Last modified: May 14, 2010

Home Made Penny Farthing

This little beaut is a genuine home made P-Far

It is being lent to our distributor QBP by one of their employees.  It's pretty cool at first glance, but the details are simply mind blowing.
I can't believe all the crazy engineering and Macguyvering that went into it. 

The man behind this build was frame builder Jeff Patterack from River Falls Wisconsin, and it was built during the 70's.

 
The main frame and rim are tubular steel, the head tube (with internal headset) is made from a water pipe fitting.

The cranks are made from 5/8ths wrenches


carved wood pedals

carved wooden bar and horn

the rubber for the tires is made from garden hose

 
home made leather saddle, and I'm guessing that the seat placement is adjustable via that u bracket

foot peg

This rear wheel is actually a piece of an antique sewing machine, with garden hose mounted for rubber

card from the original shop

All in all it's pretty mind blowing, the level of ingenuity is off the charts

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