EATIT WORLD has already designed more than half a dozen models,
where the complete bicycle is handcrafted from treated cane,
the exceptions being the wheels, the chain, the chain gear,
the pedals and the brake mechanism, which are made from metal
and bought readymade. Cane is a sturdy, elastic, lightweight
material with a natural shock-absorbing quality. It is a easily
renewable resource since only branches need to be cut off
and these re-grow. Riding this bicycle on bumpy village roads
and narrow footpaths would be neither unsafe nor uncomfortable.
Its manufacture can also be decentralized in small villages,
as it does not require a fancy industrial infrastructure.