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50 Years of Bicycle Design

OF BICYCLE Bicycles have been around for much longer than fifty years- since 1817, actually- but only recently have they changed so drastically in their design and availability, taking cyclists to new extremes, or to the shops, depending on which bike. From the retro-electric design of the 60s to the hyper-efficient race bike of today, here are the best bike designs across the years.*. *Stabilisers not included THE SPACELANDER EO 22KG 1960 Electric Lights Built-in Radio Best on Asphalt Current Cost (Minimum, Average & Maximum) £4500 £10.000 £15,000 Original Price & Equivalent Price Today £54 £291 RALEIGH CHOPPER 19KG 1969-1982 Unstable at Best on Popular in the US and UK High Speeds Asphalt Current Cost (Minimum, Average & Maximum) £150 £350 £850 Original Price & Equivalent Price Today £39 £247 BMX 10KG 1972-2013 Best on Ramps Lightweight First Trick: The Manual Easily Frame Aids Stunts Customisable Current Cost (Minimum, Average & Maximum) £100 £200 £1,250 Top 3 Nations by BMX World Championship Medals (1996 - 2013) Australia 22 France 66 USA 69 THE FIXIE 12KG 2000-2013 Single Speed Accessorise Hipster Best on Asphalt No Breaks with a basket Transporter THE HIP STAR CAFE Current Cost (Minimum. Average & Maximum) £125 £225 £700 ROAD BIKE 8KG 1908-2013 Designed for Speed Popularised by Best on Asphalt Tour De France Shimano Gear Shift System Current Cost (Minimum. Average & Maximum) £150 £500 £5,000 Road Bike Speed Record (Unpaced) - Sebastiaan Bowier 83 mph (133 kph) THE 'DOWNHILL 20KG 1977-2013 Full Suspension Very Expensive at Best Downhill Professional Level Current Cost (Minimum, Average & Maximum) £800 £2,000 £6.000 Downhill Speed Record (Snow) - Eric Barone 137 mph (222 kph) MOUNTAIN BIKE 14KG 1970-2013 Available as Muni Rough Tires for Very Popular in Extra grip Best on and Tandem the Nineties Rough Terrain Current Cost (Minimum, Average & Maximum) £250 £900 £6,500 We hope you enjoyed our 50 Years of Bicycle Design. These are the designs we'll never forget and the bikes we'll always have nearby. headwater 50 YEARS DESIGN ::::::

50 Years of Bicycle Design

shared by Yeomanguard on Jan 23
A freelance project undertaken for a UK-based company called Headwater, who are a provider of European cycling holidays of varying difficulties. I was asked to produce an infographic highlighting clas...




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