Picture Of The American Velocipede 1868

Picture Of The American Velocipede 1868

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Who invented the Bicycle?

After several thousand years of horseback riding, public transportation was changed forever with the invention of this few engineers. Find out how their designs came to life during the mid to late 19th century. Read more about who invented the bicycle.

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Thomas McCall

During first few years after first pedal-powered bicycles were created in France, inventors from all around the world tacked the problem of their power transfer. First man who managed to achieve rear-wheel drive on a bicycle was a Scottish cartwright Thomas McCall.

Pierre Michaux

Works of this famous French inventor forever changed the way we live and travel today. Here you can find out how he came to the idea to attach pedals to the simple “riding horse” devices that were in use during the 1850s. During his career, he continued to improve his bicycle designs, which culminated in his son invention of motorized bicycle with steam engine.

James Starley

James Starley is without the doubt one of the most important businessmen and inventors in the entire history of bicycles. His exploits greatly popularized bicycles in England, which became home of transportation innovation of late 20th century Europe.