would you buy one....

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by roadrash, 16 Jul 2012.

  1. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

  2. cyberknight

    cyberknight As long as I breathe, I attack.

    Location:
    Land of confusion
    I would assume they have a layer of waterproof varnish or some such ?
    Just imagine the bike in a down pour falling apart ........
     
  3. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    I wouldn't buy one, but I would be tempted to use the methods to make one though.

    It's not made 'entirely out of cardboard' though.
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Would make it easier to just bin it and get the bus instead!
     
    Mad Doug Biker likes this.
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    Would I buy one?

    Only if it was a folder.

    China_High_Glossy_Paper_Cardboard_File_Folder2010151605455.jpg
     
    Norm, Speicher, roadrash and 6 others like this.
  6. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    BA DUM TISH!!
     
  7. It depends on the price, I might be tempted to try it for the novelty if the price was right.
     
  8. Night Train

    Night Train Maker of Things

    Location:
    Greater Manchester
    I wonder if it is delivered in a cardboard bike box, or flat packed with instructions and a tube of glue.
     
  9. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

    Location:
    Craggy Island
    And if you got bored with the colour, just get the felt tips out!
     
  10. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    True, but a lot more of it is cardboard than is made of carbon fibre on a CF bike. I couldn't see what he has done with the braking surfaces - they looked to be just part of the wheel, in which case they won't last long at all.
     
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    Salford, UK
    I'd like to know how light it is - the article says "Imagine a bike you can easily carry up to your apartment". I have two of those it's the size that's a nuisance, trying to get round bends on the stairs), and one more that I can carry, but struggle a bit. And I know from work how heavy cardboard can be, especially when compressed and concentrated. I'd be surprised if the wheels for example, weighed less than spoked metal wheels.

    I'd combine normal wheels with the exotic frame material - I'm fairly open to unusual frame materials, as long as they do the job, and are repairable (one of the reasons steel is good for tourers - there are welders all over the world!)
     
  12. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

    Location:
    SW2
    better yet, why not make a bike out of water...
    [​IMG]
    all of which goes to prove that it doesn't matter what a bike is made out of - it has to be a good bike
     
  13. MissTillyFlop

    MissTillyFlop Evil communist dictator, lover of gerbils & Pope.

    I am actually quite intrigued by this.
     
  14. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Location:
    Ovver 'thill
    You'd hope so wouldn't you! The designer started with a cardboard canoe.....
     
  15. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    Yeah, just stick it in the cardboard re-cycling bin!
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice