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Cane Bicycle


Would you agree that the Bicycle is a Moving Chair? Yes? Then, if a chair can be made out of cane why not a bicycle? Cane furniture has been made and used in the tropical countries of the world for hundreds of years. And it has proved its versatility and hardiness in the most trying climatic conditions. Since the Bicycle also continues to be the most widely used vehicle, and often the only source of quick transportation, used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the rural and small-town world, EATIT WORLD thought a Cane Bicycle would be just the right answer for their needs!

Cane Bicycle

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.

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