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Couldn’t resist posting this link. Subject is a cardboard bicycle that support a rider weighing 220kg or 485 lbs. and which only costs about $16 to produce. Of course it’s not just about bicycles as the technology could be used to cheaply produce so many useful things.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 712 days ago

I agree Mike that is cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 712 days ago

I agree! This is really cool!

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#3 posted 712 days ago

If ya put a big V-Twin engine on there, I’d buy one.. lol

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#4 posted 712 days ago


Quite innovative indeed.

A few years ago I read an article about a Japanese architect that built a small span bridge from corrugated cardboard over a small stream and it included a picture of a car parked in the center of the bridge.

I have also seen pallets constructed of corrugated cardboard.

It’s quite ridged if you can keep it dry.

Thanks for sharing. – Len

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#5 posted 712 days ago

I can’t wait for a cardboard car ;-)

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#6 posted 712 days ago

totally awesome indeed.

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#7 posted 712 days ago

An interesting idea. I was hoping to get a view of the gearing but none of the video showed the right side of the bike. Are the gears made of cardboard also? Certainly is out of the box….or should I say OF the box thinking:-)

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#8 posted 712 days ago

I’m thinking bandsaws, table saws, furniture, you name it. Lightweight and easy to move around, but vibrations might be an issue and the question of recycling. How about airplanes, cars, etc? I guess I am getting carried away, but lightweight strong and cheap materials do introduce an amazing range of possibilities.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 711 days ago

That is supercool.

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#10 posted 711 days ago

Wow! I clicked on a non-shop talk post and didn’t want my 5 min back

But, cardboard comes from wood, right?

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#11 posted 711 days ago

Great way to recycle!

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#12 posted 711 days ago

It’s great to see something innovative like that that could make a real difference to someone in the third world.

I sincerely hope someone gets behind this guy to start production instead of just buying him off and burying the potential.

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