Inventions
Bicycles

How was the bicycle invented?

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2015-02-04 10:17:32

Same way most inventions are done.

A man with an idea got together with someone who could build

what he described. Later someone else thought of an improvement and

found someone to build a slightly different version, which has kept

happening ever since.

The earliest bicycle was a wooden scooter-like contraption

called a celerifere; it was invented about 1790 by Comte Mede de

Sivrac of France. In 1816, Baron Karl von Drais de Sauerbrun, of

Germany, invented a model with a steering bar attached to the front

wheel, which he called a Draisienne. It has two wheels (of the same

size), and the rider sat between the two wheels, but there were no

pedals; to move, you had to propel the bicycle forward using your

feet (a bit like a scooter). He exhibited his bicycle in Paris on

April 6, 1818.


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