CARBON NEUTRAL

Leif just sent through this link to Dutch designer Tjeerd Veenhoven's new Carbon Bike. It's a bit of anti-design, utilising second hand parts and some pretty lo-fi carbon lay up processes. The bike parts are first mounted in a jig, carbon fibres are drenched in epoxy resin, then spun and twisted into strands that are stretched and wound between pieces, and finally left to dry. The density of carbon in a given section of the bike is dependent on the needs and properties of that part; more carbon is necessary in sections that experience compression, and less is needed where there is tension. Check it out here as well as Tjeerd's wind charger for your iPhone!!