These Rare Historical Photos Of A Soldier And His Folding Bicycle In 1896 Look Really Badass

In 1890s, French soldiers used bicycles for scouting, skirmish and carrying dispatches. The French military formed cyclist detachment with trained soldiers on bikes.

Here are some photos of an infantry soldier and his folding bicycle called Gladiator. Enjoy!

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