Ian Fardoe made a velomobile for his bicycle that cost about £2,600 ($4,000) to build – far less than commercial velomobiles, which can cost twice that price. He’s done 125 miles in a single trip and reached a top speed of 73mph going downhill, 53mph on flat ground.

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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I’m a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.


  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.lewallen Tim Lewallen

    Four thousand dollars? I hope you got that wrong. There are complete velomobiles on ebay right now for  $1000 to $2000.