Gallery: Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recy...

 

Israeli industrial design student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling and recycling. Peleg’s Frii bike strays far from the norm – not only in material use, but in production – it’s made from recycled plastic that has been melted and injection molded into a lightweight, durable and colorful bike born anew.

Appearing a bit like a life-sized version of a K’nex construction, the Frii concept bike is made from recycled plastic that has been re-manufactured locally. Components for the Frii would be injection molded into modular shapes, which could be snapped together to form a solid single-speed cruiser appropriate for flat-surface street riding.

Peleg’s bike was created as his final project for his industrial design degree at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. The process of injection molding is quite popular in Israel, where it is used to make an array of consumer home products. Peleg’s design utilizes readily available recycled materials and existing facilities – both of which boast a lower carbon footprint than seen in typical bike manufacturing. And to top it off, once out of commission, the bike can be recycled again!

Via Gizmag

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  1. caeman July 28, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Creative, colorful, re-uses materials, seems like a win to me. Except, those wheels look awfully small. 16″ and 17″ wheels provide a more stable, comfortable ride on bicycles than tiny wheels.

  2. Timpe July 28, 2011 at 6:15 am

    We tried something similar in Sweden 30 years ago. Hopefully this new venture will be more successful!

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