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Super Strong, Lightweight Cardboard Bicycle Costs Just $10 to Make!

Posted By Molly Cotter On September 5, 2012 @ 1:55 pm In Bicycles,Green Transportation,News,Recycled Materials | 12 Comments

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Gafni describes the beginning of his cardboard obsession as when he read about a man creating a canoe [6]with the same material. He ran into his shed and began cutting and shaping his old boxes into what eventually became bicycle pieces. He then folds pieces over and over to make them strong, testing their durability under cars and cinder blocks. A coat of resin makes the cardboard waterproof [7], allowing riders to glide through puddles or a rain storm without fear of going soggy. An attachable electric motor [8] is also available for those with a need for speed.

The best part of the incredible cardboard bicycle is the pocket friendly price tag. Materials cost around $10, making the two-wheeler “so cheap its not even worth stealing” says Gafni, or at least easy to replace. The bicycle is now patent pending and is expected to hit the streets soon!

Via Grist [9]


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[3] Izhar Gafni: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670753/this-9-cardboard-bike-can-support-riders-up-to-485lbs

[4] bike: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/bicycles-green-transportation/

[5] cardboard: http://inhabitat.com/tag/cardboard/

[6] canoe : http://www.gcbr.com/tips.html

[7] waterproof: http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/waterproof-resin.html

[8] electric motor: http://www.nycewheels.com/conversionkits.html

[9] Grist: http://grist.org/cities/biking/this-amazing-lightweight-bike-is-made-entirely-out-of-cardboard/

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