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The Two-Wheeled Human Mover. By Greg Hardy. Gian Giacomo Caprotti Pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. Gian Giacomo’s bicycle design. Modern interpretation. The Draisienne 1817. Karl Baron von Drais (April 29, 1785 – December 10, 1851) German inventor Invented the “hobby horse”.

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gian giacomo caprotti pupil of leonardo da vinci
GianGiacomoCaprottiPupil of Leonardo da Vinci

GianGiacomo’s bicycle design

Modern interpretation

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The Draisienne

1817

Karl Baron von Drais

(April 29, 1785 – December 10, 1851)

German inventor

Invented the “hobby horse”

1865 velocipede
1865, Velocipede

Aka The Boneshaker

Made entirely of wood, but later with metal tires

Pedals on the front wheel

Only good on indoor tracks

eugene meyer high bike 1869
Eugene MeyerHigh Bike1869

First to be called

“Bike”

Ball Bearings

Solid rubber tires

Hollow-section steel frame

Reduced weight

Fastest yet

Dangerous

high wheel tricycle
High Wheel Tricycle

Manufactures finally figured out safety is better then speed

Big tire in back, little tire up front

Safer then High Bike, but still fast

Used more by “elegant gentlemen” and ladies

Only good for a quick stroll

Big Wheel Safety

future
Future

Di-Cycle Amphibious (water to land)

Josef Cadek Locust Bicycle, folds for trains, busses, etc.

$30 Cardboard box Bike

100% recyable

Waterproof

Light weight

Michael Killian’s sideways bike

“For when forward is just to boring”

more future
More Future

Hyper Bike by Body Rite

Backpack bike

references
References
  • http://jjz7.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/bicycle-in-contemporary-society/
  • http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usuari:Mcapdevila/Porto/Leonardo's_Bicycle
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Drais
  • http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Draisienne-Ancestor-of-the-Bicycle-Invented-1816-by-Baron-Karl-Von-Drais-Posters_i4048007_.htm
  • http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/controlandpower/research/motorcycles/history/thevelocipede
  • http://www.newswise.com/articles/smithsonian-snapshot-shire-velocipede-forerunner-to-the-bicycle
  • http://rmhwonline.com/Store.html
  • http://www.pedalinghistory.com/PHhistory.html
  • www.ioffer.com
  • http://qtpi1969.net/miscellaneous-blogging/high-wheel-bicycles-ordinary-bicycle-velocipede-penny-farthing/
  • http://www.crank.co.za/happy-friday-penny-farthing-happyness/952
  • http://www.handlebarclubforum.org/the-picture-association-game-t1186-90.html
  • http://www.situp-cycle.com/2010/09/22/some-wonderful-bicycle-history/
  • http://weburbanist.com/2009/03/03/futuristic-strange-concept-bicycles-designs/
  • http://www.jmaw.org/eugene-meyer-los-angeles-merchant-civic-investor/#!prettyPhoto
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Penny_Farthing_Coins.JPG
  • http://www.coolhunting.com/design/raleigh-road-ac.php
  • http://www.ehow.com/how_4793075_build-road-bicycle.html
  • http://www.sau53.org/dcs/classes/8grade/cemetery/brbank/bbank.html
  • http://thecameroncontemporary.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
  • http://2wheeltuesday.com/2009/06/finally-a-tool-to-help-calculate-chain-sprocket-performance-on-your-motorcycle/