The SplinterBike is something far more exotic – every single part is wooden; wheels, frame, gears. Even, painfully, the saddle.Not a single bolt or screw has been used, nothing metal, plastic or rubber.
At 31kg, and with one fixed gear and no brakes, it's unlikely to win awards for practicality, but as an engineering exercise it's a marvel.
To set a land speed record with the bike they now need to find £7,500 for admin costs. That's rather a lot really! But then so is the approx 1,000 man hours put in to reach this stage.