Talk:Bicycle

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Semi-protected edit request on 17 June 2014[edit]

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century by a European named Baron von Drais. As of 2014, the number of bicycles have gradually grown 1.5% from its suggested one billion, in 2003. This is twice as many automobiles in the world. Bicycles are the principal means of transportation in many regions. Bicycles provide a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for the use children, general fitness, military, police, courier services, and racing events. Bicycles carry humans threw Cities, States and Countries by their own power. Irmcc2380 (talk) 13:17, 17 June 2014 (UTC)

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Group of bicycles of various types and sizes image[edit]

The second image in the lead is good in principle, in that it attempts to show a variety of different bicycles. But in spite of the caption, "Group of bicycles of various types and sizes", I see maybe two types of bicycles, at most, and only one basic size. There's no children's bikes, no 20" BMX race or stunt bikes, no mountain bikes, no road bikes, no race bikes or track bikes, no Dutch bikes or cargo bikes, no fixies, no 29ers, no recumbents, and no trikes. All of them are steel framed (no aluminum, no crabon), city cruisers. The only variation is some are men's and some are women's. So a much better image of this kind ought to be possible, one that really does have at least 5 if not 10 distinct types and sizes of bicycles. --Dennis Bratland (talk) 22:30, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

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)

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Wikipedia Review (Bicycle Friss).pdf

Hi all. As anticipated, some weeks ago Dr.Evan Friss (James Madison University) agreed to review this article within the scope of the project linked above. You can find his notes in the PDF I just uploaded to Commons. We'd like to thank Dr. Friss for his work and for his helpful notes. We invite everybody to feel free to reuse the review to improve the article and/or to comment it here. Best, --Elitre (WPS) (talk) 17:26, 14 April 2015 (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