Carma Project

B-Bicycle Culture Magazine (B – Cultura da Bicicleta Magazine) in Portugal is running Project Carma, a project involving a bicycle made from the scrap of a car with the mission to make up for the kilometers it ran in its previous life. The initiative aims to relaunch the discussion about mobility and ecology in Lisbon.




The founders of Rcicla Bicletas, Vitor and Kiko, payed a visit to the junkyard and salvaged metal pieces and rooftop upholstery from a retired Mercedes to build the structure and the seat. They also used car door handles, engine sprockets and light reflectors for bicycle details. The team soon received support from Geraldo Cirineu, the creator of the brand Rasto, who combined the rooftop fabric with old leather upholstery to design new bike seats.

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