Mozaffari 3Apart from transportation, bicycles have many other uses. They are often used asrecreation objects, children’s toys, and adult fitness tools. While these uses are the mostcommon uses to American, bicycles are also used in the military, the police, for courier services,commuting, mail delivery, and paramedic transportation.Most bicycles, no matter what they are used for are comprised of the same materials.Frames are made from celluloid, aluminum alloys, carbon fiber, titanium, steel alloys, and insome circumstances, even bamboo. These materials are quite a large step up from the primarymaterials of heavy cast iron and wood. The seats of many bicycles are made of foam and acovering such as leather or polyester. Rubber is also used in tires, replacing original wood tiresand cushioning the ride.While these vehicles seem to be very simply made, they have had a large impact onhistory. Bicycles were the first object to be made using mass production, a concept soon copied by Ford and his Model T’s. Bicycle companies were also the first to use the annual modelchange, something often credited to General Motors. Inventors such as the Wright Brothers andcompanies such as Rover’s Company, Morris Motor Company, and Ailsa Craig all started in the bicycle business. While it seems that the bicycle’s largest impart was on future businesses andinventions, bikes also had a large impact on daily life.Bicycles led to many things. As bicycles became more popular, advertizing skyrocketed,something car companies would later copy. At the same time, narrow wheels aided in thelobbying for smoother, better roads. The jobs created by the bicycle are unbelievable. Bicyclemessengers and traveling seamstresses soon had a relatively cheap, maintenance free mode of transportation. New businesses also sprung up such as riding academies, racing rinks, and bicycle accessories stores.