Within the month I will have $1000 to build with from the sell of my wrecked truck. I wasn't sure what forum to stick this in because I'm not sure exactly what i want to build. Basically, I want the best pedal-based motorized transport I can build for $1000. This will be my only mode of transport for the foreseeable future. Due to my limited budget it seems a gas engine would be best, but I am not ruling out electric if I can afford it. I'm not sure if I should build a bicycle, trike/recumbent or a velomobile. I think velomobile's interest me the most due to shielding from the elements, etc...but only if my budget will allow for a good one. If you have any build advice, a few other things to consider: I have access to a welder and a person skilled in that art; I do not mind buying a nice stock bike and building on it, or building a bike or 3-wheeled vehicle from old bike frames and used parts; I want to have a nice, smooth ride and plan to use the NuVinci hub or something else that will be a more affordable performance boost. Any advice or links is greatly appreciated and I would love to see what more experienced people here would build on my budget for the best performance and comfort.