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60wag 09-14-2012 03:47 PM

The cardboard bicycle
 
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57481444-1/this-$9-cardboard-bike-is-a-smooth-recycled-ride/

DaveInDenver 09-14-2012 04:26 PM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-...recycled-ride/

http://asset1.cbsistatic.com/cnwk.1d...e1_610x342.JPG

Video: http://vimeo.com/37584656

He apparently did a cardboard canoe, too. BTW, this is not regular appliance box cardboard he's using, but it is most definitely cardboard. I think the only issue that would need a solution would be the braking surfaces.

nakman 09-14-2012 04:34 PM

Speaking of which, when is this group going to finally get together and enter the Kinetics race? http://boulderkinetics.com/

corsair23 09-14-2012 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveInDenver (Post 218633)
He apparently did a cardboard canoe, too.

Actually, the canoe was what inspired him to build the bike but he didn't build it.

Pretty cool idea...But I'm guessing the amount of labor he put into building that bike would cost a bit more than $9. May material cost is only $9 assuming you can find the right card board but I wonder how much he'd charge to build a bike for people :)

DaveInDenver 09-14-2012 05:13 PM

Cheap bikes are being used in many places to spur economic and political changes. Project Rwanda is one that immediately came to mind.

http://projectrwanda.org/

smslavin 09-14-2012 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveInDenver (Post 218637)
Cheap bikes are being used in many places to spur economic and political changes. Project Rwanda is one that immediately came to mind.

http://projectrwanda.org/

Chris Van Dine is doing something similar in Guatemala. Super cool.


farnhamstj 09-15-2012 10:44 AM

That was cool. Thanks for sharing.


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