Cycling and Re-Cycling: This Bike Is The Result
Israeli industrial design student Dror Peleg has designed a colorful concept that combines two of our favorite things: cycling and recycling. Peleg’s Frii bike strays far from the norm – not only in materialuse, but in production – it’s made from recycled plastic that has been melted and injection molded into a lightweight, durable and colorful bike born anew.
Appearing a bit like a life-sized version of a K’nex construction, the Frii concept bike is made fromrecycled plastic that has been re-manufactured locally. Components for the Frii would be injection molded into modular shapes, which could be snapped together to form a solid single-speed cruiser appropriate for flat-surface street riding.
Peleg’s bike was created as his final project for his industrial design degree at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel. The process of injection molding is quite popular in Israel, where it is used to make an array of consumer home products. Peleg’s design utilizes readily available recycled materials and existing facilities – both of which boast a lower carbon footprint than seen in typical bike manufacturing. And to top it off, once out of commission, the bike can be recycled again!