This fantastic 32 Inch Penny Farthing is a great size for kids and adults who just want a fun Penny Farthing at a great price! Just a stepping stone for the really big Penny Farthings!
Our friend Neil Laughton has set 3 new Guinness World Records for riding a Penny Farthing without using your hands: 10km - 23 mins, 23 secs; Furthest distance in an hour - 26.0 km and Fastest average speed over 100m - 29.6 kph.
Theses records were acredited by Guinness and he was presented at the track with the awards. The record used a 56" UDC Penny Farthing.
Here is an amazing video of Richard Thoday's world record breaking ride from Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG).
On the 20th July 2019 Richard Thoday will attempt to break the Penny Farthing world record for Lands End to John O'Groats. All in the name of charity raising funds for Children in Need.
We've just completed another custom Penny, but this one was a little bit different. This Penny was a little bit of a restoration as well as customization.
Usually our customers contact us wishing to purchase a new Penny Farthing and ask to change colours and components before we send it out. However, this Penny was actually sold a few years ago and has seen a decent amount of mileage. It unfortunately came to us in a bit of a bad way, as at the recent World Cycling Revival event it was involved in a bit of an accident during a polo match!
Penny Farthing Restoration
As you would expect it had the usual bumps and scrapes from being used. It also had a destroyed front wheel from another Penny running over it. We had to rebuild the front wheel with a new UDC 54" rim and spokes. The whole Penny was also treated to a new coat of paint in lovely "Postbox Red" (RAL 3020). While everything was apart we gave everything a good clean and service. Finally we re-wrapped the handle bars which finished it off nicely.
There is also a few different components on this Penny compared to the standard Penny. Besides the colour, the first thing you will probably notice is the cranks are shorter. It has a pair of the Venture2 cranks in 114mm. With the 54" wheel and these shorter cranks it means you can get up to a decent speed. There is also a Brooks saddle in black which fits the "style" of the Penny Farthing perfectly. Finally there is a pair of Shimano M324 SPD Pedals Which are double sided, one side SPD the other a flat pedal, perfect for this Penny.
Customizing your Penny Farthing
If you want to build your perfect Penny Farthing, please give us a call and we can discus this personally with you. We always make sure that you get the best components that work together both technically and visually.
To see a few of the other custom Penny Farthings we have done please have a look at our "Custom Penny Farthings" product.