fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Show off your bikes here...
User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Wed Oct 03, 2012 13:39 pm

Rumour has it my new road bike does not comply with UCI standards, but I like the ride so I'll keep it for commuting.

Image

Sharpy_lad
Posts: 59
Joined: Fri Feb 04, 2011 19:30 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby Sharpy_lad » Wed Oct 03, 2012 15:15 pm

Nice boat!

User avatar
ALIHISGREAT
Posts: 3918
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 15:43 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Wed Oct 03, 2012 16:17 pm

what's under the fairing then?

User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Wed Oct 03, 2012 18:16 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:what's under the fairing then?

It is not really "under" the fairing, as it is a semi-monocoque design wit only a subframe to support the bracket; aramid skin with carbon ribs. But it's a tricycle with suspended frontwheels and Ackermann steering geometry.
Further:
- SA drum brake hubs front, 36 spokes, with locking mechanism for parking
- Chris King classic hub rear, 32 spokes, no brake there
- SRAM X.0 11-36 rear
- SRAM Rival/TT 39-55 front
- left and right vertical steering pokes made of carbon, TT-shifters on top
- carbon seat, removable and usable as camping seat :-)
- Bebop pedals
- Schwalbe Kojaks, 50 mm rear, 35 mm front

Light system is under development. I hope it will be finished before winter.

greetings,

Walter

User avatar
Paul 8v
Posts: 5136
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 17:04 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby Paul 8v » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:20 pm

That's pretty cool, what sort of speeds can that get up to?

nathancom
Posts: 1700
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 19:13 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby nathancom » Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:39 am

You should paint it black, Batman would.

User avatar
NapoleonD
Posts: 18124
Joined: Sat Oct 08, 2011 19:51 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby NapoleonD » Thu Oct 04, 2012 07:41 am

My Mrs has a smaller version of that. She got it from Ann Summers.
Twitter - @NapD
Strava - Dense Voigt

User avatar
baldwin471
Posts: 336
Joined: Thu May 10, 2012 20:45 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby baldwin471 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:35 pm

NapoleonD wrote:My Mrs has a smaller version of that. She got it from Ann Summers.


How much smaller?

User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Thu Oct 04, 2012 16:46 pm

Paul 8v wrote:That's pretty cool, what sort of speeds can that get up to?

On a flat road it's about 15~20% faster than a TT bike. Uphill sloooow because of the weight, on a long descent you need a braking parachute. Seriously.
While commuting, I ride 45~50 km/h. Haven't used it in a race yet.

Walter

User avatar
Paul 8v
Posts: 5136
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 17:04 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby Paul 8v » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:03 pm

Yeah it does look like it might be a bit of a pig going uphill! Wouldn't mind giving one a go one day just to see how fast it would go. Shame Obree's attempt never really got off the ground.

nathancom
Posts: 1700
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 19:13 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby nathancom » Thu Oct 04, 2012 19:04 pm

Where do you keep it at the end of the commute? How do your colleagues react? It looks like a lot of fun to ride.

User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:27 pm

nathancom wrote:Where do you keep it at the end of the commute? How do your colleagues react? It looks like a lot of fun to ride.

There is a relatively safe parking place underneath the office, close to the fitness where I can take a shower. At my girlfriends house, there is a place behind a gate where it is safe.

Many colleagues are curious, but they like it. When it's raining, they're jealous ;-)

Walter

User avatar
Paul 8v
Posts: 5136
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 17:04 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby Paul 8v » Thu Oct 04, 2012 21:32 pm

Have you got any pictures of what it's like inside, I'd be intersted to see the field of vision you get and see what it looks like in there.

User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Fri Oct 05, 2012 13:55 pm

Paul 8v wrote:Have you got any pictures of what it's like inside, I'd be intersted to see the field of vision you get and see what it looks like in there.

Not yet, but it's a good idea. I'll try to make some.

Walter

ademort
Posts: 1614
Joined: Fri Jun 08, 2007 19:24 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ademort » Sat Oct 06, 2012 18:26 pm

ligfietser wrote:Rumour has it my new road bike does not comply with UCI standards, but I like the ride so I'll keep it for commuting.

Image


I live in Middelburg, Zeeland. Somebody has something very similar to this one near me but it,s Red in colour. Also on doing the ride for the roses last time there was another one similar but in light Blue.
Ademort

tptvmbircn
Posts: 738
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2007 19:29 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby tptvmbircn » Sat Oct 06, 2012 19:48 pm

I like it, would love a go also! the only thing for me is that I heat up very fast. Like others would love to see some images of the inside.

User avatar
MattC59
Posts: 5591
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 09:13 am

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby MattC59 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:21 pm

ligfietser wrote:
nathancom wrote:Where do you keep it at the end of the commute? How do your colleagues react? It looks like a lot of fun to ride.

There is a relatively safe parking place underneath the office, close to the fitness where I can take a shower. At my girlfriends house, there is a place behind a gate where it is safe.

Many colleagues are curious, but they like it. When it's raining, they're jealous ;-)

Walter


Riding that, I'm surprised that you have one :lol: :wink:
Science adjusts it’s beliefs based on what’s observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

SamHedges
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2012 16:41 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby SamHedges » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:13 pm

Show us the cockpit!

tptvmbircn
Posts: 738
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2007 19:29 pm

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby tptvmbircn » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:54 pm

type velomobile into youtube, loads of videos on there, quite impressive!

User avatar
ligfietser
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 27, 2009 19:59 pm
Contact:

Re: fietser.be WAW123 (RAW version, probably non-UCI-legal)

Postby ligfietser » Mon Oct 08, 2012 18:28 pm

SamHedges wrote:Show us the cockpit!

Oke, I made some pics, but my camera is broken so I had to use my phone. Sorry for the low quality.
Image
This is the cockpit. Here you see the steering handles and Ackermann mechanism, lower end of the seat, GPS and the pump. While riding, the pump is connected to a horn near the foot hole in the front bottom of the bike.
Image
The rear end of the cockpit. The red bag on the right side of the rear wheel contains my office clothes, the one on the left contains the rooftop while riding "cabrio mode". Also visible are the carbon ribs laminated into the aramid shell.
Image
This is my view when riding "cabrio"...
Image
... and with the rooftop.
Image
This is the bottom. Yes I did touch quite a few speed bumps. That is why it is made of aramid :wink:

Regards,
Walter


Return to “Your Road Bikes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: antlaff, Garry H, marcg868, thespanishadam and 5 guests