Beautiful picture of Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor (26 November 1878 – 21 June 1932), an American cyclist who won
After the dangerous “Bone-shaker” tires were pumped and the “Safety bike” was a fact. Ideal for transportation and better known as the “Freedom machine”.
When some daredevils started pedaling, the “Bone-shaker” was invented. A stiff wrought-iron frame and some wooden wheels made this bike very uncomfortable to ride.
The pedal operated bicycles were invented, however keeping balance was a difficulty. Let’s add some wheels!
This design was just made to measure.
The Draisine or so called “running machine”. Being the first means of transport to make use of the two-wheeler principle. Made from cherry tree wood and softwood.