Friday, April 25, 2008


FIG 119

Before they figured out about chains or invented the penny-farthing, there was the dandy-horse.
This can be a useful bit of trivia if, say, you break your boyfriend's bike chain. Then you can say "I didn't break your bike, I made you a dandy-horse"

Source: the totally fascinating
Bicycles & Tricycles By Archibald Sharp
next stop: the front driving safety.

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1 comment:

Emily said...

I love those forgotten stages in the evolution of the bicycle. I think it is a great unknown history.
Have you seen this video from Edison's film studio, of an early Safety Bicycle in action: