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Forum topic by stefang posted 09-17-2012 02:12 PM 1008 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2012 02:12 PM

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 09-17-2012 08:48 PM

I agree Mike that is cool. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 09-17-2012 09:04 PM

I agree! This is really cool!

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#3 posted 09-17-2012 09:12 PM

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

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#4 posted 09-17-2012 09:13 PM


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 09-18-2012 12:36 AM

I can’t wait for a cardboard car ;-)

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#6 posted 09-18-2012 12:46 AM

totally awesome indeed.

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#7 posted 09-18-2012 01:50 AM

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 09-18-2012 09:05 AM

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 09-18-2012 12:18 PM

That is supercool.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#10 posted 09-18-2012 12:25 PM

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 09-18-2012 03:43 PM

Great way to recycle!

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#12 posted 09-18-2012 08:38 PM

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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