Sunday, 28 July 2013

Velomobile Frame Design

I have been coming up with different ideas on the design of the velomobile frame. I have decided that including some sort of impact protection would be a good idea so the above idea has 'side impact bars' which also double as handles to aid getting in and out of the velomobile.
I also want this frame to be stiff in torsion as well as bending forces as a stiff chassis makes for a better handling vehicle. I have chosen aluminium as the material for the frame as it is a material that when used with large diameter and thin walls both stiff and lightweight.
The seat is formed from plywood and will have a little adjustment fore and aft with the bottom bracket providing most of the adjustment for different size riders

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