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Doubt it will ever be a classic

Old 08-07-12, 02:04 PM
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Doubt it will ever be a classic

I doubt we will ever see one of these (except perhaps this original) last long enough to be a classic, but this is just cool to see and I thought some in this forum might enjoy watching this guy build build a cardboard bicycle.
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Old 08-07-12, 02:09 PM
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You can always sell it to a Frank Gehry fan.....
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Old 08-07-12, 02:21 PM
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cardboard is some pretty amazing stuff... obviously
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Old 08-07-12, 02:23 PM
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I couldn't see what kind of transmission it had. Was it a fixie? It only had a front brake, I wonder how long the braking surface will last. Cool concept.
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Where there's a will..... !

That was cool. Thanks for posting it.

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I had a buddy with a '48 Ford wagon. I thought it looked pretty good but he and his wife took all the wood off of it (on a '48, that's most of the body). It was a long process, several days. I got there one evening just as they were finishing up and we sat back and had a beer and looked at the naked cowl and chassis sitting there in the driveway. Then he looked at me and in all seriousness said,"I think it looked better in the box."
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Old 08-08-12, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
I had a buddy with a '48 Ford wagon. I thought it looked pretty good but he and his wife took all the wood off of it (on a '48, that's most of the body). It was a long process, several days. I got there one evening just as they were finishing up and we sat back and had a beer and looked at the naked cowl and chassis sitting there in the driveway. Then he looked at me and in all seriousness said,"I think it looked better in the box."
I don't understand what you are trying to say?
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Old 08-08-12, 01:24 AM
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Obviously it's not just about the bike, it was about imagining and creating. It could have been anything, but he likes bikes. His result really surprises me, it's a really nice machine. Even the cranks are cardboard, that is impressive for sure.

I'd only claim that he is wrong about one thing, saying that it's cheap. That may be true, but counting the time involved it is very debatable.

Either way, I think it's great. I also think he has to much time on his hands.

I wonder what it weighs?
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Old 08-08-12, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
I had a buddy with a '48 Ford wagon. I thought it looked pretty good but he and his wife took all the wood off of it (on a '48, that's most of the body). It was a long process, several days. I got there one evening just as they were finishing up and we sat back and had a beer and looked at the naked cowl and chassis sitting there in the driveway. Then he looked at me and in all seriousness said,"I think it looked better in the box."
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So great video, where is he at? Location? can you tell?
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I saw the glue can had not even roman letters...
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Old 08-08-12, 05:05 PM
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I don't understand what you are trying to say?
Just an old car club joke. This is a 48 Ford wagon;
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I work with corrugated stock (you'd call it cardboard) a lot, and am doing so right now...or rather I should be
I saw this video many days ago since my friends know I'm big on both bikes (fun) and E-flute (not fun) so they figured this was right up my alley.
I have to say he's done some impressive things with kraftpaper honeycomb panels (this is like corrugated stock on steroids, not your regular cardboard pizza box) but some of his design choices are really weird: since you're using a bunch of manufactured components already, does anybody really want to ride on that "saddle"? Those "handlebars"?
You can source KHP that already have resin-impregnated liners (the outer sheets) and can even get them with the inner comb made waterproof with resin...it all adds both cost and weight and negates some of the "green-ness" of using a renewable and/or recycled material. But then this whole thing was sprayed heavily with paint (maybe epoxy) to give it at least some water resistance...not very green in practice or easily recycled in final form.
Sure this might represent only $10 worth of raw material just for the board, but once you tool-up for the die-cutting and add in all the off-the-shelf parts and the manufacturing, assembly and coating(s), it will go way up.
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