48" UDC Mk5 Penny Farthing - Black
This is a high specification 48" racing Penny Farthing. Designed and produced by Unicycle.com.
The Mk5 is now in stock and can be ordered. Read about the differences between the Mk4 and Mk5 in our Blog.
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 rear brake helps control the Penny Farthing in traffic and general riding, so increasing the usablilty and safety.
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" UDC Mk5
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"
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
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.
Note: This product can take up-to a week to be Dispatched.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Putting together a UDC Penny Farthing (Videos)
Here is an in-depth video showing how to build one of our UDC Mk4 Penny Farthings. We start right at the beginning unpacking the PF, then constructing the Rear Spine and finally mounting it all together. Plus, now we have our Penny Farthing together, t...
What size Penny Farthing to buy?
When buying a Penny Farthing it is important to know what size you require. You cannot just put the seat up or down!
A wheel that is too large or too small will result in an uncomfortable ride. For general riding follow that table shown below. ...
How to mount a Penny Farthing
We have had many requests for a video and instruction on how to mount a Penny Farthing. Here is a video that illustrates how to mount and dismount a UDC Mk4 Penny Farthing safely. It also explains the key areas to look out for on the mounting and dis...
UDC Penny Farthing Instructions
Please select your Penny Farthing from the list below.
All our instructions are PDF based, you will need a PDF viewer to use the links below. We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is a free, trusted global standard for viewing PDFs. You can ...
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