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Ever seen Marilyn Monroe riding a Penny Farthing?


To be honest, “penny farthing”  makes me feel dizzy just by looking at the photo of it, but the daredevils of the yesteryear were not afraid to do so.  There is something weird and beautiful about these huge wheeled bicycles that makes you think of  how much fun these guys had riding  the funny looking high wheel.

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. It was popular after the boneshaker until the development of the safety bicycle in the 1880s. It was the first machine to be called a “bicycle.”

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