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Would You Ride a Cardboard Bike? People May Soon Get Their Chance

Imagine a bicycle that:

• Weighs around 20 pounds.
• Costs around $20.
• Includes no metal parts.

This is no imaginary bike, apparently. The Reuters news agency reports that an Israeli tinkerer/inventor/cyclist, Izhar Gafni, is within months of beginning mass production of a bicycle that, from pedals to seat, is made almost entirely from cardboard.

Some highlights from the article:

  • The cardboard used for the bike is treated with a “secret concoction” made of organic materials that make the cardboard waterproof and fireproof.
  • The bike is coated with lacquer paint in its final stage.
  • Gafni has been at work on the project for 4 years.

In addition to the article, the clip below showcases Gafni and his creation.

Would you ride a cardboard bike?

Posted on at 11:30 AM

Tagged: Cycling, Izhar Gafni, bicycle and cardboard bicycle

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