I own a Zephyr – type recumbent. It is made of stainless steel. Originally it is a low-racer, but the way I changed it it became a heavy commuter !
Since october 2007 I also owned Quest 215. I bought it in Dronten, at a very nice bike-workshop called Velomobiel.
I like to listen to music while dreaming away on my commute, but I hate the earplugs because I can’t hear the other traffic and my ears get full of that greasy stuff (cerumen)! So I bought some cheap speakers and build it on my Zephyr-bike. I am using a simple digital radio now, but I can plug in an Ipod as well (if I had one). For the same reason I use small loudspeakers in my Quest.
In Juli 2006 I bought a SON– hubdynamo for the Zephyr. It is working fine in combination with the DLumotec Senso Plus . I want to make it work in combination with a battery-pack, in the near future.
In wintertime I use my Quest all the time. This machine is designed just for those cold, wet and windy weather conditions ! From the day I cycled this new bike home from Dronten to my hometown Vlissingen (277 kilometers), I regret that I didn’t buy this machine years and years before. It’s a cold comfort that Velomobiel started producing Quests only in 2000.
For some photos see this page.
The next video shows the maiden-trip of my quest from Dronten to Vlissingen :
Then I got hit by a car …. and Quest 215 was damaged….. and repaired professionally by velomobiel.nl ;
After the car, I hit 10.000 km ;
commute by Quest 215 ;
In October 2011 I bought Quest 552 and sold 215. I also bought a tourcap from velomobielonderdelen.nl
If you like to see some photos of recumbents, click here and some photos of the Bullitt I use for heavy transport are here .
2 thoughts on “my recumbents”
I don’t know if you understand German, but there’s a HOWTO for getting batteries charged with the SON:
I’ll try to build it myself soon.
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