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Challenge.011 [Vintage Bicycles]

Deadline: Friday, May 18th, 2007; 5pm CST.
You may enter up to 2 [two] icons.
You may use other images of vintage bicycles if you'd like to.
All effects are allowed [except animations].
All icons must meet LJ requirements.
Do not share your icons until voting has closed.
Enter by commenting to this post only, with image & url.
If you use an image you find on your own, please provide a link to the full size image.
Current entries: 20

Bicycles
I still need to make preview! :o


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A bicycle, or bike, is a pedal-driven, human-powered vehicle with two wheels attached to a frame, one behind the other.

First introduced in 19th-century Europe, bicycles now number over one billion worldwide, providing the principal means of transportation in many regions, notably China and the Netherlands. They are also a popular form of recreation, and have been adapted for use in many other fields of human activity, including children's toys, adult fitness, military and police applications, courier services, and cycle sports.

Several innovators contributed to the history of the bicycle by developing predecessor human-powered vehicles, including the velocipede. The documented ancestors of today's modern bicycle were known as pushbikes, Draisines or hobby horses. Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan refined this in 1839 by adding a mechanical crank drive to the rear wheel, thus creating the first true "bicycle" in the modern sense. In the 1850s and 1860s, Frenchmen Ernest Michaux and Pierre Lallement took bicycle design in a different direction, placing the pedals on an enlarged front wheel.
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P.S. There's still time to enter Challenge.010 [The Eiffel Tower]. Voting will be up late....I'll be out most of the day, sorry!

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