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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.
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.
BMX is one of the most popular types of bicycles today, but its history reaches only several decades to the past. Here you can learn how the first models are made, and how big impact they had on the history of cycling and bicycle sports.
History of bicycles cannot be told without mentioning Penny-farthing, a very specific type of bicycle that was highly popular during end of Victorian Era and before arrival of modern “safety” bicycles.