The SplinterBike is Attempting to Set a Land-Speed Record

 - May 5, 2011
References: splinterbike & guardian
The SplinterBike is being touted as the world’s first all-wood bike. Designed by Mike Thompson, the SplinterBike is fully functional and is made of nothing but good, hard, thick wood.

The SplinterBike only came to existence after a bet between Thompson and his friend during the Tour of Britain that saw Thompson being challenged to build an all-wood bike. Thompson accepted and created a bicycle that has a wooden seat, handlebars, wheels and a chain. The bike itself is an amazing accomplishment, but its designer hopes to one-up himself by beating the land-speed record for wooden bikes. He is in luck as there currently is no record, but the designer estimates that the SplinterBike could do around 31 mph on the right surface.