You know what a penny farthing is, whether from old-timey photographs or from your local insufferable hipster. But why on Earth is it shaped like that? These days, riding a bike with one giant wheel in front might be a purely aesthetic choice, but back in 1800s, the penny farthing was built for one thing: the pure adrenaline rush.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas September 18, 2017
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