A Look at Velocipedes – Types and Design History

A bicycle, sometimes called a wheeled bike, is a wheeled vehicle, usually powered by pedals, having at least two wheels connected to a rigid frame, with one wheel in front of the other. A bicycle rider is often called a bicycle racer, or bicycle racer. Bicyclists are frequently seen riding on paved paths, freeways, and other places that have high traffic, as well as on unpaved surfaces.


A bicycle has one wheel in front of the other, either with two wheels or with four wheels. In a single wheel bicycle, the front wheel acts as a brake, preventing the bicycle from going faster; it also acts as a source of power when pedaling. The bicycle’s other two wheels are used for moving the pedals, as well as to absorb the shock of pedaling. This design is different from a double wheel bicycle, in which the front wheel is the brake and the back wheel is the source of power. In a triathlon, the athlete will use both wheels for propulsion.

When people envision a bicycle, they usually imagine a traditional bicycle with a rigid frame and a pedals attached at the front and back. The distinguishing characteristic of a bicycle is the pedals, which are usually separated into a pair by a gearbox. Typically, the gearbox provides the power for the pedals. People can distinguish between a bicycle with a geared design and one that is not by looking at the gearbox. The former bicycle has a chain that runs from the pedal to the pedal arm, whereas the latter does not.

The word “velocipede” refers to both a two-wheeled bike and a three-wheeled bike. A velocipede is often compared to a bicycle with two wheels. These bicycles have front and rear wheels, but do not have a center wheel. People can differentiate between a two-wheeled velocipede and a three-wheeled velocipede by looking at the crank. A two-wheeled bicycle has its crank directly below the seat, while a three-wheeled bicycle has its crank beneath the seat. In most cases, a velocipede bicycle has pedals with larger contact areas than those found on a two-wheeled bicycle.

The word “drape” refers to a two-wheeled bicycle with a single-sided frame that curves around the middle of the seat. In many cases, these bicycles have small drop down covers that cover the entire seat and back to give them a more streamlined shape. These bikes have the smallest turn radius of all velocipedes.

Many modern day bicycle designers have taken the windsurfing concept of the velocipede and adapted it for use with a two-wheeled design. In the 1970’s, these bicycles first made their appearance on the beaches of France. The French people were avid collectors of windsurfing equipment, and they incorporated this collection into their bicycle designs. Today, these bicycles are still popular among collectors of windsurfing equipment.