Sobriquet used by Kevin Riemer
James Starley (21 April 1830 – 17 June 1871) was an English inventor and father of the bicycle industry He was one of the most innovative and successful builders of bicycles and tricycles. His inventions include the differential gear and the perfection of the bicycle chain drive.
It was a 50 inch High Wheel Conventry that A.T. Lane of Montreal first rode on Dominion Day July 1 1874 in Montreal. Articles published in the 18th century credit A.T. as the first High Wheel Bicycle rider in North America.