Talk:Bicycle

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Types of bicycle[edit]

This article lacks any proper description of types of bicycle, such as track bicycle, road bicycle, hybrid, racing bicycle, etc, together with a scientific analysis of efficiency and function.— Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.236.212.245 (talkcontribs) 16:42, 27 July 2015‎

History of the Bicycle[edit]

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58444/58444-h/58444-h.htm a good book on the history of the bicycle, many copyright free images 194.207.86.26 (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:59, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 May 2019[edit]

I would like to submit that a bicycle can not be defined as motor-powered without specifying that the bicycle has been mated with a motor. Motorcycle, motorized bicycle, or e-bike are examples of appropriate names for a motor-powered bicycle; I am hoping you remove "motor-powered form this definition. I would also like to point out that calling a bicycle a bike is a common abbreviation, however the term bike relates to motorcycles as well a can be construed either way when used; for that reason I would recommend removing that term as an absolute and either removing the idea, or changing the wording to show that it is an abbreviation.

Thank you KRL1995 (talk) 18:05, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

According to Wikipedia, motorized bicycles and motorcycles are different. AdA&D 23:29, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
 Not done: [[motorized bicycle]s exist. With regard to "bike", the article very clearly states the bike is used as another word for bicycle. NiciVampireHeart 15:56, 27 May 2019 (UTC)

sorry Dunlop, it wasn't you[edit]

this article is wrongerz, American inventor Thomas B. Jeffery invented the first practical pneumatic tire by inventing the "bead" for a clincher rim in 1882 when Dunlop was making beadless tires that fell off. I've no doubt that every time this actual historical fact gets added, Dunlop marketing scrubs it back out again. (In addition to Rambler bicycles, he also started Rambler (automobile)) 66.65.103.242 (talk) 17:50, 21 July 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 4 September 2019[edit]

Add picture

Railbike draisine

to "Uses" part as example for bicycles as transport on rails. Mark König (talk) 11:45, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

 Not done: By virtue of the fact that it has three wheels, it is not a bicycle. NiciVampireHeart 22:49, 12 September 2019 (UTC)