Israeli Inventer Makes Cardboard Bicycle
Prototype uses just $9 worth of materials, is safe from weather.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 13th, 2012
zhar Gafni is an Israeli designer who has come up with an idea that may revolutionize the biking industry. He's created a bike made entirely out of recycled cardboard, and it only costs him $9 to make—though that's just the cost of materials, not research and development. He got the idea from another inventor's cardboard canoe project, and though some engineers told him his idea was impossible, Gafni charged on.
Some engingeers told Gafni his idea wouldn't work, but he pressed on and succeeded.
The finished product is dipped in a coating to give it a shiny shell, one that protects the bike from inclement weather. It doesn't look like cardboard, though.
While it's unknown what the bike would cost once on the market, we'd venture to guess it'd be inexpensive enough to dispel that feeling of loss when someone steals your bike. That said, the cardboard bike obviously wouldn't be able to last as long as a regular bike either.
Check out this video of the project to learn more. Would you ride a cardboard bike?