It is a means of transport used worldwide and in some other safe time we tested. But what you may not know has who invented the bicycle. Its origins date back to the beginning of time, although there are many discussions about the specific person who conducted the invention of the bicycle. The explanation is a bit more complicated and is attributed to a series of initiatives of various inventors who helped make this type of vehicle became a massive hit.
There are records and evidence that ancient civilizations were using formats that resemble vehicle, at least in concept, to the bicycle.The Chinese and Egyptians had such inventions that were based on combining a bar with two wheels, offering a type of support that could be useful in some cases. Later have written many stories about how the bicycle origins date back to many years ago, although it has come to discover that much of this information was only inventions which had the objective of misinforming. In times when there was no Internet, it was much easier to invent a believable story. It’s what makes a French journalist, attributing the invention of the bicycle to a fellow in order to bring you more merit to his nation.
The first steps of bicycles
We were still far from seeing a bicycle as today, but in 1817, thanks to the work of Karl Christian Ludwig Drais von Sauerbraten, a historic German baron, took place the creation of the first model. Laufmaschine called it, which translated into our language becomes something like “walking machine”. It was an invention that since we had a look reminiscent of the current bikes. It used two wheels, like base structure and even had a seat. He also had a stand at which stop arms. To master, it had to strain and movement with the legs, but was less than we did walk. The rate was not excessive but placed in parallel to a carriage. He received subsequently the name velocipede, but also known as “draisine” which keeps track of who was its inventor. Baron died in 1851 at age 66.
Years later, in 1830, Kirkpatrick Macmillan and incorporated he perfected the velocipede pedal so that the way to move in it revolutionized. It took several decades for the French Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement gave him an important change to the bike. Although there were many disputes over patent rights and design, both had a major impact on the evolution of this vehicle.
His work was consolidated in the idea of refining the design to incorporate machined components even more so. Transmission, refined and crank pedals added. The mechanism allowed the bike ride more advanced form and with very good results. The story did not end in the same way for the two inventors since the decisions taken by Lallement and complicated situation of a sector led him to end up forgotten and without the impact in the short term, he deserved for their inventions.
Although a rarity, in 1870 it was carried out making a bike that stood out for using a high wheel. Surely you have seen in some cases, being its creator James Stanley, France. The model does not quite jell and definitively not soon back to the classical model that has been the enduring finished throughout the ages.
We reached the most recognizable bicycle
In 1885, with the help of JK Starley, who had picked up the baton from his grandfather James Stanley, the introduction took place in the market model most recognizable bicycle among classics. The design was too similar to what remains today, incorporating components which were key in the development of this type of vehicle. the triangular shaped diamond that was implemented and know the basis on bicycles created in the future would settle were written.
At the end of the century, there were other similar inventions perfected the formula, but the next generational leap did not occur until 1960. That was when the United States turned to the bicycle, in response to the plight of the country by war and looking a method of transportation to be more efficient and save energy. He presented the model of the bike trail, fully established and sales increased significantly. In the decade of the 70s, he continued to refine the design, making it the lightest bike and still selling more units.
And it was in the 70s when they introduced mountain biking, a model that has come to have a remarkable significance worldwide, although the first was never mass produced until the early 80. Over time, we have I been seeing how bicycles have increased their performance, being more ecological and even saving effort people at certain times, as with the electrical.
But if we want to know what are the names that have more are represented for the history of the bicycle, we will summarize and re-quote the group formed by Karl Christian Ludwig Drais von Sauerbraten (1818), Kirkpatrick Macmillan (1839), Pierre Michaux and Pierre Lallement (1860), James Stanley (1870) and Stanley JK (1885). From here the witness was picked up by major manufacturers who are currently dealing with this type of vehicle continues to fascinate all kinds of people.
A good demonstration of the success of the bikes is in the presence of bike transfer services in large cities, as in Madrid. In other countries, like China, it is a key element in the daily lives of people.
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