11 Facts About Bicycle


Bicycle, called a pedal cycle, bike or cycle, is a human-powered or motor-powered assisted, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle, having two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

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Bicycle's invention has had an enormous effect on society, both in terms of culture and of advancing modern industrial methods.

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Bicycle is used for recreational purposes, such as bicycle touring, mountain biking, physical fitness, and play.

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Bicycle competition includes racing, BMX racing, track racing, criterium, roller racing, sportives and time trials.

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Bicycle has undergone continual adaptation and improvement since its inception.

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Bicycle stays upright while moving forward by being steered so as to keep its center of mass over the wheels.

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Bicycle is extraordinarily efficient in both biological and mechanical terms.

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Bicycle suspension refers to the system or systems used to suspend the rider and all or part of the bicycle.

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Bicycle has had a considerable effect on human society, in both the cultural and industrial realms.

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Bicycle was recognized by 19th-century feminists and suffragists as a "freedom machine" for women.

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Bicycle manufacturing proved to be a training ground for other industries and led to the development of advanced metalworking techniques, both for the frames themselves and for special components such as ball bearings, washers, and sprockets.

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