Bicycles became an increasingly important means of transportation in Europe during the first half of the 20th century, but the demand for bicycles decreased significantly in the US from 1900 to 1910 due to the advent of cars.
By the 1920s, bicycles gradually turned into a children’s toy and in 1940, most bicycles in the US were made for children. However, in Europe, bicycles are still widely used.
During the first half of the 20th century, bicycles were continuously developed to suit the diverse needs of consumers. The system of multi-plate tires that can be exchanged back and forth while running was developed in France from 1900 to 1910 and gradually improved over time.
In 1930, the European Bicycle Racing Organization allowed riders to use this system. Previously, if a driver was to be changed during the race, the driver had to stop, remove the wheel to change the desired plate, and reinstall it. This is extremely time consuming. This system helps riders save a lot of time when they want to change the speed of the car.
Around the middle of the 20th century, many other devices on bicycles were continued to be built and perfected such as handbrake systems, lighter pedal cycles, dinamo-powered lights on wheels and tires.
The narrower design helps reduce friction allowing the bike to move more smoothly and smoothly. These bikes became very popular in Europe especially in the UK in the 1950s and were always improved during the remaining decades of the 20th century. Bicycles gradually became a popular hobby. of many people.
Bicycles in the beginning of the 21st century
Since the beginning of the 21st century, bicycles have begun to improve drastically with the development of technology. In design, the chassis is made of different materials to reduce weight but still ensure their durability and aerodynamic requirements.
The bike balance is calculated and simulated by computer software that allows the production of bicycles that are safe for drivers. New technologies applied such as making carbon fiber parts or electronic self-shifting system make the bike more modern.
Up to the present time, bicycles have always been improved in parallel with the advancement of science and technology to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of users.