Picture Of Pierre Lallement Bicycle Patent 1866

Picture Of Pierre Lallement Bicycle Patent 1866

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Pierre Lallement

Pierre Lallement is an influential French inventor who managed to revolutionize the history of bicycles by being the first man who attacked pedals to the simple two-wheeled velocipede design. This discovery enabled creation of first modern bicycles.

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