The kibutznik Izhar Gafni invented the cardboard bicycle, which has no metal pieces and would cost around $20. The bicycle will be produced in Ahituv, an agricultural town of Israel.
Gafni is a 50-year-old inventor, an amateur cyclist and expert in the design of mass automated production lines and the responsible for this revolutionary idea. Gafni told the press, “I have always been fascinated by the application of unconventional technology for materials an did it on several occasions. I worked hard for four years to use corrugated cardboard of weak structural points.” We must add that the inventor submerged that cardboard in a water tank for several months and still it has kept all his rigid characteristics.
According to Nimrod Elmish, partner of Gafni, the cardboard bicycles would be produced in automated production lines supported by a work force of retired and handicapped people. AV