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The Wonderfully Strange Penny-Farthing Bicycle

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler, or ordinary, is an early type of bicycle. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds, owing to it traveling a significant distance for every rotation of the legs, and comfort because the large wheel provided greater shock absorption. The history of the penny-farthing The ...

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Riding a penny-farthing bicycle.