£15 bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Night Train, 27 Jun 2008.

  1. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

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    Greater Manchester
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    Saw it on look North a couple of weeks ago, it's a Hallam student's thing. Looked amusing.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    In other photos the front wheel was cardboard too.
     
  4. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    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.
     
  7. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak Über Member

    mmmmm, a faired HPV for £15:laugh:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    Now that might sell! :blush:
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    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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