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?