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200th Anniversary of the Draisine Bicycle - Set

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  • 12.06.2017
  • Ariana Noršić
  • Zrinski d.d. Čakovec
  • 35,50 x 29,82 mm
  • 2,90 BAM
About 200th Anniversary of the Draisine Bicycle

History records various examples of vehicles that are powered by human strength so the discovery of bicycle cannot be tied to the name of a particular inventor. The German baron Karl von Drais is mentioned as the first bicycle driver who in 1817 made a bicycle called draisine. Crisis and the lack of food at the beginning of the 19th century prompted him to find a replacement for the horse that would be used for transportation so he invented Laufmaschine („running machine“) which was later called draisine.

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