Bicycle History: “No Teeth, No Bicycle” and More Great Bicycle & False Teeth Stories

I have dug up a gold-tooth filled mine … of amazing and hilarious stories about bicycles and false-teeth. And now, I must share these stories with you and the the world. Let’s begin, back in November, when I posted this story, which I claimed was the funniest cycling/dentistry story ever. Nothing can top this tooth-pulling … Continue reading Bicycle History: “No Teeth, No Bicycle” and More Great Bicycle & False Teeth Stories

Bicycle History: More Great “Cycloventions,” Including the Bicycle Hearse, Baby Buggy & Fire Engine

More men of invention ... are today wrestling with the problems of gearing, sprockets, pedals, tires and “rigidity of frame,” than ever turned to washing machines, churns or automatic freight car couplers. The crank ... startles the cycling world daily with the weird combinations of the wheels within his own head. The Buffalo Enquirer, New York, … Continue reading Bicycle History: More Great “Cycloventions,” Including the Bicycle Hearse, Baby Buggy & Fire Engine

Bicycle History: The Great Bloomer Controversy & the Anti-Bloomer Brigade and Anti-Dude League

Bloomers, bloomers, bloomers … they were all the rage for the freedom-seeking wheelwomen pedaling the streets of a nation struggling to come to grips with change. And the growing suffrage movement. Bloomers were a hot-button topic in the 1890s, the stuff of controversy ... and cartoons. The Brooklyn Citizen newspaper “is in favor of modified bloomers … Continue reading Bicycle History: The Great Bloomer Controversy & the Anti-Bloomer Brigade and Anti-Dude League