The self-lubricating Lignum Vitae used for the bushings was fashioned from some redundant wooden bowls
SplinterBike designer and builder Michael Thompson has launched a special Quantum edition for the 2012 London Olympics, which will be available for public test rides at the Adain Avion event
The height of the handlebars can also be adjusted to accommodate a greater variety of riders, as can the seat height, to allow a variety of riders to take the all-wooden SBQ for a spin
Michael Thompson next to the original SplinterBike when it was on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, as part of the Power of Making exhibition
The SplinterBike Quantum will go on display inside the recycled fuselage of a converted DC-9 Airplane as part of the Adain Avion event that kicks off shortly
Around about this time last year, we featured an all-wooden bike named SplinterBike that went on to be viewed by over 320,000 visitors to the Power of Making exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. A second version was used to set a new speed record for 100 percent wooden bikes in August 2011 and now the creator of both, Michael Thompson, has built a special SplinterBike Quantum (SBQ) edition for the 2012 London Olympics. A few design changes have been made to allow a variety of visitors to the Adain Avion event at the London 2012 Festival to mount up and ride an all-wooden bike for themselves, including adjustable seat height and a different gearing setup.
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