I need a “friendly” sounding bicycle bell.

Today I noticed again that other cyclists react incorrectly to the “moped horn” that I now use a lot. They are shocked because they think that I am cycling dangerously fast and when I use the simple bicycle bell (which is in my velomobile), they do not hear it properly. So I will try toContinue reading “I need a “friendly” sounding bicycle bell.”

LED daytime running lights

One of the two LED daytime running lights had broken. Since the lid was loose for maintenance, I immediately renewed both. Yesterday I asked Velomobiel.nl which lights they use for this. They are these that they order in large amounts at Conrad, they are most likely not for sale at a local electrical store.Today IContinue reading “LED daytime running lights”

putting things together …

After this photo I rounded the edges of the hinges a bit better with a file. The corona crisis made me think back to my father who always kept the “used-but-still-good” screws, bolts and nuts in glass jars. I have adopted that habit … in times of crisis always handy to have some spare inContinue reading “putting things together …”

Top half is off …

The top is off so that I can easily reach everything inside the Quest-body. I clearly notice that my own body is now 64 years old and the flexibility has disappeared in recent years. The small openings in Quest 552 are such that I have to choose; either see through it, or put one armContinue reading “Top half is off …”

velomobile parts

Today I received the improved version of the broken clamps! Thanks to Mark Waters I was able to assemble them today and adjust my bottom bracket again. So tomorrow I will cycle again and from the day after tomorrow plenty of commuters! Mark has made my worldview a little more positive. They still exist …Continue reading “velomobile parts”

first ride in my Quest-velomobile since a long, long time …

The weather was nice today. That’s why I decided to take my velomobile out of the cobwebs and see what it takes to get it “up and running”. The fastest way is to pump up the tires, get in the velomobile and cycle around Walcheren. and then see what’s going wrong ….      Continue reading “first ride in my Quest-velomobile since a long, long time …”