The evolution of bicycle, 1817-1890

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.” – said Iris Murdoch.

This is how bicycles evaluated from 1817 until 1890.

1. The Draisine, 1817

1. The Draisine, 1817

2. Human Powered Cycles, 1820

2. Human Powered Cycles, 1820

3. The Velocipede, 1858

3. The Velocipede, 1858

4. The Michaux, 1860

4. The Michaux, 1860

5. The High Wheel bicycle, 1870

5. The High Wheel bicycle, 1870

6. The Safety Bicycle, 1885

6. The Safety Bicycle, 1885

7. The Roadster, 1890

7. The Roadster, 1890