The cardboard bike can support a rider who weighs up to 220 kilograms (485 pounds), and it won't fall apart in the rain
It has taken Gafni three years to develop his prototype cardboard bike
Gafni begins making a cardboard bike by sourcing suitable cardboard and cutting it into the desired shapes to be used as parts
The cardboard is treated with a secret coating of Gafni’s own design, said to make it both waterproof and fireproof, before finally being painted and assembled
By folding and pressing the cardboard several times, the strength of the structure is increased markedly
Israel-based Izhar Gafni has invented a working bicycle which is constructed almost entirely from recycled cardboard, and only costs around US$12 to manufacture. The cardboard bike is being touted as an ideal solution for city-dwellers who require an inexpensive and environmentally-friendly way to commute, in addition to a potential mode of transportation for people living in emerging countries.
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