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carolina Posted - 09/28/2015 : 19:01:15
Did know enough, so l built a velo mule to hold all the velo hardware.

Big Leaf tops on facebook. Ed miller and his incredible youtube channel: https://youtu.be/FsjQj4Ee1kU


Sweet ride: much better than my catrike 700 l sold it.

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carolina Posted - 07/15/2020 : 17:33:22
big leaf tops. on facebook. For your trike. Ed miller. His trike tops are great & watch his youtube channel: https://youtu.be/FsjQj4Ee1kU

carolina Posted - 01/20/2020 : 16:51:34
well, there are couple pages here. my email is mike@velosRus.com Do u have shop and can u weld? Do u want 3 wheeler or 4 wheeler. i will talk to you on email.

benkur Posted - 01/20/2020 : 11:02:20
Originally posted by carolina

Mule hardware in this 4 wheeler unibody i made

Carolina, I am just discovering this site. I live in Virginia and want to build an efficient velomobile as an electric car. I am intrigued by this 4 wheel design you have. Is there somewhere that describes how to build such a 4 wheel bike?

carolina Posted - 12/17/2019 : 19:03:27
Mule was nice ride, pinion/quattrovelo rear. Frame was heavy. Learned alot from it. Guy in california wanted it worst than i did. Loaded it on freight truck other day. Want need another mule for r&d work.

carolina Posted - 09/20/2019 : 00:00:16
The old mule went to the barn some months ago. I robbed all the hardware from it and installed in this new unibody i made and been riding it since july 1st or somewhere near. Next i will make a velomobiel with no front or rear cowlings (i like waw velomobiel) and no top. Low walls near your elbows. A nice unibody that you can install velomobiel hardware yourself.

Mule hardware in this 4 wheeler unibody i made nowdays: velomobiel.nl


runcyclexcski Posted - 06/11/2018 : 14:26:39
Originally posted by carolina

Wrong, all velomobiles don’t have much of a turn radius. Speaking of top 4 or 5 companies.


Sure: velomobiles made by top 4 or 5 companies do not have much of a turning radious :)

carolina Posted - 06/10/2018 : 15:29:32
Wrong, all velomobiles don’t have much of a turn radius. Speaking of top 4 or 5 companies.

runcyclexcski Posted - 06/10/2018 : 07:43:31
Originally posted by carolina

Same as quest. Velos don’t have great turning.


A more accurate way of saying this would be "velos designed by Quest do not have great turning".

carolina Posted - 06/08/2018 : 15:15:48
Same as quest. Velos don’t have great turning.

Toecutter Posted - 06/08/2018 : 10:05:34
This is some nice work. Any idea what the turning radius is at this point?
carolina Posted - 06/07/2018 : 23:16:15
Just hardware of the quest velomobile, zoom in! Macpherson struts,( dr Macpherson working at Chevrolet in the 50’s).

Zoom in: 6 tie rods, tiller steering.


runcyclexcski Posted - 06/07/2018 : 13:29:33
Carolina, can you post a close-up of the front suspension, to use as inspiration?

carolina Posted - 11/05/2017 : 13:04:57
With time allowed i will covert heavy steel frame to my sq. carbon tubes. Pulled the 2 part mold below from the six foot steel tubes.


Ive made a pile but need more for myself. Not on front burner, mule is a great shop tool as is and grocery getter.

1st sample made:

carolina Posted - 11/05/2017 : 12:48:22
Keep looking, its way different than what ive ever seen. Stare! Zoom in!

Each airbag holds 58 lbs.. Sway bar, traction bar up under/hard to see, 2 lil black rear shocks, 2 air-bags is all free-floating. Just the 2 most forward bolts are mounted solid. You can see differential either/up under cassette.


Allert is the owner of velomobiel.nl,, he designed this over couple years.


Grant-53 Posted - 10/16/2017 : 09:37:14
Thanks jjackstone, that is the idea. This is a way off with multiple projects first. Actually the velo mule rear is more like the GM coil spring rear end. The older four wheel drive trucks used Dana 60 solid axles with U-joints at each wheel.
jjackstone Posted - 10/16/2017 : 08:45:31
Grant, Maybe you're looking for something like this.

Would suggest taking this to a new thread though if you wish to continue discussing it so as not to hijack Carolina's thread.

carolina Posted - 10/15/2017 : 22:11:25
There is a trike like that on youtube, front wheel drive.
Grant-53 Posted - 10/15/2017 : 21:31:32
Mostly to save weight. Playing with ideas for a pedal car when my wife retires and we live with the grandchildren in flat terrain. A differential would take the place of CV joints. Twisting V belts would be easier. Hilliard Co. locally could be a source.
Speedbiker Posted - 10/15/2017 : 14:29:54
And you'd make Rube Goldberg proud!
Tom Schneider Posted - 10/14/2017 : 23:52:37
You could try twisting chain front wheel drive. A cog on each front wheel with a chain going to an overhead axle with 2 freewheels. This is definitely a half baked idea that may be ugly!

Speedbiker Posted - 10/14/2017 : 22:43:23
Sure it could be, if you can design, model, and manufacture all the fwd steering components, tiny CV joints, new axles, and suspension(if wanted). I have the design, machining, and fabrication skills, but why do you want to know?
carolina Posted - 10/14/2017 : 20:45:35
I don’t really know answer. Grant

Grant-53 Posted - 10/14/2017 : 15:13:13
Ditto SB comments. Could the differential be adapted to a front wheel drive system?
carolina Posted - 10/14/2017 : 10:08:37

Continental makes the airbags.

SB : the whole unit came from netherlands. So smooth it’s indescribable. Airbags are from continental tire corporation. It has a differential unit down under cassette area you can’t see. If one slips, the other grabs.

Later i will build a plug of balsa and bondo with duratec sprayed on. Then pull two piece mold. The cf part will adhesive into rear lower belly of my cf unibodies for 4 wheeler velomobile.

Iam also waiting on the new DF 4wheeler to come to market. I will buy that rear also and build.

Help: this thread should be in trike section i guess but l don’t know how to move it. There is a link over there anyway.

Speedbiker Posted - 10/14/2017 : 08:39:34
That is very interesting rear suspension. It looks like a nearly verticle movement(perpendicular to the chain tension) was your goal. I see the two verticle rear links and panhard rod. Also your forward traction bars with the little airbags. I fear few people will see this post, and fewer will appreciate your efforts. Btw, where did you get the little airbags?

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