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History of tricycle began much before first two-wheeled bicycles arrived on the market. More than century earlier, first tricycles with hand-powered propulsion mechanisms marked the beginning of the history of tricycles.
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.
Public transportation was changed forever in the mid-19th century with the revolutionary bicycle design from French engineer Pierre Michaux. Soon after that scores of other inventors begun to improve bicycle in their own designs, bringing it more and more to mainstream use.
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.