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    retro project...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-pennyfarthing


    started a thread in the vintage area, but i guess since i plan on constructing this bike from scratch more or less, you other fabricators out there may have pertinent info for me. check it out!

    ~CRZ

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    If you search for "pennyfakething" in this forum, you'll see another option entirely for a pennyfarthing-esque bike.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    lz4005;

    That design looks questionable to me. With the crankset ahead of the front wheel, and the shown saddle position, the center of gravity looks even more forward than on a true pennyfarthing. The originals were notorious for faceplanting riders and that looks like it might be even worse.
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    The geometry of the finished one I've seen pics of is a little different from the sketch.

    The important thing is that the handlebars are under your legs rather than over, so when you do inevitably get pitched off the front you'll tend to land feet first rather than faceplant.
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    Building one myself,the hardest part has been amounting the tools needed.

    Bought a tubing roller to make the rim and frame. everything else I'll just figure out along the way











    Quote Originally Posted by CRZbikebuilder View Post
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-pennyfarthing


    started a thread in the vintage area, but i guess since i plan on constructing this bike from scratch more or less, you other fabricators out there may have pertinent info for me. check it out!

    ~CRZ
    Quote Originally Posted by kilometers View Post
    Sorry I never called to ride. Last night ended with one of our friends (fixed conversion with orange stem) urinating in his own kitchen. Needless to say I did not get up until after noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KOTA View Post
    Did you check these links?...........Not my style of bike, But......This guy makes it look very easy.

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