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Who finded the bicycle

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Asked by srikrishna, 03 Jan '10 02:42 pm
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It is difficult to be sure who exactly invented the bicycle but the Individuals mentioned below were definitely at the forefront of its development.

Around 1818 to 1820 the very basic Hobby Horse or Running Machine was invented by a German Baron named Karl Von Drais. This invention was improved during the 1860s when two French brothers, Ernest & Pierre Michaux, fitted pedals to the front wheel. Their machine was known as a Velocipede or boneshaker. Kirkpatrick McMillan, a blacksmith from Dumfriesshire, also developed a pedal powered Hobby Horse which used cranks. He gave a public demonstration of his machine with a 70 mile ride to Glasgow in 1842.

Pioneering names associated with further bicycle development were George Singer, Dan Rudge, Thomas Humber, Harry John Lawson and James Starley (John Kemp Starley was the nephew of James Starley and co founder of Rover)
Answered by Janis, 03 Jan '10 03:32 pm

 
  
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Multiple innovators contributed to the history of the bicycle by developing precursor human-powered vehicles. The documented ancestors of today's modern bicycle were known as draisines, hobby horses, or push bikes (and modern bicycles are sometimes still called push bikes outside of North America). Being the first human means of transport to make use of the two-wheeler principle, the draisine (or Laufmaschine, "running machine"), invented by the German Baron Karl von Drais, is regarded as the forerunner of the modern bicycle. It was introduced by Drais to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817 and in Paris in 1818. Its rider sat astride a wooden frame supported by two in-line wheels and pushed the vehicle along with his/her feet while steering the front wheel.
In the early 1860s, Frenchmen Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement took bicycle design in a new direction by adding a mechanical crank drive with pedals on an enlarged front wheel (the velocipede). Another French inventor by the n ...more
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 03 Jan '10 02:45 pm

 
  
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