Saturday, 11 September 2010
Steve's "Air Trike"
A few days ago, Steve Ellis, another British resident of Assen got in touch and told me about his experimental "air trike" - a Sinner Comfort modified with the chain only turning a propeller on the back, and with no drive through the wheels.
Of course I had to go and take a look, and a test ride.
It's a strange experience. Initially there is very little resistance to the pedals. While at a standstill, the propeller is very inefficient and it takes a while to get moving. However, once you're moving the system is quite a bit more efficient and a reasonable speed can be maintained.
I know that Steve has some other ideas in mind, so I look forward to future developments.
Update: Steve's later developments can be seen here