Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cheapest bicycle ever! Cardboard Bike. Is this the Future?

Will this bike one day be the cheapest bicycle available at our Ontario bike shop?
A new design for a bicycle from an entepreneur Izhar Gafni, out of Israel, is made from light-weight, durable, eco-friendly, and waterproof cardboard! If it sounds impossible, well...they said it was.
Gafni wanted to create a bicycle that would be too inexpensive to be stolen, and began experimenting with building a bicycle out of cardboard box material. Though the engineers he consulted with were skeptical, Gafni persevered and now has a working model of his cardboard bicycle.
The bicycle prototype may be in for more changes, but currently the production cost is around $9 to $12 per bike. Gafni has not yet signed a contract with a manufacturer, so it is uncertain what the finished cost will be, but it is expected to retail for under $90.

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