After following the build on Atomic Zombie of a velo and the associated links that have been posted in that thread, I now have a commitment to building a velo cover for my AZ delta trike. This is also driven by a recent, all to close dog attack down the road from where I live. I would think the velo would be adequate protection from dogs. Maybe it will be protection from the occasional thrown object from a passing car also.
Here I am just saving some of the links as I find them. Primarily home built. I really like the velo from Walmart camping pad idea. I’ll have to look into this more. Is it ridged enough? I’ll be interested in a touring model more than a speed demon. I have a friend that owns a sign shop where they wrap cars and trucks. Maybe I can get this whole thing wrapped in vinyl after it’s finished. Maybe some cool graphics also.
I’ll rewrite the post and orginize it better and then put the information on it’s own page as I get all the information together.
The one that got me really looking again. Can I really do this. Yep. By spring ’12? I like his very systematic approach to building.
I’m watching this one as it happens. I don’t know if it really has a name yet.
AZ is such a varied forum. No telling what you will find there.
This one really peaked my interest. Looks like he’s gone commercial. At $1400 it seems reasonable if you look at the $10,000 to $15,000 velos on the market. Made from Walmart Camping Pad. My fav at this point.
Richard Myers second build using Walmart Camping Pad
Trike Trek Guys – What an effort
Their vid’s are neat to watch also.
Bowen’s Trikes is another site with a lot of home builders info including a velo. Good looking job with pink foam and glass overlay.
Lightfoot Velo Bug. design. I’m sure this design is not a fovorite of the racing guys, but it has features that might fit my DeltaWolf. My DW is lower so the cab would not be as tall as this. Bring it down and enclose the front and rear wheels and all of a sudden, I’m longer and lower while maintaining what looks like a very easy build.
Lightfoot has other two other velo models coming out in 2012. FST Viper shown here. Vid’s on their website. Two and three wheel model announced.
Not really showing pictures yet, but maybe this has something to do with it. It’s also been racing somewhere. Oh golly, gotta wait.
They’ll think I’m a train a coming.
Alford’s All weather solution http://www.alfredsaws.de/
Nice option for bad weather travel.
Not what we normally think of as a velo but I find this ragtop useful and interesting. Check it out HERE.
Paul has been a busy man and built many things on his blog. Here
John Tetz has an almost professional look to this homebuilt velo. Made of zotefoam and a mold from pink styrofoam.
There are many other links on John’s build site giving quality information. Check it out.