Penny Farthings!

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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:18 am

RonK wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:...I will attack going on the straight or going up a rise or hill on q unicycle, I do not do so going down hill.


Downhill doesn't seem to bother Kris Holm too much Colin... :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby find_bruce » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:26 pm

An "ordinary" penny farthing on ebay untill 2 September - buy it now price of only $10,000
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby gordy » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:12 am

Hey Lachy, I am currently doing the P-Far course with Brett. I am 173cm tall and my wheel size is 48 inches. Wheel size is determined by leg length. Though I have seen mates riding a 36 incher. My completed front wheel is sitting downstairs and I am on my way to finishing the whole bike. I will post pics when completed.
By the way, there is a Pennies by the bay later in the year at Sandgate.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby koen » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:26 am

Not for an ordinary, but have a couple of old tricycles. Anyone know where you can get solid rubber for new tryes? It needs a hole in the centre for a wire.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby koen » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:18 pm

Found a source I think at hiwheel.com aka Ridable Bicycle Replicas
They have various diameters of rubber by the foot. I'll start a thread when I get to putting the tyres on.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby gordy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:48 pm

Here are some pics from Penny's by the Sea yesterday at Sandgate.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:04 pm

Wow that's a solid turnout! Looks like it would have been a ripper day.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby gordy » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:37 pm

32 P-Far's in the stack.
Group ride was fun.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:39 am

Perhaps I have a sick mind but the first thing that comes to my mind is a scene from one of Clint Eastwoods old Clive-The-Ranfutang movies - the bit where one Harley gets tapped and the whole lot go over like a line of dominoes.

Like I said, I have a sick mind. :mrgreen:
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:38 pm

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Awesome shot Gordy. Is that Brett Richardson next to you in the shot? How many of you did the PF building course.

Not a helmet in site. :)
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:48 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Perhaps I have a sick mind but the first thing that comes to my mind is a scene from one of Clint Eastwoods old Clive-The-Ranfutang movies - the bit where one Harley gets tapped and the whole lot go over like a line of dominoes.

Like I said, I have a sick mind. :mrgreen:


I thought that too :) .
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby gordy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:38 pm

singlespeedscott wrote: Is that Brett Richardson next to you in the shot? How many of you did the PF building course.

Not a helmet in site. :)

Brett was walking around helping set up the stack and if you want another sans helmet, check this.
Aaron and myself before the rain today. No actual riding was done, it was all leaning on trees. :)
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:21 pm

gordy wrote:Image

Great shot :)
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby grantw » Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:38 pm

+1. Love the matching kit!
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby thomashouseman » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:44 am

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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:38 pm

thomashouseman wrote:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/10144954/Penny-Farthing-bike-race-held-in-Kentucky.html

Looks fun! Still want one...

I understand that the serious distances and races are done in Tassie. I know a couple over here in WA that do distance races - things well in excess of a 100km - but I think they have to travel a fair bit to get to them.

Those things are seriously dangerous. And going down anything other than a gentle slope downright scary. Good luck to anyone who has the heavy testicles to do it.
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Re: Penny Farthings!

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:59 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:I understand that the serious distances and races are done in Tassie.

yep, see this thread

for those in Adelaide, on Sunday, 30 June at 11am the members of the Penny Farthing Cycle Club of SA are planning on a ride starting at 11am from the Buffalo at Glenelg.
They welcome other riders, "either on pennies or safeties"
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