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Daemon
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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Cardboard Bike Being Rolled Out

Since their invention, bicycles have been made lighter, more efficient, and more affordable. Yet, if one is to believe inventor Izhar Gafni, more can—and soon will—be done. Within months, mass production will begin on his lightweight, inexpensive, environmentally friendly cardboard bike. Though it sounds flimsy, the bicycle can supposedly support riders weighing up to 485 lb (220 kg). In addition, an organic waterproofing and fireproofing treatment ensures that the product will not simply melt in the rain or burst into flames if a cigarette butt is carelessly tossed its way. The bike could sell for as little as $20. More...
excaelis
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 5:50:13 AM

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Don't, for heaven's sake, smoke and ride.
RuthP
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 10:25:29 AM

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excaelis wrote:
Don't, for heaven's sake, smoke and ride.

Think Except it's been treated to be waterproof and fire resistant.

I saw a short blurb on the TV news last night about this. The Reuters article, here, has a lot more information.
percivalpecksniff
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 10:31:53 AM
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What about a bike made of shock-absorbent bubble wrap? Maybe a car made from dried cow dung... one could travel with one's mobile garden.
Bowdenii
Posted: Friday, October 19, 2012 11:43:18 AM
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It reminds me of this - even better? - invention: Gerd Niemoeller's paper houses, fire-proof, earthquake-proof, well insulated against cold and heat, lightweight, and cheap. Brilliant.

It's a shame I haven't found any more news on it since 2009. I'd actually quite like to buy one so I can live in my mother's garden.
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