1779. Four-wheeled velocipede
invented by Blanchard and Magurier
1839. Kirkpatrick Macmillan
(1810-1878), a blacksmith
, Scotland, puts pedal
s on a tricycle
. I have a less reliable source that says 1834.
1845. Robert Thomson
invents but does not develop the pneumatic
1861. Ernest Michaux
invents direct drive
1869. Bicycles manufactured by Coventry Sewing Machine
1870. First cycle club
, the Pickwick
Bicycle Club, formed in London.
1878. Bicycles manufactured by A.A. Pope
1885. J.K. Starley
manufactures the 'Rover
' design with nearly equal wheels, and uses the initials J.K. so that boys would want to ride them too, okay I made that last bit up.
1888. John Dunlop
(1840-1921) develops pneumatic tyre
This is a real case of Node what you don't know. I know what wheels are, and I reckon I could correctly tell handlebars from pedals eight times out of ten, in a good light, if I wasn't tired, and that's about it.