Some mechanical contraptions are so perfect that despite the passing of decades or centuries, they remain essentially unchanged today. The penknife, for example. The umbrella. And, of course, the bicycle.
The bits that make up the modern bike - two wheels, handlebars, saddle and pedals - remain essentially the same as when John Dunlop put pneumatic tyres on the wheels of a 'safety bicycle' in the 1880s. The machine created more than 100 years ago...
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