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Old 04-06-10, 01:33 PM
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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!

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Old 04-06-10, 04:47 PM
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Old 04-07-10, 02:40 PM
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for.

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p?f=37&t=21801

http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...222965#p222965

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If you search for "pennyfakething" in this forum, you'll see another option entirely for a pennyfarthing-esque bike.
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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.
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Old 04-13-10, 04:44 PM
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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











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!

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Old 04-13-10, 06:34 PM
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Did you check these links?...........Not my style of bike, But......This guy makes it look very easy.
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