Picture Of Thomas McCall On Bicycle 1869

Picture Of Thomas McCall On Bicycle 1869

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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.

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