Wheeling: Bicycles in the Age of Invention (Paperback)
In the later part of the 1800's, Victorians were enthralled with a myriad of new technologies promising hope for a better world. Along with the steam engine and indoor plumbing came another groundbreaking invention - the bicycle. Known at the time as a velocipede, it was only later that designs became standardized for two wheels and transformed the name of this marvelous machine.
Quickly adopted by women as a sign of their growing independence, wheeling clubs popped up all over as the public enjoyed the health benefits of this new outdoor activity. Races were organized and offered cash prizes, soon becoming a professional sport.
This adult coloring book explores the rich variation carriage builders, blacksmiths, engineers, and tinkerers designed and produced in small workshops and individually while working out the most comfortable and efficient way to get around on two wheels.