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Man’s Most Perfect Invention

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When it comes to advancement as a species, the last 150 years have been the most prolific years in human history. The car, flight, electricity, computer, internet and telephone are just some of the significant inventions that have changed the face of modern society. However, when JK Starley invented the “safety bicycle” in 1885 as a safer alternative to the dreaded “boneshaker” high wheel bike, little did he know the impact it would have over the next 127 years. The bicycle has undoubtedly become Man’s Most Perfect Invention.

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  1. kleurplatenJanuary 31, 2013 at 10:18 am

    lol 127 years and the actual structure still looks the same

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