Safety bicycle
Safety bicycle Safety bicycle A bicycle with equal or nearly equal wheels, usually about 28 inches diameter, driven by pedals connected to the rear (driving) wheel by a multiplying gear. Since the 1930's this has been the most common type of bicycle, now simply called {bicycle}. The older high-wheelers are often referred to as {bone-rattlers}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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