Velomobile Kit, build it yourself
The KV4 Alleweder kit
A fully-faired (streamlined) recumbent trike.
It comes as a kit.
The Velomobile kit contains all the necessary parts. Including all the required nuts and bolts.
The A4 Velomobile kit is easier to build
The completely new design makes it easier to build then it’s predecessor; the traditional Alleweder.
The key improvement of the construction is the frame.
This frame is made of beautifully machined 8mm aluminum.
Most of the material is machined away to make lightweight and strong parts
A solid structure to build on
As a first step these can simply be bolted together.
Although this lightweight frame obtains it’s full strength only when it is riveted together with the rest of the KV4 , it gives you a solid structure to build on.
Aluminum pre cut sheet (some 0.6 mm, some 0,8 mm thick ) is pop-rivited to the frame to build the bike.
bijschrift: The frame also provides solid fixation points for the suspension.
A step by step Velomobile Building Plan
We offer an extensive Velomobile Building Plan that will guide you step by step through the building process.
It is available in English only, but it has many pictures that make it easy to understand. It is free to download from this site. (pdf)
You will start by building the seat. Should you make a beginners mistake, you can easily correct it.
The manual as available in High and low resolution full color PDF. Most of the used pictures can be viewed in great detail on this site.
Pop riveting (rivets included) is a very convenient construction method. A pop rivet can be easily removed by drilling the rivet away. This leaves the construction undamaged.
Delivery to your doorstep
It will be delivered to your doorstep containing all the necessary parts.
The kit will be sent to you by regular parcel service . For practical reasons it is packed in two separate parcels.
1) a flat pack box containing all the flat pre cut sheet aluminum parts and the CNC machined struts and ribs.
2) 2 boxes containing the wheels, the nosecone and all the remaining parts.
We use both mail and but parcel services depending on the circumstancesaddress where someone is present during the day. (Unlike postal deliveries there is no post office to collect the parcel from, if there was no one home.)
A very complete kit
Not just the frame and the faring but also the suspension, wheels, tires, gearing ( 24 gears derailleur/hub), chain, front wheel brakes, seat, Areo-grid seat cover, a rear view mirror.
The only options you might need are:
- * A canvas rain cover
- * Front lights
- * Rear wheel brake
- * Second rear view mirror