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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

A bicycle made of cardboard may seem an unlikely form of transport - but one inventor claims to have developed one that costs just £10 to make.

By folding over sheets to double their strength, he claims the machine is durable, waterproof and costs very little to produce.

Everything apart from the brakes and chain is cardboard - including the seat.

http://www.dailymail...-ride-rain.html

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

It looks very uncomfortable to ride..

To be honest I don't like the concept..
Whatever happened to making things to last?
Sure it's mostly recycled materal, but that's no good if after 1-2 years it ends up in the trash.
A layer of resin doesn't mean it will last, it only means it will look good until a drop of water breaks through and ruins it.


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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

I think I want one...

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

I think I'll pass....and splatter mud all over it.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

$10 to make is absolute rubbish , the water proof coating would cost more than that let alone the chain & brakes , by the looks of it there would a fair few man hours spent making them also .

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:44 AM

View Posttipotep, on 18 September 2012 - 12:13 AM, said:

$10 to make is absolute rubbish , the water proof coating would cost more than that let alone the chain & brakes , by the looks of it there would a fair few man hours spent making them also .

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That's because it is £10 to produce... that's $16.24 to you.   ;)

The bike is not in production yet so this cost is probably a projection of an expected production cost. It will be tight though, they will have to come with some low quality parts and be mass produced to keep within the estimates.

I still want one.

Edited by Junior Chubb, 18 September 2012 - 12:44 AM.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:30 AM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 18 September 2012 - 12:44 AM, said:

That's because it is £10 to produce... that's $16.24 to you.   ;)

The bike is not in production yet so this cost is probably a projection of an expected production cost. It will be tight though, they will have to come with some low quality parts and be mass produced to keep within the estimates.

I still want one.

I still stick by the fact that $16.24 is still not enough to buy the water proofing let alone the chemicals that the cardboard would need to pass through in the process .

Wohhaa back up.... I was presuming he was making them in the UK , hell if we get them made in China they will throw in a helmet, 10 pairs of bike pants and a real cheap puncture repair kit and you will still get change out of $10 :tu:

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Edited by tipotep, 18 September 2012 - 04:31 AM.

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