Which of these was a derogatory name for a forerunner to the bicycle?

Quiz Question: Which of these was a derogatory name for a forerunner to the bicycle?

The given options are as follows:

  • Dandy horse
  • Coxcomb camel
  • Popinjay pony

The correct answer is: Dandy horse

Fact: A dandy horse was powered by the rider’s feet running on the ground instead of pushing the pedals of later bicycles. It was also known as a Laufmaschine (in German), a vélocipède or draisienne (in French), and a pedestrian curricle or hobby-horse. Two centuries after the pedal-less bike was invented, it looks like young kids have given the dandy horse a new lease on life.

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