More than just a bike, the Hammacher Schlemmer Velocipede is marketed as the first human powered vehicle with a carbon fiber chasis. At $14,000, you're paying for it, but it's a pretty cool looking ride.
If the picture isn't enough to convince you to buy one, check HS's write-up, which explains, "This is the first human powered vehicle (HPV) to have a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the same material found in the fastest high-performance Formula 1 automobiles, making it the worlds most advanced three-wheeled velomobile."
See, ti's safe.
The Velocipede was designed by Michael Goretzky, who wanted to make something awesome, as you can tell by his end result.
First Human Powered Vehicle With Carbon Chasis
1. Carbon Fiber Chassis in Human Powered Vehicles - Manufactureres can start producing a new generation of lightweight, high-performance human powered vehicles with carbon fiber chassiss.
2. Luxury Human Powered Vehicles - Companies can explore new markets by introducing luxurious and high-priced human powered vehicles.
3. Innovative Design in Human Powered Vehicles - Designers can experiment with innovative designs for human powered vehicles, especially incorporating 3-wheeled velomobiles.
1. Bicycle Manufacturing - Bicycle manufacturers can explore using carbon fiber technology to enhance bicycle performance and produce high-end bikes.
2. Sports and Recreation - Sports and recreation companies can venture into creating a luxury market for high-performance human-powered vehicles and accessories.
3. Design and Manufacturing - Design and manufacturing companies can experiment with innovative designs for human powered vehicles, such as the incorporation of three-wheeled velomobiles and other unique features.