Badass Soldier with His Gladiator Folding Bicycle (1896)

In 1890s, France was using folding bicycles for their military. They formed a cyclist detachment trained for scouting, skirmishing and carrying dispatches.

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

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