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Urban Bike By Chihuahua’s Green Code Is Made Almost Entirely Out of Paper

Prateek Jose - SnapMunk
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September 5, 2017

Is this Kickstarter project that promises a bike built primarily out of paper fact or pulp fiction? (Kickstarter)

Thought that paper swan you made was complex? Maybe it was, but your origami chops are not high-level enough until you’ve built a whole bicycle out of paper–one that can actually move and carry people around like a real bike. The Urban GC1 does just that, and it is taking a stab at addressing that fictional climate change thing by being about as metaphorically hipster green and non-polluting as possible.

The bike is a creation of Green Code, an outfit out of Chihuahua, Mexico. The startup works on developing innovative products with a strong focus on ecology and environmental preservation. That aim is very apparent in their sole product at the moment: the Urban GC1.

The GC1 is made primarily out of paper. To be more specific, 55% of its body is made up of recycled kraft paper, which is a lot more durable than regular paper. As much as it would have been nice to have the bike made entirely out of paper, there are other materials in there to lend a desirable degree of structural integrity. 35% of the body is composed of reusable metals, which are used to buttress high-stress parts such as the rims. The remaining 10% is made up of recycled plastic.

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Related: 7 Innovations That Would Make Flying More Tolerable (SnapMunk)

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