Those empty cardboard boxes lying around in storage rooms could soon dominate the bike lanes of your neighbourhood, thanks to Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni, the inventor of the Cardboard Bike. Made entirely of cardboard, this bike started from the inventor painstakingly bending and folding pieces of cardboard which later turned out into a sturdy and eco-friendly bicycle.
Refusing several investment offers, Cardboard Technologies, the company behind this bike decided to raise money through crowdfunding site Indiegogo offering early adopters and funders one unit out of first 5000 units for $290, with kiddie versions of the Cardboard Bike at $120. The company aims to raise $2 million in the next 45 days, with the first production units targeted to be delivered December of 2014.
The Carboard Bicycles are extremely light and do not require adjustments or repairs. It may be made of cardboard but the bike has been made water and fire resistant and can withstand the weight of a 400-pound person.
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