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Designers make a bike out of old soda cans

A wooden frame and some mechanical pieces are all that’s needed for this can-bike

Want to recycle but hate taking the trip down to the depository. Here’s a solution: build a bike out of all your old soda cans.

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At least, that’s what Valencia-based designer Dan Gestoso did. His concept bike, called “Boske”, looks like it came straight out of an Ikea catalogue.

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The frame is made of curved, laminated wood, but mechanical pieces like the front fork and seat base are made out of aluminum taken from recycled soda cans.

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As per Gestoso, the bike is as strong as any run-of-the-mill aluminum bike on the market today. The one question that wasn’t addressed, though, is whether or not the parts made out of the re-used cans will last. Even if they’re not, Gestoso said that he designed the bike to be easy to repair, and all sections can be replaced if need be; that is, no part of the bike is too specialized that it can’t be easily fixed.

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Following the well-deserved publicity he got for the bike, Gestoso said that he’ll next be working on building a full prototype, this time with a more durable frame.

For the next round of photos, might we suggest mounting a Bluetooth portable speaker to the handlebars to jazz the bike up some?

More photos of Gestoso’s aluminum can bike below:

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