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This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs

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And it costs only $12 to make!

This bicycle could be a game changer if they can figure out the manufacturing.

Bikes are amongst the most efficient transportation systems in the planet, converting up to 99% of a person’s power into mobility that’s up to five times faster than walking. Imagine the impact for developing nations, assuming the Alfa (or a derivative) could handle itself on unpaved roads--especially when fitted with an optional small motor upgrade to enhance range--or what you could do in a small school district where every child could be given a bike in place of a few days of school-bus gas.

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