Two Revolutionizing Inventions

The rise of the bicycle during the late 1800's created a revolution for tinkerers and those looking to capitalize on the latest fashion. Technology of the era catered heavily to this growing market, and patents surged for any and all ideas thought to make riding a bicycle more fun, more efficient, more faster and on all accounts just more better. 

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Van Corker Goes For A Scorch

The bicycle, vastly unchanged in over a century, remains as captivating and magnetic as when the tires first hit the road. For my first post in “Wheel Chronicles”, we will look back to January 1893 and Volume 10 of The Wheel and Cycling Trade Review. In it, the article Van Corker Goes For A Scorch -- a 125-year-old account of a spirited Spring ride outside New York City.

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