A wooden two-seater with four wheels

urbanist – %22What have you got there?%22 – %22Bicycle%22Posted on December 14, 2014

Source: Velomobiel

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Last Friday came Nico van Baar us along to show his latest creation. After his wooden solo quest, he has now made a wooden two-seater.

It is a four-wheeler with a drive as is used in the DouQuest.

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

The two-seater has a unique model with the heads inside and a large window. The glass pane is made of polycarbonate, but the shape of the groove is such that there is a glass pane of a three-wheel car Piaggio fits.

The Quest, both riders have their own drive, they drive each one of the two 26-inch rear wheels on the bike technique. Only the left driver has a steering wheel and an auxiliary electric motor, with the help of this engine speeds of over 40 km / h within easy driving.The front wheels are braked with two 90 mm SA drums.

There’s lights built with brake and turn signals.

The wooden body is built by Nico, the plastic and metal work was done by Sacha Button.

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Here are some details:

Height 335 cm, width 110 cm, height 103 cm
Engine: Impulse 350 watt, battery Kalkhof derby cycle, 36 volt, 612 Wh, 17 Ah
Solar panel: Solbian sunpower 64 Wp, weight about 800 grams
Weight including battery approximately 70 kg
Duration of the project: from idea to end about 2.5 years

And further should the pictures speak for themselves.

Enjoy the pictures below:

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Nico van Baar

Photo Allert Jacobs

Photo Allert Jacobs

Photo Allert Jacobs

Photo Allert Jacobs

Photo Allert Jacobs

Photo Allert Jacobs

Find the three fourwheelrs ;-)

Find the three fourwheelrs 😉


TakeAways

There are lots of closet Luddites in the Urban Cycling Movement who despite spouting a great deal of ‘urbanist‘ blather are unwilling to admit that their ideas are nonsense.

Take for instance this particular vehicle. It is being produced in the most logical of places Bicycle Heaven. And it meets a very pressing need if indeed humans are to attempt to get around by their own efforts. This one is solely an HPV. But it would seem reasonable that an e-Assist version became available.

This vehicle addresses the question of how you get around in climates where snow and wind are frequent partners in your journey to and from work. But it also makes it clear that the question of automobile parking has more than one answer.

These vehicles have a footprint as large as a SmartCar. They will need to kind of on street and parking lot space that any small sedan would require. So once again the Luddite position on the question of wasted space (from parking needs) starts to ring hollow.

But Wait There’s More!

Consider the need for moving large objects around using human power (with some electrical assist). Here is what one German developer has produced. You can read the entire article in PDF form: