WHM: The Russians claim to have invented the bicycle

WHM: The Russians claim to have invented the bicycle
WHM: The Russians claim to have invented the bicycle

WHM: The Russians claim to have invented the bicycle

According to most sources, the first bicycle was built in France around 1860. But was it really the first? Historian John Schmidt tells us why the Russians say they invented the bike. (photo: The Russians disagree, but this was supposedly the First Bicycle ("Draisienne") made by Karl-Friedrich von Sauerbrunn (1817) Photo taken at Technisches Museum in Berlin by Piotr Tysarczyk)