Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ianrauk, 12 Oct 2017.
epic. made me smile.
Did you record that at Norwich velodrome at the weekend?
I notice that the one had a slightly bigger wheel than the other.
This got me wondering if there was any snobbery, similar to the kind of wheel size debates we have today
Can I ask, how did you actually post this? I wanted to Telegram it to friends, but all I can send is a still. And I can't find anyway to 'share' outside of Facebook.
Inside leg measurement?
Bigger wheel means higher top speed but slower off the start. Bit like gear selection in modern track racing.
Plus inside leg measurement as suggested above will be the ultimate limiting factor.
Just copied the URL from the people that posted it on Facebook
cant see anything
Like to see Cavendish on one of them barging his way through in a mass sprint finish.
Here's a better, longer clip
The Penny Farthing Bike." C. J. Bowtle retains the Challenge Cup for one mile race on the old fashioned "boneshaker". Herne Hill, London.
My neighbour has one, made in the 1880s.
The pedals can be adjusted along the cranks to allow for leg length.
The last time I saw a film of people racing ordinaries, someone did an excellent demonstration of why the successors were called safety bikes.
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