Category Archives: Technical Stuff

Continental Contact Urban

A few days ago a set of Continental Contact Urban in 42-406 size arrived, went yesterday into the Milan and today I’ve rode a 109km tour on still slightly wet roads at around 1°C. Wet grip of the Contact Urban … Continue reading

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Optimal tire pressure

Lets start with this old article from 2006: https://bikesportbicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/docs/TireDrop-OptimizingTirePressure.pdf It got this handy graph from Frank Berto about optimum tire pressure for a certain tire load. Thats the point you shouldn’t forget: My optimum tire pressure (for my weight) is … Continue reading

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ICE Kingpins gift

When I mentioned at the BentRider recumbent forum, that I was looking for a set of ICE Trikes kingpins, Woody offered to send me a used set free of charge. He even included the head sets! Thanks Woody!

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Rear Suspension Shock Repair

The plain bearings of the DIY rear suspension shocks in the Milan needed replacement. At the time I had no access to a lathe and MacGyvered the bearings for the elastomere shocks with a power drill and file from a … Continue reading

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New Carbon Lid With Naca Duct

Last August I bought a new CFK lid with integrated Naca duct from Velomobile-Nord. A few days ago, it finally found its place on the Milan. The 3D-printed Naca duct with its adjustable carbon fiber flap looks pretty good Since … Continue reading

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Test track

Since I was interested how the Milan would fair on a round course in regard to average consumption figures and renting a race track is out of the question, I’ve searched for a suitable quiet street in my area with … Continue reading

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E-Bike battery heating

All batteries temporary loose capacity at low temperatures. Some Lithium-Ion cells fair better than others at low temperatures, but as a general rule you can assume, that your fully charged ebike battery has only 80% usable capacity at 0°C and … Continue reading

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Kellermann Bullet 1000

As I wrote in this posting, I’ve mounted some beautiful, mat-chrome, Kellermann Bullet 1000 motorcycle indicator lights to the Milan velomobile. Kellermann Bullet PL white indicator lights on the Milan Kellermann Bullet 1000 DF rear/brake/ indicator lights at the rear … Continue reading

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Velomobile tires

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So far, I’ve tried several tire modelss with the Milan. As usual, I can’t say much about the rolling resistance of these tires (no power meter) and since there is a small hub motor in the Milan, I’m most concerned … Continue reading

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Velomobile front axles with HeliCoil screwlock inserts

Since I’ve experienced a loose axle screw on the left front wheel of the Milan on my commute, I’ve drilled-out the M6 thread and put self-locking M6 HeliCoil screwlock inserts in. The screwlock insert isn’t really necessary for the right … Continue reading

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