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Super strong, lightweight cardboard bicycle costs $10 to make

"Israeli cycling enthusiast Izhar Gafni has created the coolest eco-vehicle to hit the streets in quite a while - a bike made entirely of cardboard! The sturdy cycle is cheap, eco-friendly, and certainly unique. Gafni first painstakingly bends and folds pieces of cardboard into what initially looks like a shipping package on wheels. He then dunks the design in resin, adds a layer of pearly paint and voila - his one-of-a-kind cardboard creation works and looks just like a beautiful bicycle, but it only costs $10 to make."
http://inhabitat.com/izhar-gafnis-incredibly-sturdy-lightweight-cardboard-bicycle-costs-just-10-to-make/
http://grist.org/cities/biking/this-amazing-lightweight-bike-is-made-entirely-out-of-cardboard/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I can assure you that this bike cost will be absolutely more than $ 10. Not even the frame alone could be produced that cheap, at least the resin, let's say 1 kg would cost you $ 20, start adding bearings, tires etc.....an illusion

Anonymous said...

Bikers Are Building Their Own Bikes Out of Bamboo

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/now-this-news/bikers-are-building-their-own-bikes-out-of-bamboo-431564355810

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