safety bicycle


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Noun1.Safety bicycle - bicycle that has two wheels of equal sizesafety bicycle - bicycle that has two wheels of equal size; pedals are connected to the rear wheel by a multiplying gear
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
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The invention of the safety bicycle allowed travel at virtually no cost once a bike had been obtained.
Following the invention of the safety bicycle by John Kemp Starley in 1885, production of bicycles soared worldwide and it seems that JA Phillips, who appears to have been the principal shareholder, was motivated to enter the burgeoning cycle industry by the rapid demise (after 1860) of the cotton and silk trades in Coventry, his home city, and upon which the family prosperity was originally built.
Following the invention of the safety bicycle by John Kemp Starley in 1885, production of bicycles soared worldwide and it seems that JA Phillips - who appears to have been the principal shareholder - was motivated to enter the burgeoning cycle industry by the rapid demise (after 1860) of the cotton and silk trades in Coventry, his home city, and upon which the family prosperity was originally built.
In 1889, Willie Hume proved the superiority of a safety bicycle fitted with pneumatic tyres developed by John Boyd Dunlop.
1885 - The Rover brand starts life as a bicycle - Starley & Sutton Co's Rover Safety Bicycle, which replaces the unstable penny farthing bicycles of its day.
The solution was the Safety bicycle, popularised by Starley's Rover featuring gears and equal-sized wheels.
The pneumatic (or air tire) on the safety bicycle resulted in a machine that anyone, even women and children, could comfortably ride, setting off a bicycling craze that swept America in the 1890s.
Though English engineer Harry John Lawson, as well as Meyer and fellow Frenchman Andre Guilmet, had fried to introduce such designs around 1879, it was not until John Kemp Starley put forth the 1885 model of his Rover safety bicycle that this design took off, especially when it was combined with the pneumatic fire several years later.
For women, different bicycle models offered different discursive and performative options, from the passive role of a female tandem rider to the freedom of riding a male safety bicycle in a trouser suit.
The safety bicycle was the result of several new enabling technologies.
After developing the template for the modern bicycle with its Rover Safety Bicycle of 1885, the company moved into the automotive industry and started building Rover cars from 1904 onwards.
Developed by Bud Fowler, one of the most noted black players and entrepreneurs, the Giants did a demonstration of safety bicycle riding, distributed promotional materials for the fence company, and then played a baseball game.