Try materials, and turn them into something totally different, something useful. See how Izhar Gafni makes a cardboard bike from reboard, one that is water resistant. Papercoreboard is not only used in packaging, but also for furniture and Sign & Display.
If ever you are in doubt about buying a bicycle because you don’t know if you like cycling at all, buy a cardboard bike and check it out. Afterwards, you can still invest and upgrade to a normal bike.
Find out how Phil Bridge, a 21 year old design student at Sheffield Hallam University, has come up with the idea to build a bicycle out of cardboard!
Ok, there is the possibility that the cardboard frame will collapse or break, especially in the rain, but whether or not the cardboard bike proves feasible or durable, it’s certainly an interesting idea.