And Now, for Something Completely Different

The Penny Farthing Championships! Gives the term “fixed gear” a new (or old?) meaning.

[via Momentum]

8 Responses to “And Now, for Something Completely Different”

  • Gene says:

    Wow! That is different. Can you imagine a wreck?

  • Alan says:

    Yeah, it scared the heck out of me just watching!

  • andy parmentier says:

    …aka the “widowmaker” (roads were bumpier 100 years ago..along came the diamond frame, which also became known as..the safety bicycle!)

  • Thom says:

    Wow, that was 1:04 minutes of pure excellence! Thanks for posting it.

  • Duncan Watson says:

    Great post. Love the pennies.

  • Eddie says:

    Not just “fixed gear” but “direct drive fixed gear”- no chain! I cringe thinking about an endo from that height. This “quadriplegicator” line of bikes went extinct for good reason.

  • Penny Farthing Championships 2008 (EcoVelo) : Beezodog’s Place says:

    [...] Original article here… [...]

  • Loren Hackerott says:

    I had the opportunity to ride one of these about a year or so ago. Pedal steer was terrible. Maybe shorter cranks would help. The short ride went well enough UNTIL I decided to dismount. Forgetting that it was direct drive, I went to dismount from the pedal, thinking it would stay put while I came to a stop. BIG MISTAKE.

    I even have a rather embarrassing picture to prove it. No, I don’t plan to post it.

    It was fun to try, but once is enough for me. There are still a few things I want to do before I die.

 
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