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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yostumpy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2021 at 1:37pm
Slightly OT, but how do you deal with a *visit* on a velomobile, especially when commuting, does the body have to come off? presumably, if not then  it would have to tipped on its side?  Damage to body work?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Yanto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2021 at 1:52pm
The body can't be removed as it's a monocoque construction, most velomobiles have single sided axles so tyres can be removed quite easily, more so with exposed front wheels, but yes tipping on one side is normal for a rear tyre, front tyre just wedge something under the body to lift it enough to access a wheel, with my Df and A7 I loosen the front wheel bolt/axle then lift the body up with my foot whilst kneeling and pull the wheel off. It's also quite normal to carry something to lay it on, a portion of yoga mat for instance. The exception with the WAW is that the rear bodywork does remove. 

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when out and about, to get to the rear wheel when punctured I look for a patch of grass to tip mine over on
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Grass for me for the rear wheel and I always have a big piece of foam as well that I always carry to put tools, shoes and shopping on. It's noisy to put stuff straight onto the Carbon Fiber.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 February 2021 at 4:32pm
Originally posted by Yanto Yanto wrote:

It's also quite normal to carry something to lay it on, a portion of yoga mat for instance.

This sounds like a secondary use for a Ventisit pad.
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Indeed it is, although I hardly use mine, also the waterproof coaming cover can be used.

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