This gif is FANTASTIC! This WAS in the Smithsonian museum (maybe it still is?) because it was such a great replica - I just thought that was super neat. Here’s the link.
(Also, I’d never thought of just how risky it was, jumping onto the ordinary like that!)
meanwhile when the chain hasn’t been invented yet
I was reading about these in a bicycle book I got, and I was like, IT’S THE BUSTER KEATON ONE. Then they had bikes where the pedals were on the front wheel… And then they made bicycles with different sized wheels.
When he jumps onto the Ordinary, think about how crazy that is, since those things would make you faceplant and die. They were like 5 feet off the ground and people got killed on those things… Then they invented one where the small wheel was in the front so you couldn’t faceplant.