Buy your $20 Cardboard Bike – On Sale Soon!

An Israeli inventor has built a bicycle out of cardboard, a fully operational bicycle that will sell for only $20.

The inventor, Izhar Gafni, believes the bike could be a boon to the world’s most traffic-congested cities and help people in remote parts of the Third World get from place to place. He’s reached a deal to start mass production in a few months, Gafni tells Reuters.

How did he do it? As Reuters says, “once the shape has been formed and cut, the cardboard is treated with a secret concoction made of organic materials to give it its waterproof and fireproof qualities. In the final stage, it is coated with lacquer paint for appearance.”

This video posted by Gadizmo helps explain more about how the bike is built, and shows it in action.

Source: NPR

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10 comments on “Buy your $20 Cardboard Bike – On Sale Soon!

  1. natasha says:

    this is amazing, i can’t wait!

  2. nik says:

    Screamingly brilliant! Fabulous video!
    Would love to see him team up with artists to do colorful artist editions. Or do custom paint jobs. I’d love a glow-in-the-dark version. ;)

  3. Yvonne Barr says:

    MY husband is an engineer and he was the one to show me the video of you making the card board bike.
    He was so excited. He is so very difficult to buy for and I was hoping to get one for him for Christmas. Would that be at all possible? By the way, you are an amazing man of great talent!!
    Please let me know soon.

    Thank you,
    Yvonne Barr

    • GreenDeals Staff says:

      Sorry but we dont know if this cardboard bike is available right now for sale.

  4. todd says:

    Do you have a release time frame yet for the sale of these? I would love one or two of these bikes. Todd

    • jmytro says:

      Sorry but we dont know when this bike will actually be developed for sale.

  5. jimmy says:

    i hope they bring these to canada, and in a bunch of different colors because that would be awesome

  6. jmytro says:

    Quick update: Today it was announced on NPR that a kickstarter campaign will be launching soon to begin manufacturing a cardboard bike… http://blog.greendeals.org/go-green/cardboard-bike-launch-kickstarter/

  7. Dario Rodriguez says:

    Its freakin awesome! I hope to own one soon. Im always thinking of ideas of which
    I put to no use. I hope they make a three-wheeled one too, I also would like
    To see the kid little tow along YOU can attach to back wheel of bike.

  8. Josh says:

    When does it come out, cant wait!

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