History of Bikes

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A bicycle is a vehicle consisting of two wheels attached to a frame and steered by a fix tandem, and propelled by the shaire force of the user who put pressure on pedals that make the wheel spin. The invention of the bicycle date far back to the 17th century, and since then has been constantly modified during the past decades to reach the bicycle who know today. The first bicycle , a wooden scooter-like vehicle, named a "celerifere," was invented by Comte Mede de Sivrac of France. It consisted of two big wheels connected to a wooden beam. At that time, there were no handlebar, no pedals, instead the rider sat on a cushion and pushed his feet against the ground. In 1817, Baron Karl von Drais of Germany invented a improved model called…show more content…
Today there are several format of bicycle racing: There is stage racing, such as the Tour-de-France, which may last many weeks; one-day events, such as the world championship road race and the Olympic road race, only last a day; and time trials, road racing that are timed by clock. The second type is more of a recreation bike, a touring bike. They weight between 9 and 14 kilograms and have attachements for extra-racks and water bottles. These bikes are more stable because they have longer wheel base and could support a heavier load. Hybrids Hybrids are a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike . The are made for road and offroad biking, but have few limitation in both cases. Their tires are wider than road bikes but thinner than mountain bikes tires. Speciality bicycles These types of bike have special features. The tandem carries two riders, on in front of the other. Each rider uses a separate set of pedals, but there is only one chain between them. Such bikes are existed for quite a while and are still popular in some places such as

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