Making the Incredible Wooden Bike

Words by Red Bull | Images by Red Bull

 

Fettler (n); an individual craftsman or group of craftsmen committed to achieving perfection via hands-on moulding, sculpting and working of raw materials. Typically found in sheds.

When Michael Thompson’s friends challenged him to build a wooden bike he threw himself into it, even if the bet was only for £1. One thousand hours later, the SplinterBike was born.

In the first episode of our new Fettlers series you can follow Michael’s journey, as we shed light on some of the world’s most incredible home-made bikes. Fettlers seeks out the garage and shed builders who construct bikes for themselves and their friends, often from the unlikeliest of materials. Stay tuned for more jaw-dropping builds soon.

 

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