Saturday, February 18, 2012

Almost finished with my tailbox redesign. I now have big butt velomobile. I made the sides to come up and fit with the front section. My luggage area is bigger also. I tried riding in light rain today and I didn't get wet at all.

Friday, February 10, 2012

 I am reworking my tailbox. It was to short, sloped down to much and too narrow. The new one also will hide the boxy rear end of the front section. Plus I get to try putting some curves in my velo.

 Here is the old look

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

 I am putting removable side windows in the velo. We ride year around down here in Texas. I made a trim strip for the top and the bottom fits in a slot in the head opening trim strip. I am holding them on with black tape on the inside.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I made some big changes to get the sharp bends out of my chain. I changed out the battery with a lithium version and was able to mount on the left side. I also had to cut a notch out of a support tube for chain clearance. Now I have two idlers instead of three and a much smoother flow of the chain. I couldn't help but include a picture of the battery management LEDs on the new battery. There is on LED for each cell to indicate a full charge.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

I mounted an aluminum diamond plate to mount the new battery

I am switching over to Lithium batteries
LiFePO4 Battery Pack from Ping Batteries shown on the left in this picture. The lead acid batteries weigh 26 lbs and the Lithium weigh 9 lbs

Here is what the old battery mounting looked like