February 2, 2011 Leave a comment
coolhunt 1, Eco-bicycle
what is it?
This bicycle is made of cardboard by Phil Bridge who has studied ‘product Design’ at the Sheffield Hallam University in England. This bicycle isn’t made of ‘normal’ cardboard but industrial cardboard. This material is a lot stronger and thicker as normal cardboard and used for packaging boxes. The only things that aren’t made of this type of cardboard are the wheels, chain and the bottom bracket. These are like every bicycle of metal, iron and other material. The price of this bicycle is about 35 to 40 euro’s.
why is it cool?
Phil’s idea was to build a bicycle of cardboard because it’s cheap so everyone can buy one and it makes it not really interesting for people who want to steal it. But I think it’s also a way of being sustainable because you can use old cardboards to produce this and if it’s broken you can recycle it really easy.