More Hilarious Bicycle Jokes From 1896

“I believe,” said the manly youth, “that your bicycle tires need more air.” “Oh dear,” cried the sweet, young thing, “and just to think, I left it outdoors all night last night.” (New York Press) *** He: “What is the name of your wheel?” She: “Do you mean the name the maker gives it or … Continue reading More Hilarious Bicycle Jokes From 1896

The Historic Quest to Invent a Flat-Proof Bicycle Tire

The need to develop a flat-proof bicycle tire began a few minutes (or maybe it was a few miles) after J.B. Dunlop, an Irish veterinary surgeon, invented the pneumatic (air-filled) tire all the way back in 1888. Let’s take a look at some of the early, unsuccessful, and sometimes humorous attempts to do away with … Continue reading The Historic Quest to Invent a Flat-Proof Bicycle Tire