First-ever 100% Wooden Bicycle

© Michael Thompson

Carpenter Michael Thompson has built the world’s first 100% wood-and-glue bicycle {blog}. The trickiest bits to me, aside from the saddle (ouch) and inevitable wind resistance, would be the tires and drivetrain. The former is solved by very careful driving; the latter by a fixed gear setup with no need for a chain, cogs, etc.

I wouldn’t mind taking one for a spin!

{via npr}