A Chinese man invents amphibious bike

It's not so sophisticated and futuristic, but riding it is a nice pleasure because we can ride it on a water too. This is a home-made amphibious bicycle, made by Deng Huaibin of Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, has a foldable airbag on each of the wheel, and seven paddles on the back.

"It rides just like a normal bike on land, but can also be filled with air and rode on the water at speeds of up to five kilometres per hour anytime," says Deng.

It took him more than two years to design and manufacture the bike, at a cost of more than £1,800. It contains more than 300 parts, most of them hand-made from anything he could get his hands on. He used more than 40 car inner tyres to make the four airbags.

Deng hopes to find a business partner to mass manufacture the bike once he's been granted a patent.

"If it gets mass produced, the cost for a single bike will be only around £50," he said.

Via - Ananova



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