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Israeli inventor's $20 Bicycle

Discussion in 'The OT' started by trdrjeff, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. trdrjeff

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    Pretty inventive use of Cardboard

    Cardboard bicycle can change the world, says Israeli inventor

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    MOSHAV AHITUV, Israel (Reuters) - A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.
    Izhar Gafni, 50, is an expert in designing automated mass-production lines. He is an amateur cycling enthusiast who for years toyed with an idea of making a bicycle from cardboard...

    http://news.yahoo.com/cardboard-bicycle-change-world-says-israeli-inventor-090732689.html
     
  2. yosoyellobo

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    My check is in the mail.
     
  3. Cholly

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    Looking at the picture, you are inclined to say, "Yeah, Right!", but after reading the article, it seems like a great idea, with many possibilities.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Very interesting. Of course I'm mostly interested in the process of making it waterproof.

    Not sure it would really work for me, at least without the motor. Not sure how much I'd be able to use a single speed without some power assist.
     

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