Penny Farthing Build Strating Cycles

This is my nearly finished Penny Farthing (Has black etch primer on the back bone) just deciding the final colour. I decided to build a Penny after I met John Bennett (The man who helped me restore my BSA) – a man who builds his own Penny Farthings to race and the man who persuaded me to ……

Penny-farthing - Wikipedia

The penny-farthing used a larger wheel than the velocipede, thus giving higher speeds on all but the steepest hills.In addition, the large wheel gave a smoother ride, important before the invention of pneumatic tires. Although the high riding position seems daunting to some, mounting can be learned on a lower velocipede.…