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Cardboard Bicycle! [VIDEO]

Old 07-30-12, 10:38 AM
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Cardboard Bicycle! [VIDEO]

Looks pretty sweet. $10 bicycle made of cardboard.



http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/a-10...y-rides-174842


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Old 07-31-12, 11:57 AM
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Any thoughts on this?
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I wouldn't want to get it wet.
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That was awesome.

I love the cardboard wheels and cardboard cranks.

I don't think that can be done for $10 though. I mean, first you have to score some of that super-industrial cardboard, and then you'll still need to find a front brake, handlebar grips, and 2 tires with the leftover money. Looks like you'll need a belt for that belt-drive too.

Either way, I love this.
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Old 07-31-12, 02:35 PM
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Cool, but $10??? I don't see how.
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Awesome! Maybe not terribly practical or useful, but this is the type of thing that drives civilization forward.
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Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
Maybe not terribly practical or useful [...]
How so? Just curious I think there is great potential for this kind of invention, especially the affordable price for it ($10 + labor (or mass production, lol)).
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How so? Just curious I think there is great potential for this kind of invention, especially the affordable price for it ($10 + labor (or mass production, lol)).
Because there are lots of other materials that require a lot less work to make into what is probably a stronger bike frame. Buying 15 feet of basic steel tubing shouldn't cost $10, and that is a pretty well proven material to make a bike from.

Don't get me wrong - it is a very impressive feat, and perhaps the strategies he used can make this or some other application more practical. He just isn't there yet.
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