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Old 06-17-08, 03:09 PM
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Cardboard Bike

Has anyone seen anything like this before? Did it actually work?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7457220.stm
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Old 06-17-08, 03:53 PM
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Looks suspiciously unworkable to me, actually. The connection of the cranks to the shaft being one major weak point.
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Old 06-17-08, 04:57 PM
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Cute idea. If they can make a bike out of bamboo, why not the right cardboard. But I note that it's still a design study, and no one was actually riding it.
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Old 06-18-08, 06:07 AM
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He does say in the film clip that the bike is a display only prototype and not for riding.
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Old 06-18-08, 12:34 PM
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Not complaining...however if they want to show something, maybe they should take it far enough to be able to show that it is actually ridable.................. my 2 cents
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Old 06-18-08, 05:06 PM
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It's cool, but I wouldn't say that it was a workable design or anything. I mean yeah, it would be cheap, but there are so many hi-ten frames that are already built, those should just be re-used.
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Old 06-19-08, 10:21 AM
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I wondered why nobody actually rode it, but just wheeled it around. Looks interesting, but may be too hard to engineer.
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Old 06-19-08, 12:29 PM
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It seems to be a solution in search of a problem.
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Old 06-19-08, 04:57 PM
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i think it just seems like a bad idea
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