Greenspeed Glyde Website

From Greenspeed:

The Greenspeed Glyde website is now officially released. Please come and take a look.

We will be posting more on there over the next two months including a photo gallery and an FAQ section. Progress on the Glyde is moving at a good rate with the first of the production shells out of the mould and most of the modifications worked out. Our new guys down at the composites shop, Pat and Fran from Raceglass, have easily shaved 6lbs from the original fairing, and they believe there is still more weight to be saved. They also have some very exciting ideas about the hinging mechanism for the top and mirror mounting. There will be some more glass to be added for the final production models, so it is interested to see where we end up, but this new development is very exciting.

We hope you are as excited as we are, and look forward to your feed back.

Best regards, Mick.

Mick Sims GREENSPEED sales and marketing

Greenspeed Glyde Website

11 Responses to “Greenspeed Glyde Website”

  • Iain says:

    The issue with a VM or even the outlay on a really nice GT3 or equivalent from another manufacturer for me has always been the price and will it give me any benefits. I would love to try out a VM somewhere locally. My local bike shops gather round me on my recumbent bike when I go and buy accessories from them. They see no market in the North of Scotland. I have had my current bent for nearly a year now and in that time (a lot of which has been spent outside on it) I have seen one other bent on the road total!

  • Darryl says:

    Now this is a cycle I can lust for.
    Beautiful, wicked fast, and beyond all my means – for now. She will be mine, I tell myself, and someday we will be together. ;-))

    Now, for dear Iain, the question is not value as in equating dollars (or pounds) spent on one machine will realize a savings over buying another machine in a given amount of time. No, in this case a person will reap rewards of proving that one is smarter than the regular bear by getting the coolest looking vehicle in the city. It is the traveling throne of righteousness in which one will get a pat on the back by one’s peerage for having the courage to stand out from the pack, thumbs up from the boys on the curb who think Pashleys are for grown ups (sorry Alan, couldn’t help myself) and wolf whistles from the girls who turned you down at the school dance. This not the vehicle of financial salvation from the automobile. This IS the vehicle for social redemption for showing the world what should have been, and could be yet.

    Yes, you, my dear friend, will be the light of the world, the headlight leading civilization on the path of cycling salvation.

    Then again maybe it’s time for me to go to sleep. It’s inches deep in snow here and more blowing and a VM would be a godsend about now.

    Happy dreams
    Darryl

  • Iain says:

    Oh Darryl, you made me smile today when its sleety rain and dark at 3.30m for that I thank you.

  • Hercule says:

    Iain, as another North of Scotland ‘bent rider I too am amazed by the short-sightedness of our LBS. Every time I stop I am asked about it, there are no end of people interested in them. Yet LBSs look down their noses and even my more conventional steeds – a Brompton and a Moulton – are similarly scorned. If it’s not a mountain bike or a “road bike”, they’re not interested.

  • Alan says:

    @Hercule

    I used to manage a fly fishing store, and when we had someone on staff who was enthusiastic about cane rods, they sold well, but if we didn’t, the expensive rods would collect dust on the rack. I suspect it’s no different in regards to recumbents, folding bikes, or any other unusual item; you have to have someone in the store who is enthusiastic about the product or it ends up being dead wood. Maybe you can get one of the staff to take a test ride on your bike..

  • Roland Smith says:

    It looks cool. It seems like an ideal bike for longer journeys on flat roads. If you’re driving in traffic, you might get more space than a bicycle, and you will certainly be seen better. It will certainly keep you warm and dry in the winter. And the quoted Cw value it very nice.

    I wonder why they went with a separate frame? A body with integral frame could save weight.

    My first experience with a velomobile was driving an aluminium allweder, which was quite noisy. I felt like I was driving around in a aluminium drum! And it wasn’t really set up for me, so I tended to hit the body with my knee. The turning circle was quite large compared to DF bikes and ‘bents. I found it quite a lot of weight to get up to speed.

  • Doug says:

    Brings back memories of the Kettcar I had when I was kid.

  • Peter Eland says:

    Iain, not sure how far north in Scotland you are but this may be of interest:

    http://josephsorkneymango.blogspot.com/

  • Iain says:

    Peter, not that far North! Aberdeenshire. Are you the Peter Eland editor of VeloVision?

  • Peter Eland says:

    That’s me :-)

  • Iain says:

    Spooky I was just reading the new mag online! Great by the way.

 
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