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Monday Inspiration: The Recycled Cardboard Bike

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Posted by Cags R under Cycling on 4 March 2013 at 12:00 AM

How much have you spent on your bike this year? Designer Izhar Gafni is much more interested in the box your carbon-fibre road bike came in than in the 6kg bike itself. He's the inventor of the cardboard bike, an innovative new way to produce low cost bikes for everyone!

Weighing in at 20lb, the Alpha cardboard bike is a phenominal piece of design and engineering which uses the principles of origami; paper folded is not twice the strength but thrice the strength. This is how the 20lb bike can support riders up to 20 times it's weight - perfect for someone looking to lose weight through cycling without spending a fortune.

With a unit cost of between $9-$12, it'll be interesting what price the Alpha bike enters the market on, but one thing is for certain, it'll make a difference to the way we look at recycled bikes - far from the thrift shop window, this recycled bike option is box fresh!

Recycled cardboard bike - the Alpha

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