Multiple news agencies out there have been covering the story of a bike enthusiast who had a dream of turning cardboard boxes into bicycles. What was once believed to be impossible turned out to be perfectly possible.
According to a series of news articles, engineers have been affirming that building a bicycle out of cardboard was out of the question but engineer Izhar Gafni proved them wrong by designing and building the first fully functional bike made entirely out of cardboard scraps. After he first learned that a man had designed and built a whole canoe out of cardboard scraps, he decided to attempt to do the same, except he wanted to build a bicycle instead.
After putting his engineering skills to the test and applying origami basic principles to his design, Izhar Gafni defied his colleagues by finally being able to put the cardboard bicycle together.
News articles went on to confirm that although the cardboard bike was not designed to take you on wild rides up and down mountains, it is surely perfectly capable of getting you through your morning commute, come rain or come shine.
Although the bicycle is entirely made out of cardboard scraps, the fully finished item is dipped in a material that coats the exterior and keeps it resistant. The shinny outer shell gives you the impression that the bicycle is made out of something other than cardboard but you will know better. This fully recycled ride may not last as long as a regular bicycle but it won’t break your bank either in case you need to replace it.
The innovative item is fully water resistant and costs only $9.
For more on this innovative and strong bicycle made entirely out of cardboard, read the full article by clicking here or watch the video above.