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The early history of bicycles was a birthing ground of many interesting transportation devices that resembled modern bicycles. Without access to chain drive systems, those early velocipedes came in many shapes and sizes.
Unicycle is a specific type of bicycle whose history started shortly after introduction of the popular penny-farthing bicycles who managed to train drivers how to easily balance their weight by sitting on one big wheel. Here you can read more about history of unicycle.
Bicycle history remembers draisine as two specific types of human-powered transportation device. One was a variation of Dandy Horse velocipedes, and other is railway carriage device that is still in use today all over the world.
This section follows the history of the bicycles from their early days on Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing board to the modern day designs that were established by Pierre Michaux and John Kemp Starley.