Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by betty swollocks, 12 Oct 2007.
I'd have to go for clipless pedals.
I've even got them on my shopping bike.
What definition of 'recent' are we using?
If it's in the last ten I'll go for...um...hm, maybe disk brakes?
Me too. I also have a set on my Raleigh Twenty
I think the wheel was a pretty good invention
Also, I suspect that many 'innovations' of even the last ten years have actually been done before, it's just that stuff comes and goes. I suppose certain materials have come to the fore - aluminium, carbon, Titanium.
Not that I make much use of them....
Oh, hang on. Best recent cycling innovation?
eeermm..... I'm not sure about my definition of 'recent', but I think BFTB's going back a little too far
With MTBs, I think it's a case of evolution - stuff like full suspension, disc brakes etc were all invented yonks ago, but the difference is that they actually work now. Proper mud tyres (like trailrakers) are fairly new thoug, and great.
Punk-ture less inner tubes that actually, really work.
Ooops! They haven't been invented yet...
Alright then: 'recent' means going from just before clipless (whenever that was) to the present.......obviously.
This therefore excludes wheels and derailleurs.
When/whose were the first clipless pedais?
[rear LED lights for convenience and fit-and-forget run time; front LED lights more recenty for having high wattage / long battery life / lightweight]
Bike Racks that fit over the spare wheel on the back of my Land Rover Discovery (Why cycle when I can drive !).
bernard hinault used them en route to the 1985 tour de france title.
Looks like we can include derailleurs. According to wiki clipless pedals were invented in 1895!
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