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Actually, the first bicycles weren't that important in themselves. They didn't work that well, and they were hideously expensive - toys for rich men.

But the first bicycle was the seed that eventually grew into the "safety bike", a design easily recognizable even today. And that bike was the first affordable means of personal transportation, allowing people to work, study or socialize outside walking distance from their homes.

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