The land speed record for 100 percent wooden bikes that is. Who knew there even was such a thing? Well apparently there is, and to break it, the aptly named Splinter Bike will have to hit 31-mph.
Built by Michael Thompson for his triathlete buddy James Tully on a dare, the Splinter Bike uses only wood and glue in its construction, with absolutely no metal parts like some of those other wooden bikes we've seen.
I was wondering how they would make a wooden rim grip the road, but they seem to have found a solution by coating the "tire" area with the same type of glue used to hold the wooden parts together. They got around needing a chain by using a giant fixed wooden gear drive system.
Now that the Splinter Bike is complete, they are looking for donations and sponsors to help fund their record attempt.