Made by Visual Ar2rk, a studio based in Denmark, Evolution of the Bicycle is a short look at the distinct variations the 2-wheeler has gone through in its 200-year history. It highlights how the design and style of the bike changed via the innovations and whims of various inventors.Velocifere by Comte Mede de Sivrac
The sequence begins in 1790 with the Velocifere by Frenchman Comte Mede de Sivrac. His invention featured 2 wheels, a piece of wood and a horse saddle, and is said to be the 1st instance of a bicycle, but had no steering.Dandy Horse by Denis Johnson
Sivrac’;s creation was improved upon by English inventor Denis Johnson, whose Dandy Horse, unveiled in 1818, attached a steering bar, increased the size of the wheels and created the bike lighter than Sivrac’;s.Very first pedal powered rear-wheel driven bicycle by Kirkpatrick MacMillan
Then in 1869, Frenchman Eugene Meyer designed the Penny-Farthing, whose name was a reference to the oversized front wheel and disproportionately tiny rear one. He is also credited as the inventor of the wire-spoke tension wheel which is nevertheless used nowadays.American Star bicycle by G.W. Pressey
Designers continued to play with the concept of different sized wheels, which includes G.W. Pressey’;s American Star bicycle. This version swapped the large front and tiny wheel round, creating it simpler to steer.Rover Security Bicycle by J.K. Starley
It wasn’;t till 1885 that the public very first saw what would grow to be the regular shape for a bike. J.K. Starley’;s Rover Safety Bicycle featured 2 identically sized wheels, a saddle perched among them, and peddles attached to a crank, which drove a chain to turn the back wheel.Present day bicycle by C.D. Rice
The style was refined by C.D. Rice just before the improvement of the racing manage bars and easy saddle attachment we know nowadays, which function in the final evolution of the animated bike just before it cycles away.