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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 a draisienne which added a steering bar connected to the front wheel Twenty years later a Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan added foot pedals to the Draisienne In the 1870s came a bike called a penny- Farthing It consisted of a huge front wheel 15 meters tall and a very small back wheel The advantage of this model was that it could travel a greater distance with a single turn of the pedals But because it the wheels were so tall the bicycle was unstable and many people wouldnt try it In 1885 J K Starley an English bicycle manufacturer producted the first commercially successful bicycle It was much lower than the penny-Farthing with two wheels of the equal size making the bicycle much more stable It was the first bicycle that incorporated the design and parts of todays bike Later the iron tires were replaced with solid rubber tires and patented name bicycle was given to it Years later with the coming of the industrial revolution the bicycle industry lost ground and almost disappeared The 1900s brought the invention of cars and the bike
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