One Israeli man has developed a bike that weighs much less than an average bike and requires no maintenance, won't rust or come loose and can be replaced at a small cost.
It's made of cardboard.
Yahoo reports that Izhar Gafni created a bicycle made completely of recycled parts. The entire frame is built out of expertly folded cardboard, timing belts for vehicles and other recycled parts.
The wheels and tires don't need adjusted or pumped up, because they too are made from cardboard treated with special chemicals and substances that make it waterproof and stable.
According to Yahoo, people used to sneer and make fun of Gafni's throw-away bicycle, but now he's getting an influx of inquires and demands for the bicycles.
Gafni says that they will start production, but that he can't give too much information because of pending patents.
Yahoo says that the bike could cost around $20 to purchase and that materials for the bike fall around $9 per unit.
What do you think of a cardboard bike? Would you purchase one?
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