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A Bike Made Of Only Wood And Glue
By Anthea Quay, 19 Jun 2012
UK-based Michael Thompson has crafted a bike entirely out of wood and glue—not bolts and screws.
Called the ‘SplinterBike Quantum (SBQ)—the third all-wood bike Thompson has created—the fixed-gear bike has 88 individual components that took 120 hours to prepare, 40 hours to cut, and 400 hours to assemble.
SplinterBike Quantum weighs 39 kilos, has 224 teeth on its 6 pliCog transmission gears, has a gear ratio of 2:5:2, and offers a speed of up to 56 km/h (depending on the cyclist).
Its tires are made of hybrid polymer glue, and take 5 weeks to set—in order to maintain the shape of the bike when ridden.
Watch the video below to see the bike being assembled:
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