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Draisienne (Hobby Horse)
Draisienne (Hobby Horse)
The steerable Draisienne was invented 1817. Germany's Baron von Drais invented the Draisienne, a steerable bicycle. It was almost completely made of wood, and having no pedals, riders propelled it by pushing their feet against the ground. At the time, the speed record for this bicycle was 15 km/h. It was used little by little until the 1830's. In 1842, it was equipped with solid rubber tires.