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SplinterBike: Bicycle Made Entirely From Wood Can Hit 30 MPH
Behold, the SplinterBike — a bicycle made completely from wood that is capable of hitting a top speed of 31 mph! The cycle uses exclusively wooden components — from axles formed from hardwood ekki to cogs, wheels and a frame built from birch ply to “metal bearings” made of oily ironwood. The pedals and handlebars were constructed from an old broom handle. The design team believe that the bike has the potential to set the speed record for wooden bikes, but alas, none of them have actually ridden the bike, as there is no surface smooth enough to ride it.
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