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Yes, Yes, I've seen it already. :) 
9th-Dec-2008 08:26 pm
Open Road!
The official website for the Greenspeed Glyde is up. And, yes, next time I visit Melbourne (no immediate plans) I'll be trying to get test rides of the Glyde and the TriSled Avatar.

Both are seriously sexy pieces of kit but having said that I'm not sure that a velomobile is really for me. I've sat in one before and came away feeling cramped.

Then again I suspect that static display isn't quite the same as experiencing the ride...
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10th-Dec-2008 05:15 am (UTC)
I have rule about shopping for things: If looking at the price tag causes me to inhale involuntarily, it's too expensive.

If the strength and duration of the inhalation mean anything, the price tag on the Glyde is the most too-expensive I've ever encountered.

(Or rather, I suspect, the most more-expensive-than-I-expected I've ever encountered. I'm not really a Human Powered Vehicle Person, as it were, so I'd been thinking of the Glyde, vaguely, as "sort of like a bicycle, but with more shiny", and assuming that the price tag, if I thought of it at all, would be in sort of the same range.)
10th-Dec-2008 05:49 am (UTC) - Sticker Shock
Chuckle. The price tag didn't really surprise me much.

The deceptive thing about recumbent pricing today is that there are now high (although not quite mass) production models around and this has brought the prices & delivery times down sharply.

Compare the custom Greenspeed of 1995 (6 month wait, ~$3000) with the say the GT5 I bought in 2005 (1 week wait, ~$3500).

OTOH anyone playing with the Greenspeed Custom Shop order form can quite easily get the pricing for a custom Greenspeed over $10,000.

It's actually kind of fun to watch the price rocket up as you pile on the options. Wheels with titanium spokes and powdercoated rims? Rohloff Hub? Speed Drive?

:)
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