This book contains a vintage guide to cycling. Published at the time when cycling first became popular, this volume offers a fascinating insight into the sport's history and development, containing chapters on such subjects as tricycles, uncommon and unconventional bicycles, the first innovations in suspension, and more. With over two hundred illustrations, "The Steel Horse" is highly recommended for cycling enthusiasts and is not to be missed by collectors. Contents include: "Cycling in the United States", "League of American Wheelmen", "Macadam Roads", "History of the Bicycle", "Tricycles", "Sociables and Tandems", "Peculiar Cycles", "Anti-Vibration Devices", "American Designs", "English Designs", "Pneumatic and Cushion Tires", "Our Advertisers", "Cycle Directory", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the History of the Bicycle.