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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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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinTG View Post
    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
    Jeff Wills

    All my bikes.

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    Carbon Fiber bikes are plastic (CFRP=Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic).
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