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How proto-steampunk.

Hey! My three year old rides one of those! :)

Hey! My three year old rides one of those! :)

My neighbor rides one of those, too!

Will the museum have a special feature on bicycles for National Bike Month? I haven't been there in a few months. The last time I was there, I don't remember seeing too many bike exhibits, maybe one or two old prototypes in a display case.

It would be a nice to see an exhibit of how bike designs have changed and improved over the decades.

After seeing this I will never complain about my saddle again.

"the high cost of the vehicle, combined with its lack of practical value, limited its appeal and made it little more than an expensive toy."

In other words, a tri bike.

Drais was from the city of Mannheim (not Baden), located in the Bundesland of Baden-Württenburg. This is the same city where the first automobile was invented by Karl Benz in 1885.

If you want to talk about saddle problems, read about this guy:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-sues-bmw-alleging-motorcycle-seat-gave-him-010902532.html

After seeing this I will never complain about my saddle again.

Not sure what you mean? Isn't that just a standard Brooks B17 that was accidentally ridden in the rain once?

I can't wait for this to become the latest hipster chic.

@Beaker: In this article, Baden does not refer to a city but rather to the Grand Duchy of Baden in which Drais lived. Indeed, Drais was from Karlsruhe, then the capital of Baden. Karlsruhe is now the third-largest city in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

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