Picture of Hemming's Unicycle Flying Yankee Velocipede

Picture of Hemming's Unicycle Flying Yankee Velocipede

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History of the Unicycle

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.

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Velocipede

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.

Draisine

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.

Dandy Horse

History of bicycle started with the first two wheeled transportation device made by German Baron Karl Drais in early 19th century. His simple Dandy Horse design provided inspiration to countless other inventors who very quickly created modern bicycles.