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.