Category Archives: recumbent bicycle aerodynamics

recumbent bicycle aerodynamics

faired or un-faired

         The human body and the up-right bicycle are both aerodynamic disasters. Yes – for this up-right rider – this is improvement – but there are better ways. I have come to realized there are two camps regarding the recumbent bicycle. Even … Continue reading

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Low Tech testing any one can do

Wheel aerodynamics Do your wheels pass the “flame test”? What ? ? ?  – – What the hay are you talking about ? ? One evening a friend and I was installing a set of reconditioned tri spoke wheels for … Continue reading

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Velomobiles

Roll Over America “ROAM” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2FylDRaYEI What is ROAM?  A 24 day tour of Velomobiles Rolling Over America from Portland OR to Washington DC. ROAM was a historical event that took place July/August of 2011. I was already interested in having a Velomobile – … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the Closet

Raw dump of various content from past articles published and subject discussions with recumbent riders. Some duplication of data may exist. _________________________________________________________________ Subject: Re: fairings Answers with in your email ~ —– Original Message —– To: AeroWing1@comcast.net Sent: Saturday, April 28, … Continue reading

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Tail Frame and Body Sock FAQ

What are tail frames? Answer: A tail frame is a skeletal tubular structure covered by cloth to shape an aerodynamic form much like a cloth covered aircraft wing. The tail frame purpose is to minimize turbulent air that forms behind … Continue reading

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Streamliner has Sold

Nothing like the freedom of air resistance Human powered streamliners are the “fighter jets” of bicycles. They are much like flying light aircraft on the ground. Sensitive to cross winds – quiet and fast – it is an indescribable feeling setting up for a deep lean into a … Continue reading

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Aerodynamic expectations

First – let’s set the stage with an unscientific example “me”. I prefer to use the “comfort zone” as a honest measurement of speed the rider can hold comfortably all day. I have found this to be a more than satisfactory method of performance … Continue reading

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