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Old 05-02-10, 01:16 PM   #1
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Plastic Bike

Hello,

I was wondering what you guys thought on making a plastic bicycle. I always see bikes rusting on bike racks and if these bikes were plastic they 1) wouldn't rust and 2) could be easily recycled.

Just throwing out some ideas for a project I am working on...any feedback is great

Thanks
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Old 05-02-10, 03:08 PM   #2
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Hello,

I was wondering what you guys thought on making a plastic bicycle. I always see bikes rusting on bike racks and if these bikes were plastic they 1) wouldn't rust and 2) could be easily recycled.

Just throwing out some ideas for a project I am working on...any feedback is great

Thanks
Aluminum bicycle frames 1) don't rust and 2) are easily recycled. Plastic frames have been tried: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_bicycle
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Carbon Fiber bikes are plastic (CFRP=Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic).
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