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#125910 - 03/23/04 07:40 AM velocipede
Trying to find "stumpjumper" to post about "tub thumper"
I found this picture of a velocipede:
On 1870 unpaved roads, that must have given your tailbones
#125911 - 04/08/04 06:44 AM Re: velocipede
Loc: Italy - Perugia is a town with...
Do you feel the root?
piede = feet
in other words, a way for moving fast
#125912 - 07/12/04 03:46 PM Re: velocipede
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
The early ones had no pedals so the pelvis and spine (to be polite about it) would take the entire force. And no brakes - it's a wonder anyone survived to keep inventing!
#213406 - 11/29/13 02:03 PM Re: velocipede [Re: Zed]
If everything worked perfectly, there would be no progress. Interesting, however, that today's bicycle refers to the structure of the machine and not to the power source. I wonder why...
Edited by Interfacecadet (11/29/13 02:04 PM)
#213415 - 12/02/13 03:01 PM Re: velocipede [Re: Interfacecadet]
Loc: Netherlands, the Hague
It could keep me happy for a while though. Your post is in a very old and long out of attention thread. Maybe that's why they overlooked you.Originally Posted By: InterfacecadetIf everything worked perfectly, there would be no progress.
As for bikes, the construction of the bike is of more importance than the construction of your feet. Wheels over heels.
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