Schwinn Debuts Bike Made From Flax
September 17, 2008, 11:14 am
Filed under: bicycle, environmental / sustainability | Tags: , , , ,

The Schwinn Earth is a frame made from 90% flax fibre, harvested from Northern France and 10% glass fibre. I really love the concept, but I have a problem with mixing in composites in sustainable design. I know the 10% glass fibre is neccessary for strength, rigidity and waterproofing, but adding that 10% glass results in the frame becoming harder to biodegrade, which is exactly opposite of what the bike is trying to achieve.

via Bike Hugger


related: Bamboo Bicycle from Calfee


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