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The history of the bicycle | DW English

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The Evolution Of The Bicycle

The dandy horse is a human-powered vehicle that, being the first means of transport to make use of the 2-wheeler principle, is regarded as the forerunner of the bicycle. Powered by the rider's feet on the ground in lieu of the pedals of later bicycles, the dandy horse was invented by Karl Drais.
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