Izhar Gafni is a man who loves bicycles. When he heard about a man who made a canoe out of cardboard he thought, why not do the same with a bike?
Folding the cardboard like origami and applying a coating that makes it both water and fireproof, the bikes will sell for $20-30 each! The idea is that they will be an affordable option for people in countries who rely primarily on their feet for getting around.
|This is the seat (upside down)!|
Through his company, Cardboard Technologies, the bicycles should be available in the next year and then Izhar intends to start making wheelchairs out of cardboard.
You can read a more in-depth article here and/or like them on Facebook to get updates on their activities.
I can't wait until Critical Mass has more cardboard bikes than fixies!
|Product Development Team (Izhar 2nd from left)|