Video: Making A Bicycle Out Of Cardboard

Thanks to Archie for the tip.


Gregg C - 07/16/12 - 11:26pm

“It’s strong. It’s durable. It’s cheap.”
Yeah, minus the incredible labor to build it! Hat’s off to this guy. Such an amazing project!

endurobob - 07/16/12 - 11:55pm


My only question is how he did the bottom bracket/headset/hub areas. Bearings pressed in, or did he make some sort of bushing system out of cardboard?

Bart - 07/16/12 - 11:55pm

Umm sweet but your kid needs to get rid of his binky!

nh - 07/17/12 - 12:05am

Look like a lot of fun to build buy not cheap. Two tubular tyres cost more than most huffy bikes. Also not sure about those rim and the heat from the brakes.

Palmermtb - 07/17/12 - 9:16am

Wow! That was inspirational. What a cool project. Where does that guy live? The scenes were striking to me. Can’t wait to see cardboard bicycle kits for sale on EBay.

Trey R - 07/17/12 - 9:20am

Functional and well engineered folk art at its best.

ori - 07/17/12 - 11:25am

the guy name is Izhar and he lives in israel

Kelly - 07/17/12 - 12:27pm

That’s a really cool bike! are these selling anywhere?

RUSTYDOGG - 07/17/12 - 1:59pm

Crazy smart creative ba%tard. Very cool.
@ Bart; I thought the same thing was going to comment too!

dhbomber - 07/17/12 - 5:01pm

Cool! I dpon’t think he’s too worried about heat issues affecting the braking surface on his cardboard rims…I think this is just a novelty project…Not for pro tour.

And I seriously doubt he’s running tubulars! Could be just a glued rubber surface.

Aside from the bike thing, the guy builds bass guitars! Dang!

yeah right - 07/18/12 - 12:15pm

HAHAHA, I was going to mention the kid with the pacifier too!!

mrzen215 - 07/19/12 - 1:32pm

Nicely done, but japan already made one back in the 90’s

Pichy - 07/23/12 - 5:59am

Don´t park it in the street or somebody with a cutter could steal it…

Dan - 10/15/12 - 11:15am

Fortunately, people outside of the bicycle industry are also taking notice, so something other than uninformed nay-saying could actually happen:

Rob - 06/01/13 - 4:50pm

You are going to have to do a lot of dumpster diving to find that guality of cardboard, outherwise you will need to order it somewhere. You will still have to buy brakes, bottom bracket, tires, axles, headset, pedal bearings, and a chain. All for $20?

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