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Posted 6 years ago


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I bought this bicycle off my old 84 year old friend out of his garage. He told he has had this thing for over 35 years now and he is tired of walking around of. I cannot find anything out about this bicycle. The pedals say British made, and has a patented number on the thumb brake. The wheel is metal rimmed and has hard rubber tires. One of his kids around the 60s changed the seat on it and he has no idea where the orginal seat went to, he believes he probably threw it away. This is the smallest high wheeler I have ever seen, looks to be for a child. It has the orignal red paint on it and looks to be really old. If someone could give me like a date on this bicycle or maker that would truly be appreciated.

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    A friend who worked in a bicycle store in the '60's brought out a full sized new made high wheel & we tried it out. It appeared to be factory made & I assume for bicycle promotion or display. A real challenge to ride & forget going up even a gentile slope.
  2. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 years ago
    The bike is a penny farthing. If you Google either 1960's penny farthing or penny farthing you will find oodles of images. One made by a company called Falcon looked like yours. I found it in a museum site in Ireland.
  3. ralph ralph, 5 years ago
    i have one like that but mine is all steel no rubber tyres and no nut &boalts,the back weal is a bit bigger so i call it a penny halfpenny.
  4. ralph ralph, 5 years ago
    i meant to say it is all forged made so it must be a lot older than yours.

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