Aug 24th, 2012

Cardboard bicycle produced for only $9

After Izhar Gafni, an Israeli inventor, over-heard a conversation about a man who built a canoe entirely out of cardboard, an idea took shape in his mind:  Why not take his passion, biking, and become the first man to build a commercial bicycle out of cardboard.

To see if it could be done, Gafni consulted three engineers, they all returned the same verdict: impossible.  However, this did not deter him, and after three years of careful study and prototyping with corrugated board, he finally accomplished his dream.

The bicycle only costs between $9 and $12 to produce, it is weather proof, strong, durable and looks great.  Have a look at Gafni’s incredible story and beautifully sustainable design.



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