In the journal “modelist-Konstruktor” No. 4’2003 was a good publication about the interesting developments of the members of the club of Tambov veloturistov: different models for every taste with comfortable armchairs, an efficient muscular actuators and stable three-wheeled chassis.
Among these original homemade is one model that is fundamentally new in the environment of velomobiles, as she, like a normal bike, two-Wheeler! By construction, the model is simple, although it requires a special frame-the console with the extracted BB node. Off the bike they can be comfortable fit of the driver on the sports car reclining. I made a prototype and have tested it, because somehow I could not believe that you can ride a two-wheeled car almost lying on his back.
But you can, and bad, sensations new and unfamiliar! But since the frame I assembled from two standard, cementing them in several places with bolts, the stiffness of this design was insufficient. Now reflect on how to make a more robust frame (I think to communicate with colleagues from Tambov). Of course, this model requires careful alignment and fit to the chain rubbed on the seat and front wheel, which should be small and not to touch the rods when turning. But it is, in fact, trivia, and in the near future, think thoroughly to ride the new “horse”.
In the process of working on this model I had, I think, interesting idea of bike “on the contrary” when the front wheel becomes the leading and the rear — rotary (three-wheeled version of this, perhaps, not new).