woensdag 17 april 2013

been busy with things...

I've been busy doing things. First, we went to the bakfietstreffen in Nijmegen. It was great fun cycling with the Vrijwiel again. We had a good time and met a lot of nice people there. Thanks to Jos Sluijsmans for organizing everything, Hans en Mirjam Kooijman for the warm welcome and the nice evenings in the kitchen and to Theo van Goor for a good chat about bikes.

Back in the workshop there was this plug for the cardboard project. After standing in the way for more than a week I could finally sand the bottom, put a layer of polyester and glass on it and finish it with the first layer of gel coat. more layers are necessary, but also a little bit of progress lifts my mood.

Furthermore I've started the built of a new prototype-Vrijwiel-family-member.
Velomobiles are quite a specific thing to ride, but because I'd also like to give "normal" people a chance to enjoy riding a Vrijwiel, I've decided to make a "normal" bike. It's not operational yet, I still have to sand it, oil it and assemble it properly, but you can get an idea from the pictures.
Like it? Don't like it? Who cares? Let me know!

2 opmerkingen:

Russ Morin zei

I LOVE the wooden bike! Could you show some photos of the construction?

Olaf zei

Hey Russ, thanks a lot for your comment. The only thing you can see on those other pictures are the frame in some screw clamps. Anyway, if you want to see them you can send me an email and I will send them to you. Deal?