Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

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Velomobile designed and produced with Aspire 4.51

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Here's my DIY velomobile. Everything except bicycle specific components like gear shifter, shocks and chain are made using Aspire and my CNC router. It's going to replace my car for local trips and commuting in harsh weather. I use a regular bike when the weather is nice. Aspire has taken over almost all of my CAD work because it's so easy to use.

Windows are 1,8mm acrylic. The shell is made from pine plywood. The thickness varies from 3-18mm thick depending on how it's pocketed and doubled up. My Photobucket account has more pictures from the whole process.

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That is a nice piece of work.

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Cool! Do you have a video of it, so we can watch it action!

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Wow!!!
That is an extremely cool project to take on.
Thanks for sharing.

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how much does the whole thing weight?
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Wow!... and wow some more! What a super-fun and useful project that is! I'm still giddy from the coolness of that. Good candidate for some (light-weight) SteamPunk decor/paint, too!
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Very cool and well done. Thank you for sharing you work. Excellent work.

How long did it take you from concept to finish project?

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One single word: wow!
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I thought the landscape looked strange but familiar..........
You are in Norway :-)
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Incredible work! A video would be great! More details please!!!

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NEAT!!! :D :D :D
Seat is not too slippery?
Absolutely fantastic project and completion!
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Very nice! Beautiful craftsmanship.

Question: Does it have electric assist?

Thanks for posting!

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What a great project, well done, thanks for sharing..

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Very Cool! Love the rear fender! :)

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Thanks. Here's a short clip of it on the road:


A coupld of early videos from testing:










It's really heavy. At least 65 kg, but the assist takes care of that. It has a 250 W nominal pedal assist motor (Bafang) so uphill travel is fast enough. It's pretty comfortable, with suspensoin on all wheels, and has room for a lot of stuff. The goal was to replace my car. I want t omake a new velomobile that's lighter, smaller and faster for fun.

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