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    Forget Steel vs. Aluminum vs. Carbon Fiber...try Cardboard

    The idea sounds kooky, but the end product is impressive.

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    Not your usual rain bike.

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    I love this guy!

    He thought "Why not?" - and then built one. What a great thing.

    I don't think I'd want one of his products, but I love that he did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clawhammer72 View Post
    The idea sounds kooky, but the end product is impressive.
    Cardboard Bicycles...

    Coming soon to your nearest Walmart Super Outlet!

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    Wow that is amazing. He pretty much made it as strong as any ordinary bike and impervious to water. I'd like to know how much it weighs. Uses ordinary pneumatic tires and front caliper brake. Awesome.
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    Well cardboard is mainly carbon and it has fibres sooo... why not just use carbon fibre (more refined and pure...)

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    Have to admit that is impressive, especially the appearance, wasn't expecting it to look that good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
    Cardboard Bicycles...

    Coming soon to your nearest Walmart Super Outlet!
    I actually have two cardboard chairs that are anything but a "WalMart special."

    Picture 1.jpg

    Cardboard, when used correctly can be extremely strong and durable, while being very light weight. Aside, from the fact that the chairs are timeless and ultra-comfy, they make quite the statement when we have people over
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    Saw a guy with a bamboo bike at a charity ride a couple of months ago. Pretty cool.
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    brilliant. This defines "think different." What other materials could we use that aren't presently being used? Cotton maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
    I actually have two cardboard chairs that are anything but a "WalMart special."

    Picture 1.jpg

    Cardboard, when used correctly can be extremely strong and durable, while being very light weight. Aside, from the fact that the chairs are timeless and ultra-comfy, they make quite the statement when we have people over
    That's cool, I remember during my time in architecture school, a few studio classes built stuff like that (usually chairs) out of cardboard.
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    That is cool but I think aircraft grade birch ply would be a better choice ....
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    Yep, THAT Ira

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    That's cool, I remember during my time in architecture school, a few studio classes built stuff like that (usually chairs) out of cardboard.
    you need to hit the VitraHaus ... i ended up there after taking a wrong turn on the way to switzerland

    http://www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/vitrahaus/

    http://www.vitra.com/en-us/campus/vi...xplore-inside/

    edit: and, to be honest, if this science thing doesn't work out, i'm going unemployed and to architecture school, for industrial/laboratory design
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    I can't remember the actual quote I heard once, but something about "once failure is not an option, everything else becomes possible."
    When he decided to not listen to everyone telling him what couldn't be done. . .
    My favorite line: "What I like about it the most--It's made of cardboard!"
    Brilliant!
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    Design school thesis projects,often are confused with 'products'..

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the link. I've done my share of building things from cardboard, but it never occurred to me to make a bicycle.

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