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How have bicycles changed our world now and then? (Part 3)

The endless demand for bicycles spawned other industries including bearings, spokes for spokes, steel pipes, precision fabrication tools – these industries that would shape the manufacturing world.

As we know it, even a bicycle has become something as simple as a toy. This effect spread to the entire advertising industry.

Artists are hired to create beautiful posters that provide a potentially lucrative market for newly developed lithography processes that enable printing with rich, vivid colors. Marketing strategies, such as formulating the planned obsolete models and launching new models each year, began with the commercialization of bicycles in the 1890s.

The 1890s bicycle craze created a great demand for cycling magazines, tour guides, maps, and guidebooks, with up to ten percent of all print advertising related to cycling.

Touching every aspect of life

With a bicycle, everything seemed possible and ordinary people in society began extraordinary trips. In the summer of 1890, a young lieutenant in the Russian army pedaled from St Petersburg to London at an average speed of 70 miles a day.

In September 1894, Annie Londonderry, then 24, set out from Chicago, dressed in a new outfit and holding a pearly pistol to become the first woman to cycle around the world.

Bicycles in the past

Less than a year later, she returned to Chicago and received the award of $ 10,000. In Australia, nomadic shippers have driven hundreds of miles through the arid outback areas in search of work.

In the West American, in the summer of 1897, the US Army’s 25th Regiment – an African-American unit known as the Buffalo Soldiers – made a 1,900-mile voyage from Fort Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri to demonstrate the military’s usefulness of bicycles.

Packed with gear, guns and driving on rough, muddy roads, Buffalo soldiers drove an average of nearly 50 miles a day – twice as fast as a cavalry unit, at a cost of just one. third party.

The birth of the bicycle has touched almost every aspect of the life of art, music, literature, fashion, even human genetic resources. British parish records show that marriages between different villages increased dramatically during the bicycle craze of the 1890s.

Young people newly liberated by bicycles roamed the countryside. As you like, chatting on the road together, and meeting in remote villages.