Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Draisienne (Hobby Horse), The First Bicycle In The World | In 1817 The steerable bicycle called Draisienne (Hobby Horse) was invented.
Germany's Baron von Drais invented the Draisienne, a steerable bicycle.

It was almost completely made of wood, and having no pedals, riders propelled it by pushing their feet against the ground. At the time, the speed record for this bicycle was 15 km/h. It was used little by little until the 1830's. In 1842, it was equipped with solid rubber tires. (Nino Guevara Ruwano)

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