Talk:Velocipede

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Just for the record, the 1992 computer game The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel, which is set in 1888 and depicts the Victorian age quite impressively, notes that a bicycle manufactured at James Starley's works with Dunlop pneumatic tyres threatens to make other types of velocipedes obsolete. Not that this fills the criteria of a reliable source. --Kizor 21:10, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

I have a question (but don't know if this is the right place to ask it): Is a walker considered a velocipede? -Markell West — Preceding unsigned comment added by Markell West (talkcontribs) 00:50, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

yes--boneshaker merge[edit]

Yes -- merge Boneshaker here

Done D O N D E groovily Talk to me 04:49, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Velocipede[edit]

The image entitled "Thomas McCall in 1869 on his velocipede" shows a bicycle with forward pedasl driving cranks on the rear wheel via long slender rods. It may be a "velocipede", but I'm not sure it's a bone shaker. Arrivisto (talk)`

Possible plagiarism on Athelstan Museum site?[edit]

The text for the Boneshaker section of this article is almost identical to that of the Athelstan Museum's page on Boneshakers.

That makes me think that the section has been plagiarised from their page, although it's possible that it's the other way around! Either way, might be worth looking into to avoid copyright problems.

E.g.

"There are very few original boneshakers still in existence today, most having been melted for scrap metal during the first World War, and those which do surface from time to time command high prices." - Athelstan Museum

"Few original boneshakers exist today, most having been melted for scrap metal during World War I. Those that do surface from time to time command high prices, typically up to about $5,000 US." - Wikipedia

--Sanglorian (talk) 13:43, 23 April 2018 (UTC)