Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Night Train, 27 Jun 2008.
Made from cardboard.
What do you think?
Saw it on look North a couple of weeks ago, it's a Hallam student's thing. Looked amusing.
That front wheel and tyre will have cost more than £15.
In other photos the front wheel was cardboard too.
I'm glad the boy has got his picture in the paper but I expect that's the last we'll see or hear of his bike. I'm not convinced that the expense of a bike is what stops people cycling. The garages and sheds of England are crammed with nice shiny bikes that are hardly ever used.
Lots of £15 bikes in the small ads that will last longer.
It is not "green" to turn a think that can almost last forever into a thing that lasts six months. You have to weigh up one metal bike against 40 cardboard ones.
Personally I find it a great idea for 'other uses' of an industrial material though there are better or more commercial uses that spring to mind.
I would be interested to see how cardboard like that would perform as a fairing kit for velomobiles.
mmmmm, a faired HPV for £15
Now that might sell!
He lives near me - it rains an awful lot in Manchester....... Industrial strength cardboard will fall to bits... did he forget about the rain........
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