Commuter Bikes Manufacturer Linus Bike Discusses the Invention of a Cardboard Bike

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A representative from Linus Bike applauds Israeli inventor for developing a new type of bicycle designed to improve accessibility.

On November 19, commuter bikes manufacturer Linus Bike released a statement discussing the invention of a new bicycle made almost entirely out of cardboard.

According to Moshav Ahituv, “A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world's most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.” Inventor, Izhar Gafni “told Reuters during a recent demonstration that after much trial and error, his latest prototype has now proven itself and mass production will begin in a few months,” reports Ahituv.

“Gafni owns several top-of-the-range bicycles which he said are worth thousands of dollars each, but when his own creation reaches mass production, it should cost no more than about $20 to buy. The cost of materials used are estimated at $9 per unit,” states the article. Ahituv concludes that the introduction of this bicycle to the market could change cycling in terms of accessibility.

China Reevers, a representative for [commuter bikes manufacturer Linus Bike, applauds the article by stating; “While there is much to be seen in regards to the success and reliability of a bicycle made of cardboard, we support the idea of an amateur cycling enthusiast trying to spread the habit of cycling in an affordable and environmentally friendly product. The idea behind this new bicycle not only promotes cycling for individual health, but its production also enhances the benefits of cycling for the environment. As the bicycles are produced, we will be very interested to see how it progresses.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.

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