Barry Brown. Rope & Canvas Craftsman, and Net Maker.
Also Penny Farthing Pilot & Racer, Kite Builder & Pilot, Recumbent HPV builder & Pilot, Long Distance Pumper (of the skating kind) & Tinkerer in just about everything.
Friday, 22 January 2021
Standard Highweels 54" Racing Penny Farthing For Sale! Brand New!
or very nearest offer!
Optional Moustache Bars
How Do All,
Most if not all of my bikes are going up for sale over the next few weeks / months!
Due to my over active and heavy duty active life style, and overloading and breaking my body in all the wrong ways, Osteoarthritis has finally caught up with me, and I am now dealing with severe pain and spasms in my lumber spine and sacroiliac joints of the pelvis, preventing me from riding without considerable pain.
I have all but given up riding in the last 6 months and now only commute to work 3 days a week out of necessity.
I also took a header on the Penny Farthing (not the advertised bike) just before Christmas, riding home from work I got caught out by the ice going up an incline on a canal bridge and ended up hanging from the railings by my right arm, my shoulder is now strapped up and is going to be a long time recovering.
Here I offer for sale my Standard Highweels 54" Penny Farthing "The Racer", which is Brand New!
I bought this High Wheel in February 2020, with the view of this being my race specific bike.
but due to the above I will no longer be racing and doubtfully riding for pleasure again anytime soon.
This bike also comes with a set of traditional style moustache handlebars.
I have assembled the bike and test ridden it, It is set up for someone that would usually ride a 52" bike, and I have made an extra step and set the steps at what was comfortable for me mounting and dismounting quickly.
The steps can be moved around or switched from one side to the other, or if you have long legs you can mount traditionally with just one step
my leg length from the bit between my bits and the floor is 33" wearing trainers if that helps with sizing.
This bike is very light and handles really well as the picture below will testify!
The only time I rode it! was a test ride a few times around the block
The following pictures were taken on 26/01/2021 & 10/02/2021
Standard Highwheels, 54" Racer, Brand New!.
Year of manufacture 2020, Colour: Ocean Blue RAL5020.
Swept back race bars.
(This bike also comes with a set of traditional style moustache handlebars)
Red leather saddle, low version without seat post.
Red Bar Tape.
Two mounting steps.
SHW #1 tyres.
30mm deep section SHW #1 rims.
I will include a set of new flat pedals for the bike as I only ride with SDP pedals.
This is a gorgeous Penny Farthing and needs no work or improvements, you can ride off into the sunset with no worries at all!
If anything has been missed or you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
I am more than happy to have anyone come visit me (obeying Covid safe distance rules!) and examine the Bike. I am in the Heathrow Villages area Hillingdon, Middlesex.
If you are interested in this item please contact me.
knotty dot bear at gmail dot com
The price I am is asking for this Penny Farthing is: