" wrote in message
...
I'm building a tandem recumbent trike and was wondering if anybody even
owns on in the Vancouver, Canada area. I've never seen one on the road
and the local recumbent specialty shop only has delta style trikes.
Colin







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Old April 16th 05, 02:07 PM
jtaylor
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"Joshua Goldberg" wrote in message
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we are looking at leaving Toronto July 01, there is another tadpole coming
with us a chap doing a trans-Canada crossing. We are cheating, we are
using a DC Motor to supplement the pedals.


Without some (or all) of

a) external power
b) solar panels
c) regenerative braking

you will have a net loss carrying a motor and battery.

Electrically assisted cycling is only less work when

a) you can charge the battery from an external source
b) you use the battery a high percentage of the time you are riding - which
means
c) you are not going very far between charges


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Old April 17th 05, 06:48 AM
Joshua Goldberg
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750W Crystalyte DC Hub Motor
110V Controller
110V AC 4 Stroke 1500W Generator with rectifier and filter
Cruise speed with tadpole tandem and 8 foot trailer: 50 mph, opened up to 70
mph/
Our Asses 4 ounces off the pavement, reclined, fiberglass nose cone from a
Velomobile,
Fiberglass Aero trailer with tri-spoke aluminum wheels with disc brakes/
Aluminum tri-spoke front tadpole wheels with disc brakes/
Cro-Moly 4130
Egg Beaters
4 PC Speaker sound system
On-Board Toshiba P-20 Laptop with Cell link/
Elaborate lighting system using ultra-brite LEDs (almost 100 LEDs) on 72V
Ni-MH X 13Ah system/
On-Board coffee maker/
55 square foot canvas Sail with telescopic mast for Freewheeling Wind Power
Assist/
Burning Man 1st, Vancouver 2nd/

Joshua
www.evsolutions.net


"jtaylor" wrote in message
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"Joshua Goldberg" wrote in message
...
we are looking at leaving Toronto July 01, there is another tadpole
coming
with us a chap doing a trans-Canada crossing. We are cheating, we are
using a DC Motor to supplement the pedals.


Without some (or all) of

a) external power
b) solar panels
c) regenerative braking

you will have a net loss carrying a motor and battery.

Electrically assisted cycling is only less work when

a) you can charge the battery from an external source
b) you use the battery a high percentage of the time you are riding -
which
means
c) you are not going very far between charges




 




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