With over 75 intricately detailed illustrations we've traced the evolutionary tree of the bicycle from 1780 to the present day. From the early high-wheel "boneshakers" of the Victorian Era to the first racing bikes to the more recent evolution of mountain bikes and BMX rides, each bike on the chart is categorized by utility and represents new innovations in a given bicylce genre over time. What results is a super-alloyed admixture of evolution, genealogy, famous models, and a catalogue of forms--a truly be-spoke rendering of two-wheeled transportation.
via Laughing Squid
See the evolution of bicycles from 1780 to today
Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Labs has a cool new poster illustrating the evolution of bicycles.