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Colorful Frii Concept Bike is Built from Injection-Molded Recycled Plastic

Posted By Diane Pham On July 31, 2011 @ 12:00 am In Features,Green Transportation,Recycled Materials | 2 Comments

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Israeli industrial design [1] student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling [2] and recycling. Peleg’s Frii bike strays far from the norm – not only in material [3] 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.

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Appearing a bit like a life-sized version of a K’nex [4] construction, the Frii concept bike is made from recycled plastic [5] 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 [6] 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 [3] 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 [7]


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[1] industrial design: http://www.inhabitat.com/products

[2] cycling: http://inhabitat.com/the-prius-project-concept-bike-can-shift-gears-with-just-a-thought/

[3] material: http://www.inhabitat.com/materials

[4] K’nex: http://www.knex.com/

[5] recycled plastic: http://inhabitat.com/s-african-designer-heath-nash-builds-shade-structure-out-of-recycled-bottles/

[6] Bezalel Academy of Art and Design: http://www.bezalel.ac.il/en/

[7] Gizmag: http://www.gizmag.com/frii-recycled-plastic-bike/19337/

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