Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Photo - Two Penny Bicycle

The Two Penny Bicycle
(Photo courtesy of Hum of the City)
In an earlier blog about bicycle history, I described how the dangerous penny farthing was replaced with the more modern looking safety bicycle. I guess no one thought of welding two penny farthings together like this guy did. He is using a chain and moved the seat aft, instead of directly over the front wheel. Everything looks fine here, but I can't imagine pedaling this thing uphill. It must weigh a ton. Here's a video with the designer talking about its construction.

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