Talk:Bicycle

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Step-through frames[edit]

"Because of its persistent image as a "women's" bicycle, step-through frames are not common for larger frames."

That´s complete and utter bullshit, written probably by someone from a country where cycling is regarded solely as sports activity. Bicycles for daily use are very often of this type, and produced and sold today in great numbers. Bicycles for older people, the majority of E-Bikes, rental bikes (the ones you order via mobile and can pick up and leave at any corner in the city), cycles for anyone who does not want a racer, for old-fashioned women, etc. etc. --129.13.72.198 (talk) 16:19, 28 December 2014 (UTC)

Find a source, otherwise your observations are no better than the current text, fix the article, and then you can stop complaining about it. -AndrewDressel (talk) 16:47, 28 December 2014 (UTC)
Per http://www.ad.nl/ad/nl/1012/Nederland/article/detail/4229137/2016/01/21/Herenfiets-verdwijnt-uit-het-straatbeeld.dhtml only ¼ of new bikes sold in the Netherlands are diamond-frame. With a slight majority of women cycling in NL, this suggests the use of a step-through frame as the default "unisex" model. 2001:8B0:FAC2:450C:5103:7220:E81E:1575 (talk) 11:44, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

Inline citation without reference in Environmental Impact - Ballantine, 1972[edit]

...oil consumption.(Ballantine, 1972) The bicycle...

I suspect that the reference intended was Richard's Bicycle Book[1]

Yes it was there in References in the first version. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 17:41, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ Ballantine, Richard (1972). Richard's Bicycle Book. unknown. ISBN 0345228138. 

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

Diagram of a bicycle[edit]

Why use an image of a (mountain)bike without mudguards/fenders ? Sclaes (talk) 16:13, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Why use an image with them? Many MTB riders don't bother with them. Do you have a better image in mind that we could use? Ivanvector 🍁 (talk) 17:30, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

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First pedals[edit]

I think Philipp Moritz Fischer could have been the first to construct a pedal driven bicycle: https://www.schweinfurtfuehrer.de/pers%C3%B6nlichkeiten/pers%C3%B6nlichkeiten-der-stadt-schweinfurt-ab-1802/philipp-moritz-fischer/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Malzkorn (talkcontribs) 20:30, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Macmillan built his in 1839, Fischer not before 1843. Fischer may have been the first to use crank pedals, rather than Macmillan's swinging levers, but they're still pedals. Andy Dingley (talk) 20:42, 27 January 2017 (UTC)