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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 3

The Fast and the Furious To increase the speed of the what was commonly known at the time as the velocipede a fairly simple shift in the design was employed. The front wheel was made significantly larger. This was the vehicle to use the name “bicycle” and has retroactively been[…]

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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 2

Several designs began to spring out of Pierre Lallement’s new creation, naturally some failed and some succeeded. A number of these designs reworked the pedal system of the vehicle, instead using connecting rods to attach the pedals to the rear wheel, the best known example being that of Thomas McCall’s[…]

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The Origins of the Bicycle – Part 1

When you look at bicycles today with their added suspension, carbon fibre frames, inner tyre gel or even something as simple as mudguard it’s easy to forget how far they’ve come since they’re earliest interpretations. In fact, take a look at something like the Penny Farthing, I’m not even sure[…]

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The Worlds Strangest Bikes

Often when picking a new bike, you’ll narrow your choice down to probably three different types, a road bike, a mountain bike or a hybrid. There are however some people in this world that aren’t happy with settling for something so simple, after all how else would the unicycle get[…]

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The World of Unicycling

When we hear the word cycling often the first thing that comes to mind is the bicycle. Frame, handlebar, seat, two wheels, they’re pretty straight forward and odds are you’ll see someone cycling about the streets almost, if not every day of the week. Bicycles are the most common vehicle[…]

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