Construction of the Quike: the story so far
Step 1: The idea
It was November 2007 when we first visited Paul at Greenspeed for a chat about a custom tandem recumbent thing. We spoke at length about various options, such as wheel size, suspension or not, clearance, load capacity, seat angles, steering options, gearing options, braking options... This was the start of the Quike project, and after talking with Paul that day we felt a bit more confident that it might just be crazy enough to work!
Step 2: Design
Sometime in January we received some designs from Paul with a couple of different configurations for clearance and luggage storage. After a bit of deliberation we decided on 20 mm of clearance at the lowest point. The concern was that being lifted up too high would've affected stability, especially when cornering. The designs looked pretty good - it had wheels, and seats, and all the other stuff... great!