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However, this sketch was later determined to be a forgery, though many historical accounts written before this forgery was discovered still credit Da Vinci as the inventor of the bicycle.There were a few "pre-bicycles" invented before the appearance of what one would recognize as a bicycle.

In 1860, Frenchman Ernest Michaux and his brother Pierre added a crank and pedals to the front wheel of their "Velocipede" (below) and we have what starts to look like a bicycle that we all would recognize.Secondly, there are competing claims from many inventors in different countries vying to be called the original inventor of the folding bike.Most of these claims can't be documented in a convincing manner but that's not to say that they aren't necessarily true.Production of the bike began in April of 1895 and it was an immediate success with orders quickly exceeding production capacity.In October of 1895 a retail store was opened in Paris to sell the bike to the public.

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