A Dubiously Accurate 233 Year History of Cycling


History of the Bicycle ChartWhile we’re not particularly certain about some of the claims in this bicycle family tree (e.g.  freeride bikes spawned downhill bikes, which gave birth to 29ers?), we’re certain you’ll appreciate the artwork. You can head to their website to buy your own copy and laugh at the implication that big wheels evolved into recumbents for only $22.

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19 thoughts on “A Dubiously Accurate 233 Year History of Cycling

  1. I like how the track bike sits in between the randonneur and touring bikes. And a modern looking TT bike some how comes before Boardman’s Lotus, which both come after fixie’s.

    This is junk.

  2. It’s sort of cool looking until you really look at it. For instance how does a randonneur differ from a touring or trekking bike? How did cyclocross spawn BMX? The cycling family tree is far more incestuous.

  3. Cyclocross to 20″ Dirt, Street, Park to Racing to Freestyle and Flatland????? Not a one of these is right….the whole chart is a nice piece of wallpaper art but that’s it.

  4. Bikerumor, you really find this worthy of reporting on?
    I’ll make up my own timeline about bike stuff and put some clip art with it, like “Hydro disc brakes for bicycles popularized 1938, Canit’s discovered 1942” Then I’ll see it covered here, which makes it true.

  5. Maybe the image they show on their website is purposely all mixed up and nonsensical. You have to pay $22 to get the poster with the real thing.

  6. I’m just sayin, why would you pay for a poster that obviously no one did any research for? I’d be stoked to buy this poster if it was in order.

  7. if you know better then it’s simply ridiculous/unique/whatever because it’s wrong. do you plan on using it as teaching tool? it’s shop wall and man-cave art so it goes with beers while viewing. simple.

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