Game changers: The $9 cardboard bicycle

Yes, the headline is true. There exists a bicycle made entirely of cardboard and it can carry riders weighing up to 485 pounds (34 stone).

Using nine dollars worth of materials, bicycle enthusiast Izhar Gafni has created a fully functioning, water-resistant bicycle made, from seat to spokes, entirely of recycled cardboard.

“It’s going to be a game-changer in the bike world,” says Giora Kariv, an Israeli artist and a longtime friend of Gafni’s who made a documentary about the project. “Like Henry Ford who made the car available to anybody, this bike is going to be cheap and available to any child in the world, including children in Africa who walk dozens of miles to school everyday.”

Next steps are to establish a company to produce and distribute the cardboard creation to the world market. Currently working with investors, Gafni hopes to have this big idea ready for mass-production and worldwide distribution by next year.

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