Arcus velomobile - Arcus kinneri The Fastest Bike in the World 2 days ago   13:01

Arto Joutsimäki
Arcus kinnerin asennusohjeet - assembling instructions for the Arcus velomobile

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Bruneau François
Hello, substitles in english could be fine please
Robert Joseph Bussiere
Is this a kit you can buy? Or is it plans? It looks like a very good velo. I would love to buy the kit if it has one.
The old carpenter adage is measure twice cut once - for a velo shell, measure 5 times then measure again because you only get one cut!
Thanks for sharing
Con Cahill
Thank you for posting this. A very elegant design, it is interesting to see how you put it together, although, as I speak no Norwegian (?) and read less, it is matter of following the video.
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When the bicycle became popular in the beginning of the 19th century in southern Germany, England, and France, it was the first machine that championed private transportation. Almost 200 years after the invention of the vélocipède and Drais’ dandy horse, personal mobility is one of the highest imperatives in a globalized world. Today, our streets are filled with fixed-gears, roadsters, rickshas, BMX, and electric bikes.

The ​Human Power Team has demonstrated just how fast you can go with pure muscle power. The third model of the Dutch team’s high-tech recumbent bicycle, the VeloX 3, reached a speed of 133.78 km/h, setting a new world record for the fastest pedal-powered vehicle.

We visited the Human Power Team in their workshop in Delft, where lead engineer Dennis Berckmoes, although still in the middle of making the final preparations for their next record attempt, walked us through the details of the engineering process, that he and his colleagues from the student team go through every year, designing a new highs-peed prototype.

All of the components of the VeloX4, from the chassis made of extremely hard but super light carbon, to the aerodynamics that are tested in the wind tunnel of a space center, to the special gear system, to the 3D-printed special parts, are individually designed and produced.

“This is Formula 1 for bicycles,” as Dennis put it.

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