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Cardboard bicycle for $20

This is a great idea by Izhar Gafni, from Israel. He is close to producing it for real.

It’s expected to cost a mere $20 and weigh about 20 lbs (9 kg) — that’s 65 percent lighter than an average metal ride. In fact, this bicycle doesn’t use any metal parts at all — the solid tires are made of reconstituted rubber and a car timing belt is used instead of a chain. 

I’d buy one just to go back and forth to the store with. It’s also a great idea for kids, because goodness knows I went through 3 bikes as I was growing up.

I sat on cardboard furniture once in a museum and found it surprisingly comfortable. I thought it would be awful and uncomfortable, but it was quite nice!


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  1. Cassie

    That’s absolutely incredible! I don’t really have the urge to ride a cardboard bicycle, but I’m curious to see what else could be made out of it!

    1. Mochi & Macarons

      I think as a society we are really missing the point of how valuable recycled goods can be.

      Not everything has to be fresh and new to be great.


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