A high specification racing Penny Farthing that is designed and produced by Unicycle.com. While this machine harks back to the days of the 1880s, when these were popular, it is brought right up to date with the use of modern materials and manufacturing techniques. This produces a durable rideable Penny Farthing (Ordinary Cycle).
The frame is made from CrMo and has a moveable rear fork to allow you to change the front fork rake for different riding preferences. As well as the standard double step which is ideal for coasting there is an additional lower step that can be set to the left or right to help mounting.
The Mk4 comes with a rear brake. This helps control in traffic and for general use, so increasing the usablilty and safety of the Penny Farthing.
We supply each cycle with three spare spokes for the front wheel, these are in one of the front fork legs. The top of the fork leg is sealed with a plastic cap. If you notice a distinct rattle from the cycle, it will more than likely be the spare spokes. To stop this rattle, remove the spokes and wrap an elastic band round them.
Saddle: UDC Penny Farthing Saddle – Brown
Forks Frame: 48 / 50 / 52 / 54 / 56″ UDC Mk4
Cranks: Nimbus VCX Plus ISIS Cranks – 100/125/150mm (Polished)
Pedals: Aluminium Studded Pedals (Black)
Handlebars: UDC Penny Farthing Aluminium Handlebars (Black)
Rear Brake: Tektro R539 Long Drop Brake (Black)
Front Wheel-Size: 48 / 50 / 52 / 54 / 56″
Front Rim: UDC Penny Farthing Rim – Anodised in Black
Front Tyre: Standard Highwheels Type #1
Front Hub: UDC Penny Farthing ISIS Hub – 64 Hole, Black
Front Spokes: 64x 12g Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples
Rear Wheel-Size: 18″ (Nominal size)
Rear Rim: UDC Penny Farthing Rear Rim – Anodised Black
Rear Tyre: Standard Highwheels Type #1
Rear Hub: UDC Penny Farthing Hub – 28 Hole, Black
Rear Spokes: 28x 14g Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples.
Weight: 13.59 kg
How to size your Penny Farthing
A wheel that is too large or too small will result in an uncomfortable ride. For general riding follow that table shown below, if you are looking at racing penny farthing consider going to the size larger. The measurements are from crotch to floor with your shoes on.
30″ inseam length = 48″ Penny Farthing
32″ inseam length = 50″ Penny Farthing
34″ inseam length = 52″ Penny Farthing
36″ inseam length = 54″ Penny Farthing
38″ inseam length = 56″ Penny Farthing
These are recommended “rules of thumb” only, and not written in stone. If you are not sure give us a call and we can discuss.