First of all, the Splinter Bike is the story of an eco-friendly English DIYer, Michael Thompson.
After building a sustainable, Botswana inspired, home "Eco-Shed" in Norflok
(this is where the bike was developed), in rammed earth and using inexpensive and abundant materials, for only 2.700 pounds.
This eco-inventor accepted a new challenge, create a bike made 100% in wood and set a speed record with it! No screws, just wood and glue for a total weight of 31kg.